While a huge chunk of the blogosphere is all "holy shit, it's basically fall," I'm thinking, "holy shit, it's still over 80 degrees." I don't care that the first day of September is tomorrow, I'm wearing summer clothes until the temperatures drop because I'm not very fond of sweating my face off.
That said, I'm still guilty of participating in the autumn anticipation brouhaha. I'm admiring the clothes from afar, mentally cataloguing what's going onto my shopping wish list. Perhaps if I'm feeling particularly antsy I'll purchase a pair of shoes or a long sleeved top and incorporate it into my warmer weather wardrobe.
To go on a mini side rant, I get a bit put off when bloggers begin heavily featuring fall pieces beginning early August. There's a stark difference between "oh here are some pieces I styled for the upcoming season," (which is reasonable) and "I totally wore this outfit today featuring a vest, sweater, and leather boots while it was 88 degrees outside" (which is the opposite of reasonable.) I understand blogging is an industry and there's a pressure to remain at the forefront of trends, but in my opinion these bloggers are doing a disservice to their readers by pushing these products. It comes off as greedy. Plus, one of the pinnacles of being fashionable/ stylish/ whatever is being able to dress appropriately for the setting. Fashion week is coming up and don't we just know we will be seeing some bloggers traipsing around Manhattan, decked out in knits and furs despite the heat and humidity?
Anywaysss, back to the main point of this post: one of my latest sources of inspiration for fall is this Urban Outfitters lookbook, titled Short Cuts. The lookbook highlights my newfound, ideal fall palette: deep reds and olive greens mixed in with some greys and black. Because no palette is complete without black.