How to Wear Fall Fashion in Warm Weather
September 16, 2016
It’s the one downside to living in paradise: when women around the world start working their winter coats, we’re still in our summer sandals. Here’s how to keep pace with fashion’s changing seasons even when there’s not a cloud in the sky.
Bare legs, fall dresses
There’s no rule that says the new season’s dresses have to be worn with tights. In fact, a Florida tan will set off these autumn color palettes beautifully. Left to right: Gucci tropical-print pleated dress; Ann Taylor shirtdress; Anthropologie magnolia lace dress.
The footwear perks
Most American women get to wear their peep-toe boots and ballet flats for roughly three weeks a year; not so, here in paradise. Make the most of it with Prada’s velvet, open-heeled boot; Jimmy Choo’s Lucy flats; and Sam Edelman’s peep-toe boots in autumnal wine suede.
Here’s a tip every off-duty model knows: there are few things more instantly chic than a great blazer slung over the shoulders. This is also an excellent way to work the new season’s outerwear without, you know, having to actually wear a jacket. Left to right: Brooks Brothers two-button wool blazer; J. Crew Regent blazer in baroque blue; Gucci wool silk contrast jacket.
Gauzy knits are the perfect combination of feminine and chic — and like peep-toe boots, they’re off-limits to most of the world for most of the year, so make the most of them. Left to right: J. Crew Tippi sweater, Emporio Armani sweater, Michael Kors cotton boatneck sweater.
“Back to school” is a bona fide fashion moment these days. Channel the early fall spirit with a button-down shirt in autumnal hues; for a look that’s especially of the moment, button to the neck and tuck in to a high-waisted mini. Left to right: COACH Western shirt, Tory Burch Madison shirt in New Ivory Utopia, Marc Jacobs tie-neck silk button-up shirt, from Neiman Marcus.