3 Ways to Wear Fall Pieces When it’s Still Hot Outside

If you’re like me and where I live, you may still be experiencing some warm weather. Yes, it’s almost October, but it doesn’t really feel like it outside. Here, in Ohio, we are having hot days with cool nights (which is my favorite!). However, it can be a little bit challenging to dress for, especially if you’re ready to pull out your fall pieces. Well, in today’s post, I’m sharing how I’ve been making my outfits look a bit more like fall, even though it’s still hot outside.

3 Ways to Incorporate Fall Pieces into your Wardrobe When it's Still Hot Outside

1. Wear Fall Colors (like olive, navy) –

One of the easiest ways to make your wardrobe feel a bit more like fall is to incorporate fall colors like olive. Olive is one of my favorite colors for my wardrobe year-round, but it feels especially appropriate for fall. In today’s post, I’m wearing one of my favorite end-of-summer purchases – this olive skort from Athleta. Yes, skort. I don’t think I’ve had a skort since elementary school days, but this one sold me on the concept. From the outside, it just looks like a regular skirt, but underneath it has fitted spandex. It’s perfect for hot days and for going from the city into the outdoors. I find myself outside a lot during the fall – walking, enjoying the leaves, and hiking and this skort is perfect for that.

3 Ways to Incorporate Fall Pieces into your Wardrobe When it's Still Hot Outside

2. Wear Seasonally appropriate footwear –

Switch out your favorite sandals for shoes that are my appropriate for fall like clogs or booties. I came across these clogs last fall at Shopbop and have worn them all year. This particular one is currently sold out. I hope it will be back this season, but I’ve linked to some similar ones below. To get the most wear out of them, look for a reasonable heel height and a color that compliments your wardrobe. I love this cognac brown for fall.

3 Ways to Incorporate Fall Pieces into your Wardrobe When it's Still Hot Outside

3. Pull out your fall/winter purses –

Another way to transition into fall is to move into darker purse colors. Look for a brown leather purse or a black leather purse or even a seasonal color like purple. I prefer to carry around a smaller purse when it’s hot, so something like this or this would be perfect. I just picked up this Gigi New York purse a couple weeks ago at NYFW and have been loving it for going into fall. I also continue to wear my MAB bag that I wore all summer. The color is great for fall. See more of my picks below.

3 Ways to Incorporate Fall Pieces into your Wardrobe When it's Still Hot Outside

What I’m Wearing

3 Ways to Incorporate Fall Pieces into your Wardrobe When it's Still Hot Outside

3 Ways to Incorporate Fall Pieces into your Wardrobe When it's Still Hot Outside

  • I am so ready for fall and the colors it brings. I tend to use the same purse throughout the year until it falls apart.

  • Amanda K

    I have multiple purses that I use in both seasons. I love the shoes you are wearing!

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  • Adaleta Avdic

    I don’t necessarily have different purses for the seasons (I do want that to become a thing!) but this is such an awesome post and makes me even more excited for fall! xx adaatude.com

  • Such great tips, lady! I’m definitely breaking out the fall colors, even though our temps are still in the 90s…hopefully that wonderful fall weather will show up soon!

    Molly | Hey There Sunshine

  • These are fabulous ideas! You’re so right that even just dressing in fall hues makes you look more seasonally apropos!


    Christina | Fashion & Frills

  • Dasha Guyton

    These are great tips. You look fabulous, I especially like the clogs.

    Dasha | http://windycitywardrobe.com

  • Bailey – Here’s The Skinny

    These are great tips! Having the same problem since I’m in the Carolinas but these ideas will definitely give me the Fall feels!

    Here’s The Skinny

  • Love all of your tips, especially about the fall/winter bag!
    Xoxo Mandy

  • Cristin Cooper
  • Nicole

    I hear you girl, we are getting hot days and cooler nights in Austin too. Love that little black square bag!

    Xo, Nicole

  • Kelly

    This color combo is amazing and perfect for fall! Great post, I loved your tips (:
    <3 Kelly | KaptivatingThoughts.com

  • Jannine

    Good tips, booties are a great way to make any outfit feel like fall.

    Xo Jannine

  • all about the shoes! love wearing booties 🙂
    Southern Elle Style

  • Amanda Nicole

    I love that handbag! Anything monogrammed is perfection!

    xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

    • Isn’t it?! It just makes it feel that much more special 🙂

  • Such great tips! I love the tip about the shoes and purses too. Here in Michigan it’s already too cold for shorts so I will definitely be doing what you suggested.

    April | http://thebluehydrageas.com

    • Thanks April! I’m excited for fall, but hoping winter will hold off 🙂

  • Love these tips! Right now in San Francisco, it’s actually our summer so it’s much appreciated. I love the idea of mixing fall bags & colours with warm weather clothes. Jewel tones are my favourite! PS – those sunnies are adorable! xx Shannon


    • Thanks Shannon! Yes, I hear it’s the best time of year in SF – glad you enjoyed them!

  • These are great tips, especially since it’s still so warm! Happy Fall to you 🙂

    Lee Anne

    • Thanks Lee Anne – hope you’re enjoying fall!

  • Great tips! It’s still so hot here too in Houston!


  • Nicole Leffew

    Great tips! I have that top in black and love it! Xo

    • Thanks Nicole – yes, it’s perfect for this weather!

  • Great tips!! I love those clogs 🙂 xx Mary http://www.whatsundaysarefor.com

  • Ruthie Ridley

    Perfect styling tips and I love that blue on you!! XO

  • Anna Monteiro

    I love this post! Fall is my favorite time of the year! And that camera bag is so cute!

    • Thanks Anna – me too!

  • Lauren Ashley

    This is such a great post! I love how you incorporated color and accessories into dressing for fall when it’s still hot.

    The Fashionista’s Diary

  • Great look! xx

    Daniel x

    The Daniel Originals | Instagram: danielpoonvignez

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