The first day of autumn has finally arrived, and though I wish the winds were sharper and chillier and the leaves more orange and red, it still feels a bit like summer in Los Angeles (but I’m not really complaining).
Although I love fall and the cooler weather, a part of me is always sad to say goodbye to those ethereal summer nights spent watching the sunset. These feelings are oftentimes translated in to my early autumn wardrobe, just like this white-dress-and-soft-sweater combination that I have on today in honor of the first day of fall.
White dresses are practically synonymous to summer, and just because the temperatures are going to slowly drop doesn’t mean I have to store them away until next year. Instead, one of the best ways to extend the wear of a white dress in to the fall season is by throwing a soft knit sweater over it to not only give the whole ensemble more of an autumn, bohemian chic vibe, but to also add elements, such as long sleeves and thicker fabrics, in to the outfit to make it more appropriate for the cooler weather.
When choosing a dress and sweater to pair together, it’s important to pay particular attention to the silhouette of both, as well as the color palette.
If you’ve been following my blog for awhile now, then you probably know that I’m actually a bit self-conscious about my thighs, so I tend to pick A-line dresses and skirts that hit a specific length in order to highlight the shape of hips for a more slimming effect.
Likewise, I think my collarbone is one of the better features on my body, so when choosing a sweater to pair with my dress, I opted for one that boasts a large v-neckline and a drop shoulder in order to show the clavicle for a subtly sensual look.
The most important aspect, though, is the color palette of the whole ensemble. Because my dress is a white chiffon and satin, I went for a softer blend of colors, with other items such as my pale pink knit, tan suede booties, neutral accessories, and gold dainty jewelry.
What I love most about this entire combination is the flowing silhouette it creates, giving the whole outfit an ethereal bohemian effect that is reminiscent of those summer nights that we just said goodbye to.
Cotton On Lace Chiffon Dress in White
Hollister V-Neck Pull-Over High Low Sweater in Pale Pink
- Similar style here
Kate Spade Paterson Court Brynlee in Rose Jade
Blondo Valli Waterproof Bootie in Mushroom
How do you incorporate elements from your summer wardrobe in to your autumn outfits as we slowly transition in to fall? Let me know in the comments because I always love hearing all of your lovely styling tips too! 🙂