Hotumn-Managing the Transition from Summer to Autumn

Technically, we’re nearly into Pumpkin Spice season, but let’s be honest-anything not served on ice is cause to ignite under the still Summer-strong sun. It may be September but the heat is still coming in waves, and that dreaded question has risen up again like an October spook: how do we dress during the summer/fall change over? After some thorough researching, here are Roan’s top tips on how to handle Hotumn (get it? Hot + Autumn).

1. Field Your Fabrics

Hotumn is no excuse to limit yourself to only the teeniest things in your wardrobe, especially if you have formal functions to attend. The solution? Go for fabrics that can cover you without smothering you, like light silks and linens.

Ulla-Johnson-Richmond-BLOG Roan

2. Layer

Okay, duh. But just because it’s obvious doesn’t mean it’s easy to put into play. Hotumn is notoriously annoying for making you too hot during the day and then shaking in your short shorts once the sun goes down. Hot-and-Cold is only fun when you’re the one playing it. So when layering, go for light weight, breathable main pieces (a-la tip number one) that you don’t take off. Then save your warm and fuzzy pieces for on top, like this amazing Isabel Marant sweater available at Roan. Isabel Marant’s fall show was speckled with this layered look. The perfect nod to trendiness and practicality.

Isabel Marant Fashion Show, Ready To Wear  Collection Fall Winter 2016 in Paris

3. Pull Shapes

One of the worst things that can happen during a heat wave is having your clothes stick to you like cling wrap. When you don’t feel good, it shows…in more ways than one (read: back sweat stains). How to avoid this? Take a page out of any below-the-equator fashionista’s book and pick pieces with a ton of breathing room, like a billowing trapeze dress or a pair of oh-so-trendy culottes.

Culottes-Fall 2016

4. Mix Short and Long

Yes, Hotumn makes you contend with transitioning from super-hot outside temperatures to ice-cold air conditioning in any store or restaurant you go into, but the least fashionable thing to be is a whiner. So look at the bright side and take advantage of being able to mix your fall and winter pieces in a way that you just can’t at any other time of the year. This means anything from long vests and short hemlines to cropped tops and bold print pants.  Take a cue from the ultimate fashion week trend, pairing short dresses with a long and structured coats.





*This post is in written by and in collaboration with Gabriella. The talented Richmond, Virginia blogger behind WUNDERFIEND.

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