Are sweaty days cramping your style?
During September and October in Columbia, I find myself lusting after sweaters, scarves, boots, coats, blazers and all of my other favorite things for fall. However, full-on fall outfits are, in reality, not appropriate for days when it is still sweltering in Columbia. I have experienced countless days of disappointment when I start off in adorable jeans tucked into boots with a slouchy sweater, only to end up throwing on flip flops and a t-shirt when I get home for lunch feeling unbearably sweaty.
I have decided that instead of dressing like I have one foot in summer and the other in fall (awkwardly ending up in a tank top with leggings, unable to bear my long sweater), I need to think up some outfits that'll give me a fall look for summer temperatures.
Some of my ideas include wearing light, sheer blouses that keep you cool while looking much more put-together than a simple tank top. You can pair them with high-waisted or just fun and colorful shorts. These shirts are much cooler than sweaters or long-sleeve shirts and come in many different styles and patterns that fit the fall trends such as polka dots, lace or 70's inspired patterns.
I have been seeing a lot of dresses that elicit the casual feel of a summer sundress but with higher necklines and cap sleeves, perfect for a fall look for class, game day or other events.
With these dresses comes the question of, “What shoes?” I can’t wait to break out my over-the-knee, brown leather boots, and uggs (when it gets absolutely freezing). But it’s clearly still too hot for my feet to be wrapped up in heavy socks and boots all day long. Some great options for the meantime are breathable lace-up boots, some of which have heels that are still technically booties, but incredibly open. Another great option is the classic ballet flat. They keep your toes covered while providing the flat comfort of flip flops, not to mention that they come in a million colors and styles!
There’s nothing we can do to make the cool temperatures of fall get here any sooner, but until then, the lighter side of fall fashion can help keep you stylish in famously hot Columbia!