Need I say more? The temps have barely started to dip below 80 (we did have a nice breezy week recently), but I'm already sporting my favorite leather jacket (and sweating), cycling through my booties (and sweating), and even approaching long-sleeve button-down territory (and sweating). Alright, so it's a bit premature, but what's a little bit of sweat compared to a new season of sartorial opportunities?
Though I’ve known for awhile that Instagram is a powerful marketing tool (hell, I built a career out of it), I occasionally fool myself into thinking I’m not as susceptible to the platform’s branding as others. But alas, here I am, wearing that silk leopard skirt that everyone else is wearing too. What can I say? You already know that I’m a leopard print lover, so when I saw everyone and their mother wearing my favorite print in silk, midi skirt form, I couldn’t help but feel some serious fomo. And though I might match every other fashion blogger on the planet…I have no regrets.
Everyone needs That One Floofy Dress, right? You know which one I’m talking about. That dress that you think will never actually look good on you because it kind of looks like a big fluffy potato sack. But then you try it on and it immediately solves all your problems. Why had you never tried this before?? It hides your Thanksgiving belly! It pairs beautifully with those new black boots you just bought! It’s lightweight and airy, but somehow, you’re not worried that one small gust of wind will expose your butt cheeks to people in your immediate vicinity. And look. at. it. twirl. I have That One Floofy Dress now, and I am never going back.
By now, you probably all know that when it comes to Fall/Winter uniforms, I’m all about the neutrals. I’ve never been one to rock neons or pastels (even during the Spring/Summer months), so as soon as I can get away with wearing all black, camel, and burgundy on a daily basis, I do just that. My aversion to bright colors can occasionally get me into a style rut, but finding black-pant alternatives to my go-to black jeans (like these silky black culottes from AYR) or a statement camel coat help re-spark my creativity.
Photos by Alexandra Folster.