For most of us, September is one of the hardest months to dress for, especially for outside activities like Labor Day barbecues. Fashion trends are not only transitioning in the stores, but the weather is equally as mercurial. Sometimes it’s raining, sometimes the sun is the most intense it has been all year.
So what is the quintessential key to style on a typical “Indian Summer” day? Layers! Not only do layers serve a practical purpose in helping your body adjust to the different variances in temperatures, appropriately-styled layers can also look totally fun, funky, and a little rock ‘n roll.
Check out these Four Outfits Perfect For An Indian Summer Labor Day Bash that press the pulse points of the current summer and fall trends without sacrificing comfort.
Look: Precious Metals
Don’t be afraid to show off a little shine this fall. A silver crochet maxi dress is comfortable while still being fancy (and breathable). A quartz ring is rough around the edges with the same sheen as a diamond. Stone grey accessories accent the metallic colors in a long, lounge-y cardigan.
Silver crochet dress from Free People:
Gold knit cardigan from Tory Burch:
Gorgeous Mania Mania Eternal Quartz Ring is luxe without being as audacious as a diamond.
Stone grey fringe sandal from Dollhouse:
Tylie Malibu grey fringe bag
Look: Indian Summer Sunset
Just like this summer, orange is huge for fall and is a great transitional color to take you from sweltering days to dusky nights. A floppy hat will keep out the sun while a lace-back cream blouse will provide sheer coverage and built-in lace vents.
Equestrian styled horse jeans are comfy and seasonally relevant while the orange platform shoes are easy to walk in and add another punch of orange.
Orange and cream floppy straw hat from ASOS:
Cream lace back blouse from Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent:
Galloping horses skinny jeans from ASOS:
Marc by Marc Jacobs classic Marc Jacobs charm bracelet:
Chloe Blossom small shoulder bag
Jeffrey Campbell orange platform shoes:
Look: Twilight Singer
We bet you haven’t heard the word culotte in a long time. Essentially, a culotte is a long skort. Our favorite part of the culotte is that they are not only functional and modest, they are also super stylish–as long as you pair them with the right things.
These peacock ones go perfectly with a sexy, gauzy black blouse and some funky bow platforms. When it gets chilly, wrap yourself in an ombre cashmere scarf.
Diana Von Furstenberg gauze-y Annette blouse:
Light blue ombre cashmere scarf from Magaschoni:
Peacock blue culotte from ASOS:
Rebecca Minkoff Diamond Studded Bag:
Irregular Choice black bow platforms:
Look: Harvest Queen
Our favorite look, this style is classic jewel-toned indie goddess with an aubergine pussybow shift dress, a filmy grandfather cardigan, metallic over-the-knee socks, and effortlessly chic hiking wedges. Super awesome wine tasting party not included.
ASOS Aubergine Pussybow dress
Warehouse belted double pocket cardigan:
Metallic over-the-knee sock:
Janna Conner pink and purple mix earrings:
Missoni Leopard print pouchette bag:
Miss KG Filipe Hiking Wedge boot:
- What is your favorite look for fall? Let us know in the comments!