Fall Layers

ZARA  trench coat  / DAVID LERNER   leggings   / ASH  loafers  / THE FIFTH LABEL   striped tee

ZARA trench coat / DAVID LERNER leggings / ASH loafers / THE FIFTH LABEL striped tee

The temperature has taken a sharp dip in the last week (literally went from 80 to 55 degrees in the span of four days). I know that anyone living outside of California must be rolling their eyes, but for us San Franciscans, it’s been quite a jarring adjustment.

My tips on transitioning gracefully into the fall/winter:

  • Ankle boots, ankle boots, ankle boots
  • Masculine footwear also feel oddly appropriate this time of year (think loafers, oxfords, brogues)
  • Keep a spare baggy beanie in your bag – you never know when it may come in handy
  • Same goes for fingerless gloves (my personal favorite accessory in the Bay Area, but useless when it comes to the East Coast or Beijing, China, as I learned the hard way)
  • Pile on the chunky scarves
  • Amp up your sweater collection (preferably get a knit in every neutral color, i.e. navy, white, black and gray)
  • Make sure you have at least one maxi coat
  • 'Tis the season for moody makeup like dark purple/brown lipsticks, dramatic eye makeup – all that good stuff that looked too heavy during the summer will totally work in your favor now