Adding Fall-ish Colours
Think of your favourite summertime top. Now, imagine it with a darker, richer pair of pants. Maybe you are most comfortable in dark blue or black denim - both of which are very appropriate - or maybe you prefer a rich jewel tone to ground the airiness of your lightweight hot weather topper. See below for Pantone's beautiful palette for fall. The Potter's Clay, Aurora Red, Spicy Mustard, and Warm Taupe so perfectly capture what fall looks like; so much so, you can almost hear the leaves crunching beneath you as you walk. But remember, be true to yourself and your style. Don't buy colours that are going to hang in your closet! If you're unsure of colour, try adding a little bit with a pair of earrings or necklace. Or by adding a bit of colour in a scarf.
Layer, Layer, Layer... and Layer!
Fall is a funny ol' season. It can be scorching one minute and freezing the next. What is a girl to do? In swoops Layering! Think a long cardigan over your favourite tank or tee, a great denim or leather jacket over your favourite maxi dress, or a crisp, white blouse under your favourite sleeveless piece. And don't forget the scarf!
Ankle Booties are Your Best Friend
We all have our favourite pair of ankle booties that we almost wore to death last year. It's time to dig them out and throw them on with some bare legs. Shriek! We're not joking. You have spent all summer tanning (or attempting to tan) those gorgeous gams and there is still time to show them off. Let them breath for a little while longer. Not comfortable with this idea? Try pairing your booties with a cropped jean or try wearing tall riding boots with bare legs (with an appropriate length skirt/ dress; no minis!). Less will show but you will get the same look and feel!
Tights are *also* Your Best Friend!
Whether you're a stockings girl or more of a leggings gal, pairing tights with your skirts, dresses and shorts (if you're daring), will extend your summer wardrobe into the depths of fall. Not sure what kind of leg cover to buy? Black opaque is a no brainer and our number one recommendation. However, there are tons of options out there including all colours, patterns, and knits. Just remember that the lighter the colour or the thicker the knit (think cable knit), the thicker the leg looks (visually).