It would be superfluous to talk about the temperature at this point, considering it is physically impossible for the cold to escape anyone’s attention. Just in case you are lounging luckily in warmer climates, the news is it’s freezing here. The past two days have required a cumbersome amount of layering, to no avail; it is still an environment conducive to hypothermia.
I went in very different style directions on each of these days, but I started both outfits with an ample chunky knit sweater, and built from there. A couple of layers later, and I was ready to bear the cold with a new appreciation for central heating, and extra hot vanilla lattes.
Fall is beloved. We pine for it, plan for it, shop and blog for it. It can also allow us a wider margin of options within our modest closets, and for that we are grateful. Yet somehow in our haze of crunching leaves, crisp air, and our favorite knit, we tend to forget that too soon after Autumn comes Winter. The trends remain, but the large (albeit fabulous) coat thrown over can slightly obscure our efforts at achieving sartorial freedom. So while the chill is still tolerable, now is the time to indulge in the best of the Fall fashion we’ve been coveting.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve worn a few of my favorite trends of the season, including stark white shirtdresses, fall florals paired with paper-thin turtlenecks, monochromatic chunky sweater and leather skirt combo worn with suede boots for texture, and matching printed separates.
Shirtdress: Theory Runway / Hat: H&M / Belt: Chanel / Booties: Christian Louboutin / Sunglasses: Fendi
It’s no secret to anyone who knows me (or reads this blog) that I love ASOS. Highly coveted pieces, such as full midi skirts, are staples among the thousands of affordable fashion offerings on the site. With a cult-like following that includes almost every blogger on the planet and celebrities as well, the only thing that can make the ASOS shopping experience even sweeter is a sale. A big sale. 70% off to be exact. So here are my picks, and a few pieces that I own and love (spoiler alert: there is a lot of leather).
When I wore these outfits I felt somewhat confident I was portraying Spring/Summer ensembles. Loading them onto my laptop made me feel like they may belong to a cooler season, and should be worn in the Fall and Winter. Which can only mean one thing: Leather is one of those things that ultimately exists without the encumbrance of season. It can be successfully executed in any weather, any time of year. Some may drop it during the warmer months, but the almost incongruous feel it lends to Summer makes me want to wear it even more. An appropriate shoe helps ground this look and bring it back to your respective season. So swap the knits on top for something lighter, or wear this skin in a color, and it can look completely contemporary even when the temperature rises.
From all the spring sartorial essentials, the jacket is probably the most versatile and practical piece in your closet. With the power to complete and sharpen any outfit, whilst providing an obvious meteorological vantage point, it is a building block within the foundations of your wardrobe that should not be overlooked. As of late, I have been repeatedly reaching for a particular version of jacket in the utilitarian family: The cargo jacket. Maybe it is influenced by the fact that I still reminisce about the times when I used to wear my father’s old IDF uniform shirt in high school. Or it could just be that it is so manifestly cool, it willingly transforms any outfit into a street style star.