There’s something so nostalgic about the start of fall for me. I don’t think that back-to-school feeling ever left me as I got older, and I totally get excited for the colder weather and hotter drinks right around the corner. Early fall is perfect for transitioning my wardrobe too because I can finally pair items that normally don’t go together. Breezy warm afternoon with a cooler night? That’s the perfect weather for skirts and boots or sweaters and sandals.
I’m jumping at the chance to break all of my warm layers out again, but I will definitely miss how light it is in the evening. More sun means more time to do all those fun things like water parks, outdoor concerts, and window shopping. Still, fall definitely has its perks! My family loves to go apple and pumpkin picking when the season’s right – plus you get to bring home a bunch of goodies at the end of it. Fall also brings a bunch of other fun outings too; who’s ever too old for a hayride? Plus, if you’re in Austin, there are always fun events like Austin City Limits music festival or Austin Museum Day (September 17th!). Plus, I can’t wait to bundle up with friends and family at football games (or watch with snacks and blankets from home).
Until the cold weather really starts rolling in, I’m pairing sweaters with airy-options like open toed shoes, skirts, or shorts (like I did HERE). This way, I get the best of both worlds and make the transition to fall clothing easy as pie (speaking of – is it too early for pumpkin pie?).
This cozy sweater I’m wearing today is Free People and totally a classic for a fall closet. Its light oatmeal color is bright enough for the end of summer, but neutral enough to be paired with any jean wash!
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