Holla for Friday! It may not be a long weekend, but I’m looking forward to it none the less! I’ve been giving Little Miss’s overflowing closet the stink-eye long enough…and this is the time to tackle it! Hopefully.
Even though I shared some Fall touches around our home yesterday, we’re still several
months weeks away from bringing Fall to our closets. The calendar will soon say Fall, but the temperatures will continue to scream Summer! Which really bites when you have cute new booties just dying to hit the town!
Transitioning our wardrobes to a new season always seems to cause some anxiety, so today I’m sharing how to wear those fun new Fall pieces NOW…and again LATER, when the temperatures cool down.
Swapping your sandals for booties is a simple and fun way to ease your favorite dresses in to Fall. Boots can look clunky and heavy, so I prefer a neutral color and streamlined shape for a more flattering look.
These fennel booties are almost nude, giving me the edgy style I want, while also elongating the leg. A dark or chunky/slouchy boot would visually chop my leg at the ankle, giving me a stumpy look. And we’re not going for stumpy.
Now let’s fast forward a month or two, and transition the same booties, scarf, bag and jacket for cooler days by pairing them with jeans and a striped tee. Basically my Fall uniform.
And again, when it cools down even more, I’ll add the jacket layer.
Style Tip: Cuff your jeans just above your boots to show them off, and expose a sliver of leg. But make sure you’re wearing low-ankle socks! Nothing will ruin the look faster than your ratty gym sock poking out.
The stores are flooded with an overwhelming number of boot options, so I look for not only flattering shapes and colors, but also a style with special touches like the woven texture and tassel zipper of these from Sole Society. There’s just enough heel to give me the extra height I like, but not so high as to make them uncomfortable.
Fit Tip: This bootie runs a bit small, so I went up a half-size to allow enough room for socks.
Let the record show that I almost had a full-blown heatstroke shooting this look for ya’ll, so I hope to Betsy you’re feeling inspired for Fall! Are you wearing your booties yet, or do you wait until it’s actually Fall weather? Happy weekend, lovebugs!