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The Transition

Hi friends! Welcome back! I held off for as long as I could because I know you summer lovers hate when us fall lovers do this, but I can't wait any longer. It's September and it's also the day after Labor Day so as far as I'm concerned it is officially fall, baby! If you've been following me along this journey then you know how excited I am, not only about fall fashion, but pretty much all things fall. I'm talking apple picking, pumpkin picking, pumpkin carving, Octoberfest, HALLOWEEN!! I mean how can anyone not just want to jump for joy when fall rolls around? Unfortunately, here in NJ it doesn't actually start to get cold enough to layer until the end of October, sometimes even November. During this transitional period of time when it's still warm during the day but cooler at night it becomes pretty tricky to figure out what to wear. Well, I'm here to help with that!

At this point of the year I'm ready to ditch my shorts completely, but the 80 degree temps during the day make that nearly impossible. How am I supposed to live in all my fall glory if I'm still forced to dress like it's summer? Rude! Anyway, if you're like me and you're ready to put away your summer clothes, but the weather isn't quite allowing for that yet, I got you. Here are some simple tips for a seamless transition into our favorite season:

  1. Fine, you can't put your shorts away just yet, but you CAN add a light jacket or sweater to your look to make you feel like you're layering, even just a little. Chances are, you'll most likely need it in the evening anyway. I opted for this amazing vintage Levi's denim jacket I found at a flee market in Boston.

  2. Boots! That's right ladies, it's okay to bring out your favorite boots now. Style them with shorts, skirts and dresses. It gives the illusion of cooler weather even when it's not cool at at all.

  3. My personal favorite, blazers! This is the perfect time to pull out all of your blazers and throw them over literally everything. The good thing about it is that there are many different materials that blazers come in so you can wear your lighter blazers during the warmer months and the thicker materials in the cooler months.

  4. Oversized button down shirts & shackets are a must! Seriously. I'm not sure how but they instantly make any bland outfit look cool, and again, they're good to have for when the sun goes down and the temperature drops.

  5. My last tip for you, and I know this isn't for everyone, is to get some cool hats. I've been obsessed with baseball caps, but I also love a good fedora. I don't personally own any fedoras because I'm not sure how they would look on me, but I'm excited to try them out this season and you should too!

Okay, that's all I have for you guys today. I hope these tips were helpful! All outfit details for my look are listed below as always. Until next time, tootles sugar plums! Xoxo.

Outfit Deetz:

Denim Jacket: Vintage Levi's (mine is from a flee market but here is basically the same one just newer, size large)

Tee: H&M (size medium)

Shorts: Levi's (size 25)

Sneakers: Converse (size down a 1/2 or even a full size)

Sunnies: Amazon

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