Sure, it officially may be fall now, but in many parts of the country, it seems like nobody's told the weather. Rather than the brisk days of blazers and cozy scarves that the season traditionally calls to mind, we're instead left wondering what to wear in 70-degree weather when we're frankly pretty tired of our summer wardrobes.
Fortunately, fashion week street style offers some ideas, since it tends to still be warm and sunny during the September shows, while editors and bloggers are ready to show off pieces from the fall collections. Rather than pulling out the same linen dresses and eyelet-lace tops they've been wearing since May, they've been opting for richer textures, darker colors, and more put-together ensembles, taking some of the tenets of fall fashion and tweaking them for more summer-like weather. And for those of you who live in California or another region where temperatures tend to stay pretty consistent year-round, consider this an all-season guide.
Below, see 10 outfit ideas to try now, and shop cropped denim and ruffled tops to wear now and layer later.
The wide, waist-cinching belt tames the volume of the full skirt.
Find a duster with a striking print like this one and you have a ready-made outfit.
Business on the bottom, low-key on top.
A master class in pulling off low-waisted jeans, with plenty of attention to detail.
Extend the life of your denim cutoffs by pairing them with a dressy jacket.
Egg-yolk yellow and bright white make for an eye-catching combo.
Pedal pushers are having a moment again, and we love this vintage take on the look.
Light, long layers are ideal for in-between temperatures.
The flash of pink amid the head-to-toe red takes this outfit to the next level.
If you're going to wear all black, switch things up with volume and texture.
Balance out the allover ruffles with slim-fitting bottoms.
Perfect with a T-shirt or a cashmere sweater.
This pink makes an excellent neutral.
The streamlined silhouette makes these overalls distinctly "fashion."
Distressed in all the right places.
You can never have too many floral dresses.
Rachel Comey knows how to make a killer pair of pants, and this is the latest style we're coveting.
Prep-school cool with a pleated skirt.