“September days are here with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.” – Helen Hunt Jackson
September is such a weird month for those of us in Houston. Summer is over. School is back in session. Fall Festivals, Halloween, and Oktoberfest are around the corner, but it can still feel like over 100 degrees with the heat index. People seem split on whether to embrace fall in September or to wait. I see some people on Instagram drinking a Pumpkin Spice Latte everyday and breaking out their fall decor. Others hold on to the last bit of summer for as long as they can. Me? I’m kind of in the middle. I put up my fall wreath yesterday, but am holding of on ingesting anything pumpkin until later in the month.
So what about clothes? How do you dress in September – especially if you are already toting around your PSL – but are sweating from door to door? My suggestions are finding fall colors and in “summer” silhouettes or fabrics. I look for warm autumn tones in sleeveless or short sleeve tops. When it gets cooler (like October) I’ll throw my moto jacket over it and get more wear out of it. I also look for dresses that are lightweight fabric. Below are some recent finds that I wanted to share and some older things from my closet that may give you ideas of how to put together items you may already have in your own closet.
This top from 1.State fits the bill. It is sleeveless and loose-fitting so it keeps you cool, but I love that the colors are burnt orange and deep purples. I paired it with my distressed cropped jeans (I really am liking Level 99 jeans lately) and my white mules. And I can’t forget my Virtue Jewelry bracelets I wear every day. No lie. Really I wear them every day.
This fabric on this H&M dress is so pretty! I’m wearing this with my white mules (again). The dress is light, too, so it is easy to wear now and when it’s cooler I’ll pair it with tall boots. It’s also the cheapest item on this list at $25!
This outfit I pulled together from my own closet. The top is a Banana Republic find from earlier in the summer and these are my burnt orange jeans I’ve had for three years. Hey, burnt orange isn’t just for game day anymore! And I’m wearing these acrylic tortoise Virtue earrings a lot while I’m transitioning my wardrobe. They go with everything!
Are you an early adopter of fall fashion and decor or do you wait until it actually feels like fall? Either way – Happy September!