The oddly indecisive Boston weather is at it again. Even though heavy coats made their way out of storage last week, the recent weather has granted summer shorts and short-sleeved shirts a window of opportunity to be worn again. I can’t say that I want it to be freezing cold, but this yo-yo weather is a bit disconcerting. As weird as the weather may be though, Fashionista/os are still keeping the spirit of fall in their ensembles. Fashionistas might be able to wear dresses sans tights, but their fall ankle boots and chunky scarves keep their outfits looking cozy. I’ve also noticed Fashionistos keeping in touch with their fall side through button-down layers, graphic sweaters and boots.
Today’s Fashionisto definitely captures the essence of fall with his patterned sweater and red sneakers. The red shoes pay some homage to the hot summer days that the weather is bringing back, but they also add a fun pop to his fall ensemble. His cuffed gray pants are a perfect neutral hue to sandwich between the bold print sweater and bright shoes. His outfit still pops off the sidewalk, but in a more polished manner thanks to the cuffed pants.
This is a great combination for all Fashionista/os to keep in mind for the fall. If you’ve got a graphic sweater, don’t be afraid to sport an equally bold pair of shoes. Pairing these two things with a neutral pant instead of jeans will give your look a more classy and unexpected quality. Obviously jeans are a must-have for the fall, but opting for a pant instead is a great way to mix up your fall wardrobe. For our Fashionistas who want a fall ensemble like this Fashionisto’s, start by looking for some neutral pants. H&M has a great pair of burgundy pants that would couple well with this Puzzle sweater from Madewell and these patent flats from J.Crew. For all Fashionistos, try mixing these camel colored chinos with a graphic blue sweater and burgundy Vans for a fun fall ensemble.
Even if the weather is sending warm weather vibes in October, channel your fall instincts with cozy sweaters, boots and scarves. Just hold off on putting too many layers on until the weather has made up its mind.