*This post contains affiliate links. If clicked and a sale is made, I receive a commission. Thanks for supporting the brands that make Super Style Me possible!I go though it every August. All of my favorite stores introduce their fall lines, and I want to buy and and wear all of the new things NOW! I check my budget, fill my shopping carts…and then I go outside. Call it #louisianaproblems, but it’s kind of difficult think of autumn when the heat index is still over 100 degrees. This time of year is like the Southern version of Groundhog Day except instead of six more weeks of winter, we have a scorching summer temps, sticky humidity, and no special Bill Murray movie (unless you count Meatballs) to help us laugh about it.
However, you don’t have to experience “Fall FOMO,” even if you live in the lower half of the country. Here are some ways I add autumn to my outfits and still beat the heat:
1- Change Colors: Lightweight clothes can give off autumn vibes if you look for your favorite fall hues. Try shades of gold, burgundy, rust, and brown, and you’ll be one step ahead of the leaves! You can also introduce these colors into you wardrobe with accessories like handbags, statement necklaces, and headbands.
2- Chambray: Meet your new favorite neutral! Chambray isn’t as heavy as typical denim, and the darker versions of this fabric transition even the most summery separates to a new season. Chambray dresses and skirts are super cute and breathable, and a chambray shirt makes a great layer even if you’re only thing making you feel chilly is the AC.
3- Show Some Skin: You don’t have to put your shorts, sandals, and sleeveless dresses away yet! You’d be surprised how well they coordinate with more traditional fall pieces. See this time of year as an opportunity to re-imagine your summer wardrobe. How would your favorite shorts look with a light sweater? Does your new pair of boots go with your tried and true sundress? Oh, the possibilities!
4- Layer Later: There are plenty of new fall pieces you can wear right now. Who says you have to put something on top of a sleeveless shell or cami? You can keep the cardigans and tights packed away for just a little bit longer, but if you’re doing your fall shopping now, check out garments that look just as good alone as they do with a warmer wardrobe buddy.
5- It’s a State of Mind: We’re lucky, really. Where else can you still swim and enjoy fun in the sun well into September? However, it’s understandable that we want a change of scenery after months and months of heat. Hang in there; summer will eventually end. In the meantime, enjoy your pumpkin spice latte…even if it’s iced.