As much as summer dresses are great, my preference is actually for fall clothing… the layers, the scarves, the textures– so much potential! During the summer I tend to dress extremely simply, so I try to add interest with color and pattern.
I’m finding myself ready for fall as August comes to a close. The extreme heat wave we had earlier this summer seems to have depleted all of my summer style inspiration, so I’ve been looking at how to wear Fall 2013 color trends right now while it’s still a little steamy out. The Pre-Fall collections I’ve seen are gorgeous, but it’s still early days here and on the warm side for the trends involving jackets and layers.
Pantone’s Fall 2013 Color Report includes some great colors that can easily be worn now and later for fall. Vivacious and Koi are particularly good ones, and ones that I tend to have a lot of for summer. However, I’ve become increasingly fond of the color they’re calling Acai and have been actively keeping an eye out– hence this recent Forever21 dress. My Coach bag from Fall 2012 is pretty much a perfect match for Samba, too (ahead of trend last year?) and I’ve got some Turbulence in my hematite and silver accessories.
I actually like this styling of the ikat dress a lot better than my earlier summery one. The gold accessories were great, but the belt in a contrasting color is a definite improvement. What do you think? Is the fall or summer styling better?
- Forever 21 ikat dress – similar from Forever21, ThreadSence
- eShakti belt off of my sailboat dress – bargain, mid
- Coach Legacy Leather Molly Satchel – similar from kate spade, Calvin Klein
- Cole Haan Air Tali Python Wedges – similar from Arturo Chiang
- Ippolita necklace and bangle – necklace exactly, bangle in pyrite
- INPINK leather wrap bracelet – similar from gorjana
I guess I’m just totally ready for fall to be right now. I get that way sometimes. I love living in a climate with seasons, and I even like snow.
U.S. darlings, have a happy and safe holiday weekend!