We may not feel it in the (heavy, Long Island summer) air yet, but each day as we swim deeper into August, we’re one day closer to a new season, and a new start. It’s easy (and yes, completely chic!) to get a little bit messy in the summertime: our hair is uncontrollable, but plays up our inner beach goddess; our silk, cotton and linen dresses are lose and wrinkled, but isn’t that is how they look best? Even our chicest sandals are admittedly a bit sandy from running around barefoot prior (or better still: post) dinners. For most of us, our homes are dishevled from lives in motion, spontaneous sidewalk finds, DIY projects started and tossed aside and tote bags brimming with day-trip (non?)essentials are strewn about ….or is that just chez moi? 😉
I’m never really ready to kiss summer sun goodbye (and arguably never will be; move me to the Best Coast!), but I am ready to infuse my life with a renewed sense of order, organization, and polish. We may not be schoolgirls any longer, but I think a lot of us agree that Fall nevertheless feels like a fresh, crisp start. I love my white dresses and sorbet lingerie and bathing suits (shockingly versitle!), but am admittedly looking forward to the smoldering cashmeres and beautiful leather handbags of the new season. (My theory: if there is ever a season a girl really needs a beautiful luxuriously handbag, it’s Fall…I’ll be waxing poetic on this point and sharing a few of My Favorite Fall Finds later this week, so stay tuned!). In the meantime, let’s celebrate the last few weeks of the season by wearing and sharing our summer best. I don’t think I’ll be wearing this combo again this season; the Milly skirt was adorable for Spring, but I tend to choose sultry > sweet once the air turns crisp and am looking forward to the more feminine, mature and romantic styles that grace Fall/Winter 2016 trend reports… 😉
Don’t get me wrong: I love white in autumn….I just pair it with camel, denim, black and chocolate for a deeper, chicer look. What about you? Do you have a distinctly different style spirit for the different seasons too? Are you still wearing your brights?!