3 Tips for Transitioning to Fall with Basics From Your Closet…

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Shoes: DSW • Jeans: Rag and Bone • Cami: Forever 21 • Sweater: J.Crew • Scarf: Gift from South Africa (similar style here!) • Earrings: T&J Designs • Bracelet: Stella and Dot • Bracelet: Alex and Ani • Watch: Michele • Lipstick: YSL #1

Ya’ll, my sincere apologies for being MIA lately. The past few weeks have been a bit nuts in the Husum household. My work has been very busy and on the personal front, Chuck’s grandma passed away. Which has not been fun. We’ve had a hard year with losing grandparents. With it being the first week of October, we feel like we need to take a few deep breaths, reflect on the last few weeks, and get excited for the holidays. If you know me at all, you know I LOVE the holidays…almost too much.

With the holidays on the horizon, comes Fall. Fall has been peaking through the clouds the past few weeks here in Seattle, but this week, we really felt it. The temps dropped and the leaves were falling. It’s an awkward time of year for your wardrobe because you don’t know if you can wear a short sleeve shirt with jeans and be fine or if you need a huge sweater and scarf to stay warm.

In this blog post, I’m sharing the top 3 items to help you transition to fall. And the bonus is that you already have them in your closet. No need to spend an arm and a leg filling your wardrobe with new items.

1. Always Have a Scarf on Hand. Scarves are the best. I have a draw full of them. Here in Seattle, scarves are a must. Especially in the fall. A scarf is one piece of clothing that I’m sure you already have and not only can be used as a scarf but as a sweater to cover your arms when the temps are still a bit chilly. My first tip is to leave  one of your comfy scarves at your office to throw around you when you get chilly. In the fall, one day could be 70 degrees and the next could be 55. Always be prepared for the changing weather.

2. It’s All About the Layers. One of the easiest ways to stay warm during fall is with layers. Similar to what I’m wearing in this outfit – throw on an extra cardigan or sweater on top of your shirt to stay warm. Early last week, it was gorgeous, sunny and pretty warm. Towards the end of the week, I decided to wear a t-shirt and a skirt, thinking it would be sunny and warm still. Nope. I was wrong. And I was freezing all day. My second tip is to always bring additional accessories to work or wherever you may be, to stay warm. It’s never fun running to lunch feeling so cold with goosebumps.

3. When in Doubt, Add Tights. In the summer, it’s so easy to throw on a dress and call it a day. In the Fall, it becomes harder to easily throw something on without thinking it through. One way to transition a few items from summer into Fall is by adding tights to any dress you have. Think about your maxi or short sleeve dresses. Add some tights or leggings, throw on some boots, and instantly you have a Fall outfit. My third tip would is to take time to analyze your dresses and determine which ones you can add tights/leggings to. Pair them with a cardigan or sweater and you are ready for this Fall weather.

What are tips that you live by to transition to Fall?

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