We enjoyed the summer-like September temperatures while they lasted, but now that it’s officially October, it’s dipping down to about 15 degrees in Toronto, as it is many places in North America and Europe. If you’re looking for fall outfit inspiration, check out these ideas for what to wear when it’s 15 degrees Celsius.
The normative domain of what to wear when it’s 15 degrees Celsius comes with stigmatization based on the season. Transitioning from Spring to Summer, we don’t want to seem too eager. Moving on from Summer to Fall the sensation that casual drinks and tans are over are taken over by the thrill that is fall fashion and cozy knits. Translation: we’re sick of spending money on funky cocktails and socializing, and we truly want to sip on spiced pumpkin lattes and binge Terrace House, a Japanese reality show you can (and definitely should) binge on Netflix.
Admitting that a sundress might result in a bad cold, is also admitting the end of something beautiful. It goes without saying, that an ending can be just as beautiful as a beginning – but it’s also difficult to say goodbye. Bidding Summer farewell is a lot like saying goodbye to a childhood friend after a great weekend at a cottage. It’s a beautiful memory that you’ll revisit with a smile, it’s not a goodbye forever but it is a goodbye for now, and that can be difficult. Let us help you out, just a little. You’re not admitting that summer is over, you’re welcoming a new chapter of the year of you.
1. A PREPPY BLAZER LOOK
Doesn’t Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam look like she should be hanging with Blair and Serena? It’s still warm enough to go bare-legged (if you’re brave – frostbite can be feared) and a blazer provides just the right amount of warmth on top.
2. BREAK OUT MINI BOOTIES
Try a pair like the Small Town Boots Black from Pink Martini Collection. They come in three different colors! Its a warmer option than a pair of ballerina shoes, but the low cut of the boots voids it of a look that screams winter wonderland. Pair it with a lighter dress if you’re prone to heat, or with a pair of pants if you dread a chilly office or the sweet cold of a late night.
3. A TRENCH AND A WIDE-BRIMMED HAT
Get a little mysterious in this look created by To Vogue or Bust’s Alexandra Grant. With the sun peeping in and out from behind the clouds, a hat like Alexandra’s will keep your ears warm while also keeping the sun off of your face. And it’s the perfect weather for a lightweight trench.
4. A DIVINELY THIN TURTLENECK!
Thin turtleneck sweater such as the Delilah sweater. It’s the ultimate transition piece, that you can also layer during the dark months. Tuck it into a pair of flowy culotte pants for a casual Spring or Fall look. Dress it up with a pair of heels or dress it down with a pair of bomb sneakers.
5. SKINNIES AND A STATEMENT BOMBER
A vintage bomber jacket shines when it’s paired with basic but chic black skinny jeans, like in this look by We Wore What’s Danielle. The bomber’s a great weight for 15-degree temperatures, and skinnies will keep your legs covered if they’re sensitive to the cold. Check out the You’re so Cool Coat in grey from Pink Martini Collection. It’s a fun take on the classic bomber jacket, with a longer hem and a straight silhouette.
6. LAYER WITH A FUN GRAPHIC TEE
Check out our It’s You Tee Off White for a sassy look in the sun. A funny graphic tee can be worn under a blazer, with a pair of oversized jeans or tucked into a pair of tailored trousers. The question is, what can’t it do? A good tee is essential no matter which month, mood or state the world is in. Am I rite?
7. A LEATHER JACKET AND MATCHING SKIRT
Make like freelance stylist Georgia Tal and dare to go a little matchy-matchy. Think of it as the cool-girl version of a suit. A leather jacket will keep you comfy, and it’s still warm enough to wear it unbuttoned, with a trendy blouse underneath.
8. PREPPY PLAID PANTS
Check out the Courntey pants Yellow & Grey, they’re awesome if I do say so myself. Wear it with an oversized buttoned up shirt, and fold up the sleeves for a casual look. If you’re a bit of a rock n’ roll gal, (if you read that and shook your head, you probably are. I do apologize.) layer the plaid with an oversized leather jacket or go for a pair of heavy combat boots. It’s an office appropriate and leisure look.
9. ELBOW LENGTH KNITWEAR
Go for an elbow-length top in a coarsely knitted fabric. if you’re a tee-shirt wearing kinda gal this is a great way to dress up your work wear without compromising your own style. In the event that you’re usually on top of your game, we’d like to help you with these 4 essential vegan coats for the winter.