Living in southern California, I am always careful not to get too swept up in the fall frenzy of heavy coats, thick sweaters and boots that much of the country will get to enjoy. Fall weather can be the same, if not warmer, than late summer. But, that doesn’t mean I won’t transition for the coming months. I’ve learned to focus on dark colors in a wearable weight that will set the right mood for fall.
Top of my list are these Alexander Wang velvet sandals. I eyed them early for spring in tan, but the sizing was off and when I tried to exchange them, they were sadly sold out. I love the velvet version just as much and can see them with jeans and a tee or a dress for evening. This time, I’ll size down.
Black shirts are a staple in my closet and I try to collect fresh silhouettes whenever I see something I love. Lanvin’s ruffle-trimmed blouse falls into that category. The weight of a wool blend gauze would be easy to wear and once again, I like the ability to pair it with jeans or something nicer.
After my last closet sweep, it was clear to me that I didn’t need another black pant this season. Instead, I’m making an effort to step out of the predictability rut and add trousers in an interesting color, like this deep wine from Stella McCartney, or a check, perhaps both.