October is notoriously a warm month in southern California, and after my recent trip to the East Coast, specifically Boston, I see we’re not alone. I didn’t get the crisp autumn weather I was hoping for until I headed further north into Maine and Vermont.
Dressing for these type of fall days, when I want to feel seasonal but not overheat, is something I seriously consider when shopping for sweaters. I know a heavy wool knit would get very little wear time with me, so instead I look for something lightweight to layer over a tee, like this open cut cardigan from T by Alexander Wang (also in this post). I keep my eye open for a fresh texture, cut or color that will add more dimension than a standard issue classic.
As far as boots, it doesn’t have to be too chilly for me to pull out my short ankle boots. I think of them as just another closed toe shoe, like a loafer or a sneaker and know I won’t overheat in them as might be the case with a tall boot. A little exposed ankle with a cropped jean makes all the difference for me temperature wise.