Tips for Transitional Dressing

The view, the views, the views... I don't know that I could ever get used to the views in Napa! I wish pictures could even do it justice. The truly breathtaking part is that the views are panoramic, you can't find a bad view if you tried. 

The weather just added to the wonderful trip. The cooler mornings and evenings gave me the taste of Fall that I've been craving! As much as I love this weather, it is sometimes hard to dress for the change in temperature throughout the day. 

Transitional dressing can be a bit challenging for some. As soon as you feel the first chill, it is tempting to bring out all your fall essentials (think scarves, sweaters, plaid, jackets) and put away everything you have been wearing all Summer. In reality, after the first sign of fall the temperature fluctuates daily. Here we've had beautiful days in the 70s followed by a few days back in the 90s. Even when it is warm, if its October I still want to dress for Fall!

The key to surviving the temperature changes and still feel Fall appropriate is the mix and color palette! When I get out my Fall sweaters and jackets I keep some key Summer pieces that I can mix up. Rompers, tops and a pair of jean shorts mix well with the Fall pieces you are ready to wear! I've put together my tips for dressing for this transitional period!

1. Switch out your sandles for booties or shooties. Just changing your shoes can make an outfit look Fall appropriate.  Pair your favorite romper with a jacket and booties.

2. Think about color. Emerald, mustard, crimson, camel and navy are major Fall colors. Even if you are wearing or mixing in summery pieces the right color palette can change the look. Florals are still appropriate when they are in the right colors.

3. Add a jacket. When the day begins and ends chilly a jean jacket or light moto jacket adds the warmth you want!

4. Mad about plaid. No other pattern screams Fall like plaid. Still warm enough to wear shorts? Pair together jean shorts, booties and a plaid button down.

5. Think about your beauty routine. Switch out your nail color for grey, brown, crimson or emerald and your lips to darker shades as well.

What are your favorite tips for dressing for the fluctuating temps?
Kara Krittenbrink

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