Smell that pumpkin spice latte? Notice the colors of the leaves changing? Find yourself grabbing a light sweater as you head off to your 8 am class? If you said yes to any of the above, then it’s official; fall is here. Now fall is fickle, and it likes to make itself known on some campuses more than others so if you haven’t noticed fall yet, rest assured, it is coming for you. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t love fall. After all, it is just about the perfect season. All of those great summer memories are still fresh in our mind along with that gorgeous summer tan still gracing our skin. Classes haven’t become too much of a burden yet (hopefully). But the best part is that you can enjoy spending time outside doing just about anything.
Now all of this activity requires the perfect fall outfit. In Florida, we are in pre-fall, a unique season where layering is looked down upon and summer tank tops are in obsolescence. It leaves your emotions mixed and your closet torn. Since your selfies at the pumpkin patch look out of place with neon, and drinking cider is almost uncomfortable in beachwear, it’s clear we need a new color palette.
This Fashionista got it right on all counts. Her lightweight olive green button-up dress is ready for fall but can also handle the warmer days with ease. Olive is also a color that suits almost every skin tone from light to dark. Other color options would include navy, camel, burgundy or even charcoal. The sleeve works at almost any length from sleeveless to long. I love this embossed bodice dress with a pleated skirt; the faux leather is a great transition into fall but the eggplant skirt keeps it on trend and light enough to be worn now.
A colored leather bag makes this dress pop and the burnt orange is always one of my favorite fall colors (i.e. the multiple pumpkin references in this post). I encourage everyone to not be scared of trying a great colored leather bag; it’s worth the investment and you will find them surprisingly as versatile as your brown and black bags. If you’re still hesitant, go with something that is almost neutral, like this navy cross-body bag.
Sadly, fall does not mean boot season in all states and as much as we want to throw on our favorite pair of knee-high boots, it just isn’t time at FSU. If you’re in a similar climate, you can follow this Fashionista and opt for a darker colored sandal. Pewter fits perfectly in the fall palette and can even add a little shine to your darker colored ensemble.
It is easy to get in to the groove of the season by buying up the color palette even if it means waiting to buy heavier pieces. Winter will be here soon enough; enjoy the pallete and presence of fall.