Fall is in the air! The temperature is slowly beginning to drop, and people are breaking out everything pumpkin! Closets are transitioning out of the bright and pastel colors into deeper warm colors with heavy fabrics. With that being said, it can feel awkward putting on a sweater and jeans, especially in Texas when the weather is 90 degrees. So, as you begin to get into the fall spirit, we want to help you avoid confusion when getting dressed! Below are our tips on wearing transition pieces from things you most likely already have in your closet!
Leather Jacket Look
Leather jackets are one of the most classic pieces to exist. If they are well taken care of, they can last a lifetime! My mom still wears hers from college, and it looks better than anything on the market today. The market is saturated with many different materials, fits, embellishing, and colors of leather jackets. If you are hunting for one, make sure you know the characteristics you want in the jacket before searching. Doing research prior will help you not get overwhelmed and purchase a jacket you genuinely love.
The beauty of a leather jacket is that it is one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe (arguably more than a jean jacket). To spice up a casual outfit, pair the jacket with a graphic tee and black leggings. Athletic leggings give a more street-style look, and leather leggings from brands such as Spanx offer a chicer look. At night, you can go for the classic yet elegant all-black fit, or dress it down with a pair of blue jeans! To tie everything together, I would recommend matching the metal of your jewelry to your jacket!
The shacket trend is still alive and well! If you were previously hesitant to invest, this is your sign to shop for one right now! There are many different materials in shackets, so they are the perfect transitional pieces to offer a warm fall appearance without the warmth. This trait is ideal for when you are picking pumpkins are stuffing a scarecrow. Additionally, they are a secret weapon to make any basic outfit look complete when you are rushing out the door!
Jean Jacket Look
I am here to announce that your jean jacket is still in style! Similar to other jackets that we will see this fall, jean jackets can be dressed up with another pair of pants or dressed down with leggings. For a transitional piece, jean jackets provide a fall element when put over a dress. They help you squeeze those last few wears into those dresses that you are just not ready to put away yet! My tip for jean jackets is that they can immediately give you a figure when you are wearing a figureless article of clothing. They help break up the outfit and tell the eye where to look!
Yes, we can wear any outfit and hit the gym, but we all know we work better and harder when we look good! In the fall, it can be so easy to throw on an all-black outfit and call it a day. Granted, they can look very sleek, but not when it becomes your uniform. To start building a workout wardrobe that has novelty, make sure that you first have leggings and tops in black and white. I recommend tops that are in the workout material but are also designed to be worn for leisure. From there, you can begin adding prints in! These prints do not need to be anything crazy like a bold gingham or floral. My favorite pattern is black-on-black camo leggings that most athletic brands offer now. A great tip for when you don’t want to look like you just came from the gym is to add a windbreaker! A windbreaker is less formal than a jean jacket but doesn’t give the casual vibe that a proper athletic jacket gives!
If you don’t know this already, my absolute favorite style of jacket is the blazer. I wore them throughout the summer, and I am now taking them with me to fall! For a quick review, the style of blazer that I am talking about can be considered “oversized.” However, do not get scared; oversized means longer than the standard work attire blazer. It is still tailored and gives you shape. Blazers are great for transitional pieces because they can be worn with shorts! Yes, I am leaving it just at shorts because they truly can be worn with any style of shorts. For fall, a fun, trendy look to try is a patterned blazer with leather shorts! Just remember to balance your outfit and if your shorts fit loosely, wear a fitted top!
Leather Pants Look
If you ever need to feel confident, trendy, and like you are about to conquer the world, reach for a pair of leather pants. My reasoning? Have you ever passed someone in leather pants and not thought, “Wow, she looks good.” Last fall and winter, black leather pants were the trend everyone had on. This year, black is still trendy, but it has expanded into brown, tan, and white! For transitioning, the lighter shades will be your go-to! Also, if you don’t like wearing dark colors, it is very stylish to wear a tan or cream pair of leather pants with an equally light blouse. It gives a winter white aesthetic! Additionally, if you want to try out leather pants before investing, all colors and fits are available at every price point!
Maxi Skirt Look
Maxi skirts are one of the best pieces of clothing to become trendy in recent years, and I do not see them going anywhere! They are versatile and can easily be transitioned from day to night. For the day, dress it with a loose-fitting top, tuck it in, throw a purse on your shoulder and head out the door. At night, simply add a jacket! They are great transitional pieces because they are long and can easily be worn with a pair of booties. Also, if you have one that looks a little too much like summer, put on a knit top and wear warmer materials like suede, and it will instantly become on season!
Happy Fall Yall