Posts Tagged ‘fall’

August 16, 2013 8:30 am

Seven Early Fall Outfit Ideas

Take your summer look into fall with ease

It’s mid-August and we’re well on our way to slightly cooler evenings and shorter days. We’ll be sad to see the warm sunshine go, but we are pretty excited for the arrival of the biggest season for fashion of the year. For this reason, we’ve collected 7 early fall outfit ideas to inspire you. Click through the links to take a look. Pay close attention, because you’ll see most of them are actually reusing pieces from summer!

This summer, the trend has been loose-fitting blouses with khaki or denim short. Why not swap out the shorts for full-length jeans in the fall? A long sleeved silk blouse keeps the outfit feminine and polished – perfect for late August and early September. Add an oversized statement bag, and you’re set!

Leave it to Chiara of the Blonde Salad to appear on just about every one of our lists! Take a peek at this incredible fall look. We love how she’s paired a hot coral-orange suede moto jacket with a soft, embellished sweater and zippered pocket pants. To cap off the look and keep her hair smoothed while riding her scooter, she’s chosen a chunky knit black hat. Have you guessed how much we love layering yet? We are based in Canada, after all!

Nina Dobrev knows about changing climates – from living in Atlanta during filming and her regular visits to LA to her frequent stops in NYC and trips home to Canada. In this photo she’s matched a peacock print maxi dress with a braided leather belt and cropped, loose sweater.

Although our focus is almost always on Cara Loren’s perfect hair, this outfit puts up quite a fight to be the main attraction. She’s paired silk palazzo pants with a loose white t-shirt, black zip-up jacket, and oversize Michael Kors bag. While she’s opted for sandals, we’d recommend throwing on some point toe closed-heel booties or heels to make this autumn appropriate.

There are a few things going on in this outfit that catch our eye. Firstly, she’s reused a summer short/jacket set by pairing it with opaque black tights. To avoid creating a too-dark look, she’s put on a light heathered grey t-shirt and bright gold necklace. Whether you choose to finish off the outfit with heels, booties or half-high flat boots – the choice is up to you and you’ll look equally put-together.

The easiest way to get fall-ready? Swap out your favorite summer blouse for a 3/4 length chunky knit sweater. The destroyed denim jeans in a light wash in this outfit keep it fit for August, the statement necklace and bag add color, but the sweater will keep you toasty warm when a breeze heads your way.

As we mentioned in one of our previous posts, a maxi skirt is one incredibly versatile item. Pair your favorite maxi skirt with closed-toe shoes and a leather jacket and you’ll be ready for chilly temperatures. You’ll look polished, but most importantly comfortable!

Which early fall outfit idea is your favorite? Let us know in a comment or tweet us at @QCStyleAcademy!