As a lifelong Georgian, fall is easily my favorite season. I really cherish those three weeks of crisp and cool-but-not-too-cool weather.
The seasonal transition might be fairly quick, but my wardrobe transitions at a more relaxed pace. I’ve just recently started packing away my summer threads to make room for my sweater collection.
While I’m in the midst of a month-long style challenge to wear a dress every day in October I’ve been thinking a lot about what looks and pieces (aside from the simple indulgence of wearing pants) I want to try this season.
Here’s where I’ve landed so far:
Lilac + Marigold
… That’s pastel purple and mustard yellow for those not trying to break into the competitive world of naming nail polish colors at Essie.
via Galant Girl
via calivintage on Pinterest
It’s possible I’m just feeling a Daphne Blake fantasy right now, but I’ll kick off here in case I’m not stuck in a Halloween-induced Scooby-Doo fever dream. I really think mustard is having its moment in 2018, and I couldn’t be happier.
In the fall, we tend to see color combinations that match the changing leaves around us – olive greens, muted browns, and deep reds. With all due respect to fall foliage, I love the idea of injecting a bit more color, even in the form of a pastel, into the season.
Plaid’s sophisticated older sister.
via Google Images
Sure, I’ve seen enough gingham swimsuits and crop tops and even picnic tablecloths to know that this pattern is a summer favorite. But when I see the popular checked pattern in black and white (aka goth gingham — just kidding, no one would call it that) I think autumn.
Plus, if Taylor Swift has taught me anything, it’s that you can never underestimate the power of a classic red lip. Paired with a gingham dress, you’re practically unstoppable.
“More is more and less is a bore” — Iris Apfel
via Affectionately Audrey on Instagram
I’m kind of obsessed with Audrey, a fearless fashionista and pattern mixing genius. Whenever I play around with prints in my own wardrobe, it’s often inspired by a post of hers! While I do mix patterns throughout the year, I think the particular color and print combinations Audrey comes up with are perfect for fall.