When the fashion world shifts from the SS (spring/summer) to the FW (fall/winter), coats drape nonchalantly from shoulders, turtlenecks or scarves wrap many a chilly neck, Chelsea boots kick up autumn leaves like something out of a music video.
But not in regions with year-round 30-degree weathers. The best way to avoid FOMO and still enjoy that fall disposition is to incorporate the season’s key colours into your summer-appropriate dress code. Neutrals, mustard, maroons, deep jewel tones and muted hues are your go-tos. Here are a few ideas.
Instead of a coat: Dress
It’s nice to think of how chic you’d look in a camel coat, or a sleek trench coat of the Burberry persuasion. But no mall air conditioning is enough of an excuse to sweat it out like an overzealous fashionista.
Shop: Pixie Market maxi dress, USD 135
Instead of a turtleneck: T-shirt
First, get thyself acquainted with this song about striped turtleneck sweaters by Spongebob (the one and only). Then, face the fact that this is not the climate for them.
Shop: Everlane The Square Tee, USD 18
Shop: Uniqlo U T-shirt, USD 14.90
Instead of a crisp shirt: A light top
Well, you can’t live in T-shirts all the time, can you?
Shop: Free People smocked top, USD 88
Shop: Marks & Spencer shirt, USD 32
Instead of jeans: Tailored shorts
Jeans are pretty versatile, no matter the climate, but we never say no to a little more leg room, so to speak.
Shop: Red Valentino high waist shorts, USD 450
Shop: Emporio Armani tailored shorts, USD 150
Instead of thermal underwear: Swimsuits
Nothing sexy about thermal underwear, don’t even try to salvage it.
Shop: Heidi Klein halterneck swimsuit, USD 244
Shop: Zimmermann cut-out swimsuit, USD 367
Read also: Luxe List: New swimsuits from Eres
Instead of an oversized bag: Small shoulder bags
For the one who actually succeeds in carrying just the bare essentials.
Shop: Chloé Small Tess bag, USD 1,819
Instead of boots: Sandals
In case you haven’t already figured it out, this article should really be called “Unbiased reasons as to why the tropics are the best.” And not least of these reasons are wear-everyday sandals!
Shop: & Other Stories leather sandals, USD 79
Shop: Givenchy slides, USD 295