Today, it’s the first day of Fall and officially time for a Fall transitional wardrobe. Here in California we tend to have later summers, yet I often find my self looking forward to Fall now more than ever, when I can wear a more rich color palette. Fall is also the time for sumptuous textures like wool, velvet, suede, and leather. But what to do when the temps are cool and the skies are still sunny?
I try what I like to call a transitional wardrobe. A transitional wardrobe requires the following: natural fabrics and textures, and clothing that can be layered.
Why natural fabrics? Well, breathability is key if the Autumn temps where you live tend to fluctuate from low to high to low throughout the day. Synthetics tend to be hot when it’s hot and cold when it’s cold. Whereas natural fabrics like wool and cotton breath and also act to insulate the body when layered.
Which brings me to today’s look.
You’ve probably seen a few sneak peeks of this tunic on Instagram. This epic piece is made from 100% wool. Even though the fabric is wool, it’s fairly thin. And the three quarter sleeve helps with staying cool. I’m wearing this dress with bare legs and sandals on a warmer day, and layered over a skinny white jean on cooler days.
And, since it’s not quite feeling like Fall in Northern California I brought forth my favorite summer accessory the wicker bag from Patricia Nash.
Lastly, to play up the bohemian minimalist vibe I slipped on a pair of Moroccan inspired mules from Everlane.
Whoops! I almost forgot to mention the tunic is a vintage, second-hand item made by hand. Talk about sustainable fashion! Since I’ve been emphasizing second-hand and sustainable clothing as of late, next week’s post will be all about National Consignment Day which is October 2nd. I’ll be featuring my favorite fall find from luxury consignment e-tailer The Real Real and tagging my look on Instagram with the official hashtag of National Consignment Day #NeverThrowAway