A Toast to SoCal Fall Fashion

It’s hard to believe that fall is in full swing when the scorching temperatures are reaching close to 100 degrees. Just because we savor those beautiful sunny skies year round doesn’t mean we should sacrifice some of our favorite fall fashion traditions. Before we can even think about going on a hayride or sipping/munching on a pumpkin flavored anything we need to get one thing down - a killer fall wardrobe!

Many struggle with purchasing their favorite fall trends since the warm weather lasts well into winter. We are often faced with the dilemma of not knowing what to wear since the temperatures dramatically change throughout the day. On a recent Sunday morning, when I was exploring the boutiques in Old Towne, I was instantly inspired with all the fall colors I spotted. Perfect for our balmy weather, these shops know exactly how to unnamed-23
cater to a true southern California gal. Wearing your favorite autumn colors and trends can be tricky, but transforming summer attire to into a fabulous fall closet is almost effortless with a few easy, fool proof tips.

Tip #1: Embrace the Colors of the Season. We know we're not quite ready to break out the heavy sweaters yet, but by taking your favorite summer staples and pairing them with accents of fall colors you have already begun to transition your closet. When autumn arrives, you don’t have to change out your entire wardrobe. Take a basic dress or romper and spice it up with earth tones such as unnamed-19olive green, rusty red, deep purple, and chocolate brown. When in doubt, always stick to your classic, seasonal colors like black and grey for a simple and sophisticated look. Nectar Clothing and Laurenly are two local boutiques that totally understand what SoCal autumns are all about. From cute peek-a-boo dresses to off the shoulder tops their light and breezy fall tone pieces are bound to keep you cool during the warm fall days.

Tip #2: Bring on the Boots! After creating the perfect fall outfit, you must top it off with the perfect pair of boots! Since we just can’t beat that sizzling heat, booties are the perfect alternative. Anklscreen-shot-2016-09-27-at-10-06-01-ame boots are great because they come in a variety of styles and fabrics that are perfect for any outfit. Wear them with a short dress or a pair of leggings to instantly give a touch of fall to any look. Step into autumn in some fierce high heeled booties, or take it easy with this cut-out style from Cocorose Boutique, the possibilities are endless!

Tip #3: Layer it Up/Down. As in any season, the staples are the most essential part of the wardrobe. Be sure to have a leather/denim jacket or cozy cardigan that you love and can always rely on. We’ve been seeing bomber jackets hitting the stores in many different variations.They come in handy when you need to throw them over your shoulders on a chilly night and will conveniently complement your year round basics. Layers are a fun unnamed-25and easy way to add interesting textures and colors. Speaking of staples, don’t forget about your classic denim bottoms! Having a good pair of jeans and shorts that you feel confident in is extremely important. With both on hand, it will make for a smooth and easy transition to the changing weather. Those of you who love to shop thrifty, we definitely recommend shopping one of Old Town vintage boutiques. Casa Teresa has trendy women's and men’s clothing and is the perfect place to go treasure hunting for fall staples. They have everything from designer dresses to boots at a price you just can’t beat. ALL of the store’s proceeds at Casa Teresa benefit pregnant women and their children in need. You’ll definitely find some fabulous finds plus, who doesn’t love shopping for a cause?

There’s no reason you can’t easily embrace the fashion trends of the season. Don’t let the weather trick you into thinking you're stuck sporting the summer colors. Find something you’ll love wearing this fall at one of our favorite Old Towne Orange shops! Tag us on social media so we can see how fashionably you have incorporated touches of fall into your wardrobe this season.

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