- Category: Rain in Style
- Published: Sunday, September 17, 2017
- Written by Lorraine Serbinski
I’m back, spreading my fall joy everywhere! Have you seen me around town all bundled up? LOL. It’s true. But the weather has been kind of fall-like recently. At least in the mornings it has. So here’s a question, how do we bridge the transition from season to season? When it is cold in the mornings but warm in the afternoons?
Layers. But let’s talk about stylish layers, and using them to not just keep warm, but also to add interest. A few weekends ago, I was downtown. I know surprising right? The kids were hunting for rock; it’s something that they love to do. It was chilly in the morning, but was supposed to warm up in the afternoon...typical for fall around here. So I took it as a great opportunity to do a few photos for this post. This outfit is also one of my top 5 fall outfits (which I will talk about in another post).
By taking a basic dress, and adding layers to it, I was able to bundle up when cold, but then remove the layers when it warmed up. Try using a fitted jacket and scarf over a dress. This scarf... I know! I posted about it last week, here, but it's from Grace and Lace, and you need to get it. The colors in it are perfect for fall.
Also mix your textures, it adds interest. My faux leather jacket, scarf and dress are all different textures. And then there’s my boots... yes, stylish friends, my over the knee boots, I will use the acronym OTK. They are also a different texture - these are like a faux suede. I got them at DSW last year. I saw them there again recently, or find them online, here. OTK boots are great for wearing with a dress, or jeans. I will talk about different ways to style them in a different post. For this post, they were a great way for me to be able to transition this outfit from chilly in the morning to warm in the afternoon.
I changed my shoes, took off the jacket and scarf, and magically it became an entirely different outfit. And, yes I could have worn regular black booties with tights in the morning, but I find it easier to change my shoes while out and about, then trying to take tights off discreetly. That’s probably because I am like the least sly person ever. LOL. #truth
And then there’s another added interest for when I took my scarf off - wear a long necklace under your scarf. That way when you take the scarf off, you aren’t loosing an interesting piece of your outfit, you are simply changing the focus. Genious. Except, I forgot to take my earrings out. I usually don't wear big earrings with a necklace. But, I don't hate it.
So come on and join me in welcoming fall. If I see you around town bundled up and looking stylish, I will smile and introduce myself...and probably ask where you got your outfit. Then we could go for coffee!
Be on the lookout for upcoming posts about how I've decided to handle my social media presence and wanting to protect my kids, and more fall outfit ideas! Plaid, vests, scarves, boots vs booties, and so much more.