August 17, 2022
Here in Chicago we felt it yesterday – that sense that autumn is coming. We all know that there will be sweltering days ahead, but we were reminded…
For me, that early cool day reminds me that I might want to check my wardrobe for upcoming autumn weather. This is a good time to start looking for the accent cashmere sweater that you will wear every week for six months, the scarf that you will cherish for years to come, or the warmer trousers that you need to replace the ones that you’ve worn to pieces this last few years…
Even if you live somewhere that doesn’t get a lot of snow, you might still need a warm outfit or two!
This leaf perfectly conveys where we are, right now!
When I was putting these images together, I started with the 6 sweaters, and then went back and found all of the other pieces. For this following outfit, I went to one of my super-secret search spots (SSSS, for short!) and searched for “corduroy pants.”
These were the very first ones that appeared! I wouldn’t normally think of a “head to toe” outfit like this, but who am I to argue with the gods of search engines?
Don’t be afraid to add grey pants to a mostly “warm” wardrobe – they are far from your face, and with the right scarf they will look perfect!
For those of you who have a chance to walk through forests, look for the small signs of approaching autumn!
I love rust or barn red pants in cooler weather – they truly go with everything!
Maybe your neutral sweater needs to be mended, or ever replaced! This is the time to start pulling things out of storage and giving them a good “once-over”!
I’m more than ready to embrace cooler weather, and lots of scarves!
p.s. Five years ago, I pondered the many possibilities of adding a new sweater (or two) to our wardrobes. A classic sweater never goes out of style…