Septermber is a tricky month for wardrobe choices. The calendar says it’s Fall but – in many parts of the country – the thermometer says maybe it’s still Summer. And the balance shifts back and forth daily. What to wear is an ongoing challenge. Here are tips to recombine your pieces to suit this shifting environment …
Changing out just an element or two can shift the seasonality of an outfit. Obviously, building your wardrobe in a consistent color story makes this versatility easier to achieve. If you haven’t already identified (or updated!) your most flattering range of colors, we’ll be happy to help. Check out the details on a virtual Color Certainty consultation.
I started this example with a favorite late-summer combo – stretch cotton blazer in a multi-hued print, mid-wash jeans and a tank in one of the print colors. Straw bag and canvas wedge sandals send a warm-weather message.
By mid-September those same tops felt more seasonal with a darker jean and suede mules and tote. The berry accessories echo another color from the print.
On a cooler day — or later in the calendar — I can shift that look again by trading the dark-wash denim for a stretch corduroy pant in a deeper berry tone. Clearly a more fall-ish fabrication.
Eventually the cotton blazer and tank will start to look too summer-y, and I can sub in a cuddly long-sleeve tee instead. A scarf easily links the variety of berry tones into a cohesive look.
And the gray elements in the scarf print remind me that I can layer in a gray cardigan as the temperatures continue to drop. A gray suede ankle boot (not pictured) can replace the open-toe mules and keep my tootsies warm.
Take a few minutes to play with a warm weather outfit from your own closet and see how you can reimagine it through the changing weather ahead. We’d love to see pictures of your discoveries.