It seems like only yesterday I was lying on the beach, watching the waves crash in and digging my toes into the sand. It might not have been yesterday but it’s only been a week since I last wore my bikini and now a cold front has pushed in and I’m thinking about pullovers and jeans. That’s the way September goes but I must confess that I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to wear this fall before this. Though I love my shorts and strappy tops, there’s something comforting and cozy about fall knits, long pants and boots. I’m channeling some icons of the 60s and 70s: Ali MacGraw, Goldie Hawn, and Bridgette Bardot. That fun, sexy, casual elegance that is slowly coming back into fashion but really never left.
What I’m craving for this fall is carrying over those loose, flowy tops from the summer and combining them with tights and skirts, cardigans and 70s style flare jeans. After a visit to the Lucky and Levi’s stores at the mall, I’m loving rich reds, dusty oranges and rusty browns. Native American prints with a high-end flare are colorful compliments that I’m searching for along with some old West button-downs. It’s a little early for it still but I’d love to add some chunky knits, especially ones to couple with my new skinny jeans, for those Saturdays spent at home working on my homework.