Memphis in September is still really hot, but who can resist the fall fashions in all the stores? Keep some of your favorite summer pieces in rotation and slowly transition them when the weather finally cools. Here we took two essential warm weather pieces — shorts and a sheath — that are also strong trends for fall and show you how to work them into your wardrobe when the weather is tricky. Don’t forget about your makeup and hair. Fall beauty trends show a dark and glossy lip color. And you can replace those hair feathers with streaks of bold hues. Celebrate the new season in style.
Nothing is easier than shorts and a tank for summer. Shorts by Waverly, $150; orange tank, $18; summer-weight scarf, $45; jeweled thong sandals by Not Rated, $50; all from Southern Couture. Horseshoe necklace by House of Harlow, $65, from James Davis.
A blazer and flats add collegiate cool to the same shorts you wore all summer. Waverly shorts, $150; orange tank, $18; jeweled bib blouse by Leyendecker, $270; boyfriend blazer by Waverly, $195; leather bow flats by Rowen, $150; all from Southern Couture. Peacock colored tights by Hue, $18, from Macy’s. Messenger bag from TurKoyz in Laurelwood, $32. Vintage men’s watch, from Augusta Campbell Stylist.
Slate stretch sheath by Giorgio Armani, $855; pearl drop necklace by Angel Court, $315; set of wooden metallic bangles by MaxMara, $315; all from James Davis in Laurelwood. Metallic purse, $28, from TurKoyz in Laurelwood. Nude caged hidden platform wedges by dolce vita, $85, from More Therapy.
This same sheath lends itself to pure elegance when mixed with luxurious layers. Sheath, $855; black stretch turtleneck by Wolford, $250; “Rachel” tights by Wolford, $48; slate-colored knit rabbit fur shoulder wrap by Armani, $725; all from James Davis in Laurelwood. Suede wedges by Me Too, $99, from More Therapy. Semi-antique aquamarine ring; vintage jet bead necklace; black felt hat with feathers, ribbon, and bronze broach; all from Augusta Campbell Stylist.
Our thanks to Staci Harmon, model, COLORS Modeling Agency
Alicia George, makeup
Mary McNair, hair styling