I'll be the first to tell you that I'm jaded by all this weather talk. Whether it concerns the heat, the lack of rain, or the unseemly amount of sweat your body is producing, it's getting tiresome. The constant reminder from all this conversation does not ease the blazing temperatures, but the fact remains that it consumes our thoughts because it is just that overwhelming. I spent the better part of my summer in Houston in the comfort of an air-conditioned office or my home. But here, I spend a significant amount of time outdoors whether it be walking from sorority house to sorority house for rush or now from class to class. Needless to say, I have never been so anxious for the turn of the seasons: for cozy sweaters, for my Starbucks order not to be on the rocks, and to reacquaint myself with my jeans. I am no fool, though; I realize this fantasy of chilly mornings and breezes is far off, so these clothing fantasies are going to tide me over for now. My hope is that they serve a similar purpose for you.
I used to think oversized cardigans were only meant for wearing in the comfort of your own home. These days, I think it's a more sophisticated (and more comfortable) take on leggings and a t-shirt.
I'm head over heels for this color combination of navy blue and rich coffee bean brown, especially with these contrasting textures.
For footwear, I'm fixated on loafers for fall. A nice alternative to the classic flat and/or riding boot. J. Crew, of course, has a splendid collection to choose from.
Mollie purchased a mint blazer from TopShop in New York and it instantly makes her mature beyond her years. Pastels are normally reserved for springtime, but I'd like to think the transition period from summer to fall is an appropriate time to get one last wear out of that pink bag, straw flats, and anything that's a shade of mint.
Polka dots are all the rage, and I am all for it. I love these oversized blouses and the unconventional pairings with denim and army-colored jeans or the leopard print bag. It adds funk to an otherwise purely feminine vibe.
It's time to pop your collars, ladies. As a button-down connoisseur, you know I can't stow them away until spring. Instead, I'm looking forward to layering them with cozy and colorful knits.
I'm a sucker for a long coat, but something excites me about the idea of a shorter length coat. Same elegance just without all the extra baggage you may not need in a mild Texas winter.
Contrastly, I would love to see the long length trend with maxis to carry through the fall.
And when pants just won't do, I can't wait to wear frilly patterned skirts with subtle tights like the ivory ones seen on this model.
The summer months have been swell, but I think it is time to bid adieu to the sweltering sun and welcome back the things that have suddenly become strangers in my life like hoodies, hot cocoa, and hand mittens.