The temperatures for spring and fall aren’t that different, averaging 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit in March & April, and October & November. So any clothing you buy for spring shouldn’t be excluded from your fall wardrobe. Going into fall is where you get that ‘still hot in the sun but really chilly in the shade’ weather where you’ll find yourself putting layers on and off. Yes, some things you bought this spring won’t be able to pass for fall, such as your white eyelet dress or that hot pink tank top, but here are some things that can make the transition.
Floal Dresses or Pencil Skirts
Pair floral prints with fall colors such as burnt orange, dark green and chocolate brown. When you add darker colors it really tones the brightness down, making it acceptable for fall. Our favorite look right now is a floral print dress layered under a beautiful fur shrug. At Flemington Furs, we have the perfect outerwear for three seasons!
Open Toe Shoes
Runway example from Band of Outsiders Fall 2012 – Winter 2013
Within reason, open toe shoes can be incorporated into your fall wardrobe. The key is to find the right shoe and pair it with some stylish hosiery. Chunky caged wedges in dark leather are going to transition better than a strappy pastel stiletto.
When the weather’s fine, silk and linen scarves, even chunky knit cashmeres – with or without fur trim will be too hot to handle! Yes, a light spring scarf is just the accessory you need to add “pop” to your fall outfit without adding bulk.
Fun, colorful blouses are in this spring and these can be worn all year long! Blouses become great layering pieces in the fall under soft fur jackets. Blouses with feminine details such as lace, fringe and ruffles are always a great investment. Any blouse in mustardy yellow, orange, red, pale pink, and ivory are all spring colors that will transition well into fall.
Another runway example from Ermanno Scervino Fall 2011-Winter 2012