Fall-Isms

Sweater: Maje (old, but similar here). Scarf: Zara (old, but similar here). Boots; Madewell. Tights: Hue

I don’t know if it’s because I’m indecisive or noncommittal or what, but I tend to have trouble declaring favorites. Best-loved book? That’s crazy, I can’t just name one. I could possibly narrow it down to the Top 10. Most-liked movie? Obviously this depends on what genre we’re talking about. Outstanding outfit? Nope, sorry. I’d have to do this by groups, followed by specific categories under those groups, which would then be divided into subsections of those categories. And this would likely change depending on my mood.

There are, however, two exceptions where I am not ambiguous. The first is that I can say with 130% certainty that Animal is my favorite Muppet, which is a question that comes up more often than you would think. The second is that I can definitively say that Fall is my favorite season. The weather is temperate enough to warrant dining al fresco, the beautiful colors of the leaves as they begin to turn and the fact that pumpkin spice is added to pretty much all culinary delights.

In addition to all of the aforementioned reasons, I love the layering that is characteristic of this time of year. Getting it right is really an art, as you could potentially come out looking like Joey from Friends in that scene where he put on everything in Chandler’s closet (Could he BE wearing any more clothes?

With this in mind, I have come up with some friendly reminders as we move forward into Fall and attempt to get this layering thing right.

 

1. Tights are not pants

 

If anyone can name the make and model of your undergarments through your hosiery, I think it’s safe to say that you need to have something on that’s long enough to cover all of that up.

 


2. Scarves make any outfit look cooler

 

This may just be more of my own empirical observation rather than scientific fact. However, whenever I want to add an interesting detail to my ensemble I throw on a printed scarf.

 

 

3. Mind your boots

 

A flat, ankle boot is one of the best pieces of footwear for Fall. From my experience, it’s hard to find the right one. So when you do, make sure you don’t lose them. (see #TBT: Missing My Moto Boots).

 

 

4. Oversized does not equal ill-fitted

 

My chunky sweater is like an adult-sized security blanket that I can and do wear over every outfit. It’s nice to have the option to curl up in it and take a nap anywhere I feel like it. However, keep in mind that the fit of an oversized sweater should still produce a flattering silhouette and not make you feel frumpy.

 

 

Now, I’d like to hear from you. Are there any tricks of the trade that you always follow as you transition into Autumn?