The dog days of summer are certainly here, and retail stores are already starting to sell boots and jackets and, *gasp*, sweaters. While it’s still too damn hot to wear fall fabrics, it’s never too early to get a head start on those fall trends. This season’s fall fashion went wild with texture, pattern, and color, and while it may seem overwhelming, have no fear! FTS is here to help you make bold patterns and brocade totally wearable.
Here’s how to make fall trends summer-ready for all occasions.
1. Office Wear
For the traditional office, find freedom in guidelines. Ruffles soften up a bold patterns, and longer hemlines/higher necklines just add more room for that pattern to be on display
Pair with: contrast the bold ruffles and patterns with patent leather kitten heels and a sleek top knot.
2. Office wear for the office that includes a French press and hammock
For all you lucky creative types, play with mixing textures and patterns. The the top from Nordstrom balances structure with silk, while the latter look from J. Crew proves that florals and stripes make a happy couple. For beginners at mixing patterns, try pairing a large print with a small print, and keep it in the same color family.
Pair with: colorful jewelry or a bold lip. Or both. You can do it!
The weekend is for dog walks and pure comfort. Combine fall patterns and color blocking with airy fabrics to keep it cool during the outdoor summer days.
Pair with: slim fit capris and canvas pointed-toe flats.
4. Date night
Gorgeous print with surprising cutouts? We’re in love. Up the romance with floral patterns, soft fabrics, and scalloped edges.
Pair with: loose curls and soft blush–natural beauty is all the rage.
5. Party night out
Make a statement you can feel. Bold textures can be the perfect experiment for a night out with the squad. Play around with 3D feathers, fringe, and flowers.
Pair with: thin stilettos (they’re back!) and your favorite dark denim pants.
6. Errand running/loungewear
When comfort is all that matters, bright pants and fuzzy fur are all that satisfy. Fur? But it’s warm! When you’re waiting at the air-conditioned DMV for way too long or walking through the freezer aisle of the supermarket, you’ll be glad you brought your chic jacket along.
Pair with: bare face and slide slippers.
7. Brunch with the girls
Morning (if you can make it that early) brunch calls for that rare combo of cute and easy. Complimentary colors on a jersey skirt go great with mimosas, and mimic the richness of brocade with an embroidered dress.
Pair with: chunky gold jewelry and neutral sandals–and dry shampoo.
Fall fashion calls for bold patterns and rich bright colors–get a head start on the trends by combining them with airy summer fabrics and shapes. Most importantly, remember to always wear what you love, no matter the season!