Like I said in my updated post, Rules?, the summer to fall transition is rough for me. First, I lose my mocha tint, then my allergies start up….oh and don’t even get me started on the temperatures dropping. I use to be a shorts and sandals girl 365 days of the year but Boston weather doesn’t allow for that luxury. Nevertheless, I try to prolong my summer wear as long as possible.
If you saw me at any point this summer I was likely in the above pictured red buffalo print BB Dakota shirt dress. Shirt dresses are easy and breezy and a summer staple, as I discussed in my previous post. You’d think since it’s October, I’d be pushing my luck to continue to wear a shirt dress, but you’d be wrong. I’ve began pairing them with light jackets and more heavy duty footwear to help me shift with the season.
One thing I hate is having dressed based off the morning temperature only to end up like a sweaty dog by the afternoon when temperatures heat up. Anyone else with me? Here, I added leather moto jacket (it’s vegan, chill). Sidenote: I must admit, I use to shy away from leather mainly because I associated it with Daytona Bike Week and leather chaps, recently this Levi’s jacket from Nordstrom has become one of my staples. When the temperatures heat up in the afternoon, you can adjust the jacket to be worn as an “editor drape” to avoid having to carry it!
My next piece of advice, replace your summer wedges with a pair of over-the-knee boots. I picked up a black suede pair from Primark in downtown Boston. My only complaint is that the tie strings have no traction, so they do slide down your leg throughout the day which is REAL annoying (hence face below). But you know what they say, you get what you pay for and they were a small fraction of the cost compared to the popular Stuart Weitzman boots. Update: I’ve since purchased a Vince Camuto pair which has elasticized panels that help them stay up.
Initially with my first pair, I paired with with skinny jeans (denim and black). Being that I am trying to stretch out my summer wear as long as possible, I prefer to pair my over the knee boots with shorts, a skirt, or a mini dress! Ordinarily wearing a shorter hem during the chilly months isn’t smart because it leaves your bare legs exposed, but with over the knee boots you’ll be great. Think of them like a warmer pair of tights!