Ellie and I joke that as the rest of the country is getting ready for fall, Texans are buckling down for the worst of the summer. People are talking about pumpkin spice lattes and sweaters while we are sweating in our shorts and tank tops! Well, even though it is still very hot (read: triple digits), we still get swept up in the fall fever! Since we are yearning for fall temperatures, we thought we would style some outfits for fall, Austin style! Don’t worry, if you are lucky enough to already be enjoying cooler weather, we have you covered too! So you’re getting a two-in-one here.
This post really goes along with what we have been talking about in choosing clothing that is versatile and can transition between seasons so you can buy fewer items! Remember, we aren’t about buying tons of clothes. Less is more here folks.
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Fall in ATX – Chambray Shirt Dress
Thrifted Chambray Shirtdress* / Black Gingham Button-Up / Vintage Noonday Acai Necklace / Noonday Cow Horn Hoops / Raven + Lily Clutch (similar) / Raven + Lily Bracelets (similar) / Vintage Noonday Artillery Metal Bracelet (similar) / Thrifted Tan Flats*
Oh chambray, we could wax poetic about your versatility and comfort. This chambray dress is such a staple of versatility: you could style this so many different ways. Sidenote: you have to roll up the sleeves here because otherwise you will sweat. The button-up tied around the waist brings us back to the 90s, but it’s such a handy trend. Let’s be honest, we’ve been doing this even when it wasn’t trendy! It gives a nice nod to fall without having to truly WEAR the layers!
Fall Elsewhere – Chambray Shirt Dress
Thrifted Chambray Shirt Dress / Vintage Noonday Collection Arched Arrow Earring / Noonday Collection Goldrush Necklace (similar) / StitchFix Renee C Rayna Graphic Knit Drape Front Cardigan* (made in US) / Navy Tights (Similar) / Booties (Similar)
To ward off that fall chill, a drapey sweater layered over the dress is the way to go. Paired with some tights and booties, you are ready for that fall weather! Go roll around in your beautifully colored fall leaves, why don’t ya? We will admire your pictures… from the swimming pool. Don’t have a chambray shirtdress? This check out this one that was handmade in Sausalto, CA!
Fall in ATX – Tunic Style
Elegantees Kilee Tunic / Thrifted Leggings from ThredUp* / Noonday Collection Bib Necklace / Noonday Collection Talisman Earrings / Noonday Collection Metallic Pearls Necklace as a Bracelet / Root Collective Peep Toe Flats*
Leggings are a great way to add interest to a basic tunic. A bright necklace and a bright purse make this a fun fall combination. Boots are probably a little too hot for ATX fall, but some colorful peep toes, are just the ticket. And if you think this tunic is for you, you’re in luck because we will have these for sale at our pop up shop this September!
Fall Elsewhere – Tunic Style
Elegantees Kilee Tunic / Vintage Noonday Collection Alpaca Scarf / Noonday Collection Feathered Fringe Earrings / Vintage Luxe Horns Necklace (Similar) / Jean Jacket / Grey Leggings (Similar) / Black Booties (Similar)
Bust out your warm scarf and jean jacket from high school to layer this simple tunic into true fall fashion. Don’t be afraid to wear a necklace with that scarf! It adds another element of interest to have a necklace down below a scarf at your neck.
Fall in ATX – Burgundy Shirt Dress
Fair Indigo Organic Cotton Burgundy Shirt Dress / Noonday Collection Octagon Hoops / Vintage Noonday Collection Beaded Bracelet / Vintage Noonday Collection Gatsby Necklace / Lightweight Scarf / Sseko Vintage Gold Lalibella Loafer* / Mustard Purse Thrifted from eBay
We are obviously sweet on the shirt dress for fall! This fall-hued dress is versatile enough to make it from fall to Texas winter. Pair it with a Texas-weight scarf and you’ve got the fall style that can stand up to the heat!
Fall Elsewhere – Burgundy Shirt Dress
Embrace those layers for fall! A marled sweater jacket layers beautifully over this shirt dress and adds textural interest. A colorful necklace at the neck brings variety and boots finish off the look.
Fall in ATX – The Graphic Tee
Krochet Kids UGMonk Graphic Tee* / The Giving Keys Necklace / Vintage Noonday Collection Earrings / Noonday Collection Underground Cuff Bracelet / Vintage Noonday Tote / Tom’s Taupe Suede Desert Wedges
A graphic tee and boyfriend jeans are the picture of comfort as we pretend we are experiencing fall weather! Adding some wedge booties and a large striped tote and we can pretend that it’s not 100 degrees together!
Fall Elsewhere – The Graphic Tee
Don’t put away those graphics tees just because fall is here! They are great to layer with with warmer items. Here, we paired the tee with warm mustard corduroy pants and a striped cardigan to bring it into the cooler fall weather. A scarf and boots finish off this casual fall look!
We hope that this will encourage you to play with items that are already in your closet and try new combinations to extend the life of your clothes! And if this post makes you put together some new combinations, we want to hear about it! Comment here or tag us on Instagram at #DressWellDoGood.