I know there is a big chunk of the country that has an amazing fall. It is a beautiful time of year with the leaves changing and the cooler winds blowing. Unfortunately for me, fall in southern part of Texas is not really fall. Its like a slightly cooler summer - i.e. today was 95 degrees in mid-October as opposed to 105 degrees in July....really!
So I have to strategically pick my fall clothing if I want a fall look but don't want to spontaneously combust when I walk outside. So to all my sisters who live in this ambiguous fall weather - here are some of my favorite tips and picks for a southern fall.
1) Thin, breezy sweater - The first sweater I am loving is this cozy yet airy V neck, subtly striped Terry sweater from Goodnight Macaroon. It comes in gray, black and cream. It is super soft and still breezy enough to let the air flow when we walk outside! Just $49.
2) Fake your layers - The second "sweater" is a mock layer sweater also from Goodnight Macaroon. It comes in several colors - some starting less than $38. I have the plaid and cream and blue and gray shown below. I love how these have a look of a layered outfit but give you plenty of relief from the heat with the mock layers. Another faux layered look that is a little more "business" from RW&CO for $69 is also linked here (plus will get you an extra 60% off sale items!)
3) Silk Scarves - silk scarves tend to be much more breathable than their wool counterparts. Alexander McQueen makes some of my favorite silk scarves - they are a little edgy, but I still think these are pretty timeless. I found some great deals on these scarves - several colors - at The Real Real. In fact I just bough the below scarf in purple! So excited to get that one up when I get it in!
4) Thin Cashmere - much like the silk scarf, a thin cashmere sweater can give you the fall look with a really breathable feel, not to mention its always super soft. Below is one of my favorite crew neck, cashmere sweaters. It is sold out but I have linked similar lightweight, cashmere sweaters here for just $89 and available in 10 colors and regular and petite sizes! Happy Southern Fall Y'all!
Bonus: If Cashmere is a little too expensive for the few times you actually can wear a sweater in these Southern falls, check out this 50% off code for Ann Taylor Loft for any new sweaters you want to add (Oct 18 and 19 only!)
M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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