Ugh, August! Am I right?! August used to be exciting because it was the last month of summer, which meant long days at the pool, back-to-school shopping and new outfits. Now it’s just the never-ending month of heat and humidity, slogging through the work day and daydreaming about the crips, cool days of fall.
Ok, so I might be a little obsessed with fall (see also this post and this post and this post). It’s my favorite season! I love the crisp air, colorful leaves and the fall fashion. It’s totally my season. Lately I’ve been seeing a lot about pre-fall fashion ads online, which at first seemed like the industry’s way to get you to buy clothes for a mini-season, but the more I thought about the wardrobe possibilities the more I liked this idea.
August and September in the South is still hot as blazes (let’s be honest) so no one is breaking out their chunky sweaters and fleece leggings just yet, even if they are chugging a pumpkin spice latte. So we need a transition month or two when we can pull out our lighter fall pieces and pair them with our summer staples to get us by until fall truly makes its appearance.
I put together this collection of 5 pre-fall looks that I love for getting through the late-summer, early-fall transition time. Of course, all of the looks are easy to wear in a casual or work setting, and all of the looks are affordable on a budget. Mini season or not, Life in Bloom is all about looking beautiful and sticking to your budget.