Inspired by the Indian summer that seems to come to Los Angeles every October without fail (it’s going to be nearly 100 degrees tomorrow, folks), we’re inclined to discuss how to deal when the world is saying to wear sweaters but the thermostat is saying to wear shorts. Luckily, there are a slew of celebs on our radar who have mastered how to deal so well that we’re inclined to follow their lead.
Scroll down to see how Kate Bosworth, Jessica Alba, and more dress for fall when it’s hot out, and shop the pieces you’ll need.
WHO: Jaime King
Trade summer’s rompers for a lightweight jumpsuit in any sleeve length. For the most seasonally appropriate look, steer clear of summery shades and patterns. Jumpsuits are so effective because you don’t need any layers to achieve a cool, stylish look.
ASOS Wrap Jumpsuit With Collar Detail ($81) in Tobacco
WHO: Poppy Delevingne
Even the most summery of dresses can be updated for fall with a simple shoe switch. Swap your ankle-tie sandals for a pair of ankle boots, and voilà! Also worth noting: the adorable black tie detail on Delevingne’s dress.
Acne Studios Loma Grain Fango Grey Boots ($600)
WHO: Jessica Alba
We’d be hard-pressed to find a hue that screams fall more than a rich oxblood. Year after year, upon the first utterance of the phrase “pumpkin spice latte,” we immediately crave the color. So if it’s 80+ degrees outside and you’re stumped as what to wear when you’re so over your summer wardrobe, go for a dose of burgundy in any form.
Finery Bideford Soft Peplum Skirt ($85) in Mulberry
WHO: Kate Bosworth
Take a cue from Bosworth and pair this summer’s plethora of denim dresses with structured separates and accessories. Denim is always in season.
J.Crew Short-Sleeve Cropped Denim Popover Shirt ($88) in Dark Blue
Tibi Lightweight Denim Off-the-Shoulder Tunic ($295)
WHO: Kerry Washington
As Washington shows us, even if you’re wearing a summer skirt, a leather piece gives any outfit an instant dose of polish and a fall-friendly feel.
Madewell Leather Asymmetrical Mini Skirt ($250) in Black