Lately we’ve been treated to some cooler evenings in Southern California, which has completely ramped up my excitement for fall. In case you couldn’t already tell, I’m a fall/winter girl through and through. Yes, I love my California sunshine, but when it comes to getting dressed I would 100% rather wear a jacket and boots than a sundress and sandals.
Thankfully fall merchandise is slowly trickling into stores and my favorite online shops. The question now becomes, how do I make my outfits weather appropriate during this transitional time? My answer: killer boots. I have long loved pairing boots with more summer inspired looks (i.e. shorts and dresses) and love the way they complete this simple summer shirtdress. Worn with a light jacket layered over the top, the outfit works for warmer days and cooler nights alike.
Since it will be warm in SoCal for at least another month, transitional dressing is key. Add sock booties (they’ll be a huge fall trend) and light jackets to your list of wardrobe staples. Sock booties look great with skirts and dresses because the ankle is narrow and fits like a sock, thus no gaping like in a traditional ankle boot. My Haider Ackermann boots are sold out, but a no heeled version is still available as well as some great affordable alternatives here, here and here.
For jackets look for light suede and leather – you can tell the difference between a spring jacket vs. a fall jacket in the lining (bonus points because they’ll all be on sale!) – trench coats, military jackets and denim as your go-tos. Check out this versatile fleet jacket, this oversized denim number and this classic trench for great affordable options.
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Photos by Henry Young