Autumn Florals

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Shorts: Same (sorry, sold out) Shirt: Similar Bracelet: Similar Sandals: Mossimo (old)  Jacket: Similar

Happy fall everyone!  I am so excited that it is finally fall, this season is so much fun, from pumpkin flavored everything, to corn mazes, bonfires and smores, I love this time of year!  I am also looking forward to pulling out sweaters, flannels and all of those outfits that come to mind when you think the word autumn.  However, I live in the Midwest, so that means that permanent fall temperatures are still a ways off for us.  Up until today, nearly every day has been in the upper eighties or low nineties, so can we say that even the thought of a sweater would make you break out in a sweat?  (On a side note though, today is nice and rainy, so I am actually getting to pull a flannel out of the winter closet today!  Cue the happy dance!)  Because cooler weather won’t truly be around to stay until probably close to mid or late October, I have to get creative in pulling out autumn inspired outfits that still work with the higher temperatures.  This outfit is one of my favorites.  I found these shorts at J. Crew this past summer, but honestly, they weren’t in the budget.  However, Poshmark came to the rescue, I was able to find them on there for a fraction of the price like new!  In all seriousness, if you have not checked out Poshmark yet, you definitely should, it is one of my most favorite tools for buying the brands I love at a price I can afford.

The fall inspired floral of these shorts make them a great transition piece for fall, and I can throw on a denim jacket for those cooler mornings and evenings that are slowly beginning to appear.  For me, the secret to being able to wear more “summery” outfits like this while still fitting the season of fall is all in the colour scheme.  I try to stick to the colours that come to mind when you think of fall, warm earth tones, greys, burnt oranges, navy and the berry tones.  At the same time,  I also try to stay away from the bright, vibrant colours that are so synonymous with summer.

Do any of you live where it is still warmer temperatures at the beginning of the fall season?  If so, what are your secrets to creating that fall wardrobe look that just isn’t practical yet?

Xoxo,

Leighton Michele

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