The Edit|Dressing for Fall in the South

It’s hard not to get excited when Fall is right around the corner. The excitement for the leaves to change, the ability to comfortably drink hot coffee again, and, of course, your Fall wardrobe. If you’re from Alabama, then you know I’m talking about the season itself, not the change in weather. I mean, it’s pretty hard to dress for Fall when it’s still 90 degrees outside!

It typically doesn’t start to cool down here until mid-late October, but when September 1st arrives, I always feel obligated to break out the chunky knits and wool floppy hats. But (sigh), thats not an option or I’ll sweat my ass off and have a heat stroke. While I’m a complete Summer girl and love that the warm weather stays with us longer, my favorite season to dress for has always been Fall.

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Billabong Chambray Shirtdress | Jeffrey Campbell “Taggart” bootie|Free People OTS Chambray Top| Anthropologie Plaid Kimono| J Brand “811” Skinny Jeans| Free People Swing Dress| Tory Burch “Saffiano” Tote & Tory Burch “Marion” Tote| Madewell Denver Jean Jacket| Anthropologie Wrap Sweater| Madewell Courier Shirt| Cardigan| Jessica Simpson open toe bootie| Halogen “Owen” Flat| Steve Madden “Bloome” flat| Tieks in Matte Black and Olive

They say to “fake it ’til you make it”, and thats exactly what I do during the first couple of months of Fall. I have an addiction to Free People tunic dresses, so paring one with a pair of booties like the two above are my go-to for the warmer part of Fall. Once it starts to cool down a bit, I swap my booties out for a pair of OTK boots (these and these are my favorite).

I love a lightweight, oversized cardigan. They’re probably the easiest (and most budget friendly!) transition piece you can get. I find myself throwing them on over a basic tee or tank a lot! Nordstrom has a great selection of cardigans and I always find a lot of great ones at Old Navy, too.

While heels and wedges are my favorite, lets be real, they’re not practical for everyday. Not for me at least. I love a ballet flat that has a little something extra to it like the two lace up pairs above. As far as the Tieks go, I get asked a lot if they’re worth the money. Yes, they are! With that said, they’re $175.00, which, in my opinion, is a lot for a flat, so I’d go with a more neutral color like black or beige so that you can really get your money’s worth out of them. If you’re not ready to commit to an item at that price point, these Lucky Brand flats are a great alternative!

Bags. My favorite! I purchased these two Tory Burch bags back in the summer during a sale in which I saved 30%. Grey and Camel are both great choices for any time of year, but I purchased them with Fall in mind. Tory Burch bags are perfect for the girl who wants a designer bag without the heavy price tag!

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