Autumn to most people means cooler weather, leaves changing colors, pumpkin spice lattes, and dressing in layers to combat the cold. Here in Southern California it means heat waves mixed with a few rainstorms.
Don’t get me wrong, I love where I live, but everyone I know often jokes about how we don’t know what real “weather” is because we don’t get rain or snowstorms. When it’s freezing and foggy in the morning, in the low 80’s and sunny by the afternoon, it can be difficult to decide how to get dressed in the morning to last throughout the day. The traditional layers that often come to your mind when you think of Fall Fashion won’t work that well here.
Don’t even get me started on the struggle of having to wear something versatile to walk from class to class and do a variety of activities in, as well as looking professional enough to lead a meeting or in case you run into the University President while grabbing coffee (small campus problems.)
While I’m jealous of those who get to layer on flannels, jeans, boots, jackets, and scarves over each other to cocoon in warmness, I am grateful that I get to wear sundresses practically year-round! There aren’t many warmer weather autumn styles, but here’s mine!
In order to add my own spin on the fall staple of layering without getting too warm this soft and light white lace scarf is perfect. These panty hose work great to protect my legs from the fog and wind in the morning, as they are surprisingly warm, without overheating like leggings do once it gets hot.
This burgundy dress just screams Fall while being simple enough to pair with both a professional looking bag to carry my laptop and textbooks in, as well as to dress down with combat boots for comfort.
The best accessory to any autumn outfit is definitely a white smile. I work to get this by using the Colgate® Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen twice a day because it is perfect for every day use with no hassle, and no mess. This is the best way for someone as busy as I am to whiten their teeth, since it’s effective at whitening and you don’t have to wait or rinse after applying it.
What is your favorite Autumn themed accessory? Share with me in the comments below!
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