How to Dress for Fall If You Live Somewhere Warm

How to Dress for Fall If You Live Somewhere Warm

Just because you’re not freezing doesn’t mean you can’t embrace the season.

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Fall is officially upon us, which means it’s time to stock up on chunky sweaters, cozy jackets, and over-the-knee boots...unless you live somewhere where cool and crisp weather doesn’t really exist. Figuring out how to rock all the best fall trends without overheating might seem impossible at first, but with a little bit of thinking outside the box, you’ll be in an autumn state of mind in no time.

While you may not be reaching for your wool or shearling coats, living somewhere with warmer temperatures has its perks. For starters, it means you can truly embrace transitional pieces like sleeveless sweaters, lightweight jackets, and ankle booties. Another? You don’t have to buy an entire new wardrobeincorporating your spring coats and summer dresses will give you the chance to recycle some of your favorite pieces from other seasons. The key to it all is learning the art of layering. Not only will you look chic, but you’ll also be able to keep cool when the sun is blazing and stay warm when it becomes chilly at night.

If you’re still unsure how exactly you should style your looks this balmy fall, here’s a simple guide complete with no-fail tips from some of fashion’s top experts.

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Borrow Pieces from Your Spring Wardrobe

As an Angeleno, fashion influencer Chriselle Lim has tons of experience interpreting fall fashions for 80-degree temperatures. Lim loves to incorporate pieces from other seasons into her fall looks, like floral dresses. “I love playing around with lightweight outerwear and pairing my boots with darker-colored spring pieces,” Lim says.

Header Photo: Lilliana Vazquez


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