Hey Y'all! Carissa here,
Everything Autumn has landed in the shop this week and all I can think about is cozy sweaters, chai lattes, warm soups and stews, and snuggling my littles in front of the fireplace! We are receiving all of our new autumn collections from our favorite brands and it got me thinking...Wilmington doesn't usually start to see cold weather until well into October, so what do we wear when it's still HOT HOT outside? Cuz let's be honest, merino wool in 80 degree weather is just not practical yet. The transitional period between warm and cold weather can be tricky to navigate when it comes to getting dressed in the morning. That's why having a set of versatile clothing pieces in your closet is essential. I've compiled this short list of 5 must have wardrobe staples to help you curate a fall wardrobe you can start styling today!
1. ANYTHING LINEN
Not only is linen comfortable and easy to style, it's so breathable and makes fall outfits doable when the autumn breeze isn't cooperating. I'm in love with our new Sanica Thea Pants in cocoa and our new Rollas Sailor Linen Pants.
2. MAXI DRESSES
Maxi dresses are a versatile piece that can be dressed up or down. In warm weather, wear them with sandals and sunglasses for a breezy, beachy look. When it's cooler, add a jacket or cardigan and switch to ankle boots for a cozy, boho vibe. I also love dresses in the winter, layered with tights or leggings and tall boots for added warmth. Our Belladonna gown by Spell just arrived and it's truly the perfect Autumn maxi.
A lightweight cardigan is a must-have in any transitional wardrobe. Opt for neutral tones like beige, gray, or navy, because they pair well with almost anything. Throw it over a summer dress on a chilly evening or layer it with a long-sleeved shirt and jeans in cooler weather. Our Seville Cardigan is perfect for this.
4. DENIM JACKETS
A classic denim jacket is a timeless staple that never goes out of style. It's perfect for layering over lightweight tops in warmer weather and can also be worn under a heavier coat when temperatures drop. I love our new Eve Denim Jacket by Spell, the cropped length makes it great for layering and styling with everything. And our Haven Denim Cropped Jacket as well.
5. ANKLE BOOTS
Ankle boots and loafers are incredibly versatile and can be paired with dresses, skirts, or jeans. They're great for both warm and cool weather, and can be worn year round. Choose a neutral shade that complements your existing wardrobe. I love our Roxanne Loafer Pump Heels for this.
I also put together a few outfit combos I'm really loving for Wilmington's Fall weather, check them out here:
I hope this was helpful for you guys! By incorporating pieces like this into your closet, you'll have a solid foundation for creating outfits that seamlessly transition from warm to cool weather. It's important to invest in quality basics that will last for years and years and that's why I do my best to source the best brands and best materials for staple items like this. Cheers to effortless and timeless attire year round!