Last week, Southern Californians were greeted with a sweltering heat wave that brought some *lovely* high humidity. Not my personal fav to dress up for, because you need about 4 showers a day, but I digress.
I recently started a job at a digital fashion publication in Los Angeles (someone pinch me 🤩 )-- and these are the pieces I saw during my very warm first week in the office.
1. Tuxedo Vests
Yes, yes, just yes. I saw this fun piece paired with jeans, matching trousers, denim minis, etc., and I can fully say that I am in love. I will definitely be adding to my fall wardrobe, and most likely overwearing into next spring.
Brands from left to right: Zara, Zara, Banana Republic
2. Long Denim
Okay, so the micro and mini have had their moment. It's time for the midi and maxi denim to take center stage. I don't know about you, but I've been embracing the midi skirts and dresses-- and now?! I'm ready to take this on with a crop and some thong pumps.
Brands from left to right: Free People, Urban Outfitters, Mango
3. Bright Button Downs
Add a pop of color to any look. Denim, trousers, skirts-- it works with everything. Pick a color, any color.
Brands from left to right: Zara, Anthropologie, Banana Republic
4. Thong Pump Sandals.
Listen, I also wish they had a different name-- but someone in the fashion world declared thongs to be their name. Anywho, I'm adding to my cart right now, because these pumps add a bit of chic feminity to any look you pair it with.
Brands from left to right: Steve Madden, Sam Elderman, Nine West
5. Puff Sleeve Dresses
Puff sleeves don't have to leave just because summer is ending. I am 100% bringing this femme dress into next season, but with some added fierceness of fall boots & moto jackets.
Brands from left to right: Urban Outfitters, Free People, Reformation
90's grunge called, and I picked up immediately!!! I recently got myself a pair of these chunky shoes, and have had the most fun piecing them together with outfits. They just bring such a distinguished and elevated look to whatever you mix it with.
Brands from left to right: Steve Madden, Prada, Doc Martens
7. Midi Strappy Black Dresses
Your classic LBD but add some length. This has been a staple in my closet all summer long-- it's simple, it's chic, and it's breezy in the heat. It's the perfect dress for any season.
Brands from left to right: Reformation, Free People, J.Crew