Calendar says Fall,
Thermometer screams July!
The key to dressing for the season, ie Fall, while accommodating the hot reality, is to focus on lightweight garments, in seasonal colors, which can be layered and removed throughout the day as needed.
Embrace the season with darker shades, in lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton and silk. Jewel tones such assapphire and ruby (pictured right) and emerald, amethyst, garnet work well this time of year. Ditto deeper, darker shades of pastels - just picture peach with a splash of chocolate and arrive at an autumnal salmon hue, or how about peridot with a hand-full of sapphires for a rich blue-teal.
Earth tones like tan, rust, and brown evoke the fall season, and “uniform colors” like navy, grey, army green,and maroon are appropriate this time of year. Black, brown and charcoal are ideal choices as well, which can be brightened up with pops of color via scarves and ponchos.
Remember that the weather is changeable, ranging from cool mornings to hot noons, and later, to chilly evenings--so it is essential to be prepared. Layering is sensible and can also reveal your personal style; wear cardigans and blazers when heading out in the morning, doff it off to reveal a blouse during the heat of the day.
Camis worn under a shirt allow for unbuttoning if further cooling off is needed. Throw a colorful scarf around your neck that can double as a shawl if your destination has an overzealous air-conditioning system, or Mother Nature decides to re-launch Fall. You'll be ready when she does!
Author: Keri White
WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT CLOTHING:
Long Sleeve Blouses (Silk Charmeuse, Cotton)
- Tops (Camisoles, Ponchos)
- Jeans and slacks
- Cotton Duck or Twill Jackets
CHOOSE SEASONAL COLORS:
- Jewel Tones,
- Darker Pastels, eg. Salmon,
- Earth Tones, eg. Bronze, Olive, Tan
LAYER, LAYER, LAYER:
- Clothing you can peal off, or add on, like cardigans, vests add lightweight jackets.
- Ponchos can offer the versatility of a top as well as an accessory.
NOTE: Wearing a camisole under a blouse allows for unbuttoning if conditions get too warm. How much?
It's up to you.
ACCESSORIZE FOR PRACTICALITY
- Large Gauze Silk Scarves are great for wadding, wrapping and removing when needed.
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- Lightweight Ponchos or Kimonos
- Keep your Hats and Sunglass handy for those cloudless days.
IN YOUR CHOICE OF CLOTHING THIS FALL,
BE BRAVE IN LAYERING, EVEN BOLD,
SO YOU'LL SELDOM BE LACKING IN COMFORT, STYLE, WARM AND FASHION,
'CAUSE YOU'LL "BE PREPARED" FOLLOWING THE MAXIM OF OLD.