While Fall is still a few weeks away, it kind of already feels like it’s here. It’s still hot out, but with the smoke clouding Vancouver – it feels like our usual bright, sunny, beautiful Vancouver summer is long gone. I know it sounds weird, but I am honestly looking forward to cooler, rainier weather so that we can finally say goodbye to all the fires and smoke in BC.
fall ready dresses
When I begin packing away my summer clothes, I always like to select a few pieces that I feel will be able to transition nicely into my fall wardrobe. This striped dress, for example, is one that I wore a lot throughout August. It was lightweight and comfortable to wear and I love pairing it with strappy sandals. But, the more I wore it out, the more I realized it would also be an excellent dress for fall. The print is simple and not summery (ie. no palm print, etc – it’s just simple stripes!), the long-sleeves and longer hemline lend itself to being a bit warmer. It’s dresses like this one that are great for year-round wear.
Rock a pair of boots
Rather than sporting my favourite pair of strappy sandals (so sad to say goodbye to them – wah!), I will be pairing my favourite dresses with boots. This dress works perfectly with a pair of ankle boots, but a shorter hemmed dress would look great with over the knee or to-the-knee boots, too.
Add on a hat
One of my favourite fall style staples is hats. During the fall, I pretty much live in floppy hats. I love how they add something unique to a look. If you’re like me and pretty live in all-black outfits during the fall and winter, then you may already know that hats are a great way to add a touch of colour to an outfit. Plus, they add a level of warmth to an outfit that I’m all about.
Add on cozy layers
As we tip-toe towards fall, I keep having to remind myself that soon I’ll be having to break out my cozy knits and jackets. Those pieces are truly the ones that take a look from summer to fall, and they are the most essential items to have in your wardrobe.