Autumn is hands down my favorite season. The temperatures finally get cold enough to wear a sweater while enjoying a huge cup of tea with a good book, pumpkin, apple and cinnamon flavors reign supreme once more and I finally get to layer on scarves and jackets that make up my massive collection. Also darker style aesthetics suddenly become more mainstream making it easier to stock up on accessories and new clothes. Yes, we may all still be in quarantine but fall fashion is top of mind for me at the moment, even if it is still too warm for me to start layering.
Yet my “season transition style” this year has been inspired by black’s more colorful cousin, plum purple. This is an Autumn color that doesn’t seem to be as popular as harvest orange, wine red, or mustard yellow, yet I’ve been obsessed with it for years even though I don’t own much of anything in it other than some lipstick. So you can imagine how fast I pounced on this Torrid plaid skirt once I saw it on their site.This is the second pinafore skirt that I’ve come to own but unlike the black one I got last year from Boohoo, the straps here are removable so if I want I can just wear the skirt without them. The one thing that I don’t like is how even with a crisscrossing back the straps still wouldn’t stay up completely which is also a problem I’ve had with the aforementioned black skirt. I may just have too short of a torso for these kinds of pieces but that’s not going to stop me wearing it as I like this style a lot. That said, if you have a pinafore skirt-strap hack (other than just using fashion tape because I’ve done that too) please let me know. Currently the option I’m playing with is creating another opening on both straps for the buttons so the straps can lay down flat.
Since temps have only just started to dip, I paired this skirt with this cutaway sleeve tee I got from Universal Standard sample sale a while back. It really works to add a hint of edge to what would otherwise come off as a preppy look due to the plaid print. Once it starts to really cool down, I’ll swap out this tee for a black turtleneck or mock-neck bodysuit and add some tights to wear with these boots. Maybe even add my favorite cropped faux leather jacket, but for now I’ll enjoy this transitional period as is.
~Get the look~
Black Cutaway Sleeve Tee (S/14-16) | Universal Standard (old, similar here)
Burgundy Purple Plaid Challis Button Front Suspender Skirt (Size 1) | Torrid (similar here)
Flap-top Mini Backpack | Just Fab (similar here)
Black Brushed Faux Leather Hardware Buckle Bootie | Torrid
Black & White Diamond Accent Skull with Crossbones | Zales (gift from my bestie, Brooke)
Are you looking forward to cooler temps too? What is your favorite fall color and/or fashion item?