Fall Fashion Favorites Coffee Leaves Scarves Crisp Autumn

The first official day of fall is this Friday. Finally! There is no question this is my favorite time of year. The months of September through November bring such a nostalgia. Gathering of friends, the sound of drums at football games, and sweaters…oh my! The crisp air and cool night breezes call for jackets, booties, and fall fashion. I love the layers, rich colors, and warm fabrics. It is all a ‘yes!’ for me. 

Sadly, it’s hot until October (where I live) and even though fall is around the corner, the temps outside are still having a love affair with the summer heat. Some find September to be such a peculiar month for choosing which season to dress for. You might battle with wanting to throw on shorts for a lunch date with friends, but feel like a fraud since it is no longer July and the latest edition of Vogue has coats on each page. Well, I am here to help!

I have put a joy filled list together below of things I am craving from Seven Oaks right now that can easily take you from this in-between, drive you crazy, it's still freaking HOT outside season into fall. 

 
1. The Eliza Top from English Factory (my favorite brand) is all the buzz right now. I knew when I saw the warmer white color of the linen-like fabric and beautiful embroidered sleeves that it would be one for me. (It's actually hanging in my closet as I type!) This top is light weight for the warmer days of September, but perfect for wearing under a denim jacket or black blazer for November’s chills. It also has a not-so-clingy fit so my craze for pumpkin pie won’t mess with my fashion finds.

 

2. There are two things you can’t have enough of in your closet: black and white. The Hattie Bell Sleeve Top (also from EF) is a classic top that will look sleek for any occasion regardless of the weather. The cotton fabric will allow it to be warn in warmer temps and well into fall. I would pair it with a colorful trouser or better yet, a midi skirt with some booties.

 

3. The Sarah Off-the-Shoulder Top had me at hello. This denim piece is a must-have for transitioning from the pool to college football game day. There is no question it will keep you cool at the tailgate and it can easily transition into fall evenings with a cute wrap or super sleek black leather jacket. And it's on sale! Score!

 

 

4. How fun are these versatile Crew Neck Tunics in black and rose? I love when a top is long enough in the back for added coverage, but still fitted (just enough) and flattering. Tie the front into a side knot at your desired fit, throw on your skinny jeans or leggings, and slip on your sneakers or sandals in warmer weather and transition into booties once it gets cool. I'm also a fan of accessories and this one can easily be dressed up with the perfect necklace or bold earrings. I'll take both colors, please!  

5. This Eloise Striped Dress has me rooting for more just like it. I am over the moon when I can wear something to work on casual Friday and then pick it back up for a lazy Sunday afternoon filled with family and errands. You will catch me wearing this dress with my tennis shoes and denim jacket or jeggings and cute booties this fall. It’s effortless, it’s stylish, it’s the definition of transition. 

 

Again, don’t sweat (literally) at the thought of what to wear this month. As long as you have gal pals, Seven Oaks at your fingertips, and morning coffee…anything is possible.
Cheers to a happy fall transition. You got this!
-Kari J Dawkins
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