Fall is my favorite season for dressing. The cool, crisp air is perfect for piling on clothes. These days, It’s cool in the mornings, mild in the afternoon, cool at night. Our air conditioner is switched to off and every window in the house is wide open, taking full advantage of that brisk autumn breeze that is so indicative of September.
When the temperatures drop ever so slightly and we start subconsciously thinking about soup and pumpkin and apples and rich, flavorful braises, dressing in layers is the name of the game, and in my opinion, there’s never too many.
Here are three outfits that I would wear tomorrow, and just may. They feature layers on layers on layers. Scarfs, hats, vests, jackets–it’s cozy and cute and my favorite way to get dressed in the morning.
Fall is the season for festivals. On my list this season: Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain (a couple of times), a grape stomping festival, and possibly even Irish Fest. These being mainly outdoors, cozy scarfs and light jackets are perfect.
It’s Sunday, and you’ve got a day of Football ahead of you. All of these pieces, plus my favorite bright green Jets hat (don’t hate!) is my idea of a cozy, early Fall day off. Pro tip: that quilted vest is incredibly warm. Don’t let the exposed arms fool you.
Work layers. They’re necessary in all seasons, especially if you are perpetually cold and the people you work with are perpetually hot. A comfortable LBD with a white button up layered underneath, safari vest on top, and pops of animal print is office appropriate and still comfortable and fun. Throw the red hat on when it gets cooler!
I’m never more inspired than I am in the Fall, and fashion is no different. There’s something renewing about this season, even while it prepares us to hunker down for winter. It’s in the air, and I’m soaking in every moment of it. Throw on an extra layer tomorrow (or if it’s still 80+ degrees where you are, wait a couple of months and then throw on an extra layer) and embrace the change.