Fall blues in Florida
If you've ever lived outside the Sunshine State, you know what I'm talking about. This is the time of year when the air is supposed to turn crisp, when the ads for new fall lines should be more than just a mean reminder of all the clothing it makes no sense for Floridians to buy. (See, even this model is pouting.) And yet, there they are, all those beautiful sweaters, boots, scarves and jackets, for sale in OUR stores, in OUR faces, but seeming so untouchable and unrealistic.
We must not be defeated. We must learn to mix fall trends into our wardrobes in ways that don't make us perspire. Here are some thoughts about how to do it:
1. Opt for fall colors in non-fall fabrics. Choose silk and cotton over wool.
2. Wear short boots instead of tall boots with pants to avoid leg sweat.
3. Pair fall dresses with closed-toed shoes (suede maybe?) sans tights for a cooler alternative to sweaters.
4. Move north.
~ Deal Diva Colleen
(Photo: This Banana Republic cap-sleeve cowlneck belted dress, pictured above, is fall ready in charcoal gray heather and Florida appropriate with its rayon, nylon and spandex mix.)