The August Gal Meets Glam Collection was one of the most thrilling to design so far. Fall shades and textures are quite a change from the dreamy pastels of spring and vibrant hues of summer! That said, in many places, we still have a few solid months to go before we need to dress for cooler temperatures, presenting a bit of a challenge when our minds are ready for autumn. I intentionally designed the August collection to transition beautifully from, say, Charleston’s long summer, right into the season of changing leaves, crisp mornings, and the promise of the holidays right around the corner.
Here’s my favorite trick for dressing for fall when it still feels like summer outside: I choose pieces with short sleeves, flowy skirts, and shorter hems, but in autumnal colors and patterns. You’ll see this repeatedly in the August Collection, from the sleeveless tweed Rita dress, to the navy polka dot Amy mini, to the breezy Candace maxi in my feminine, fall-inspired take on paisley. A few more summer-to-fall must-haves? Lightweight long-sleeve blouses to pair with shorts or skirts now and pants later, cropped pants and culottes that are just right for those in-between weather days, and a light jacket to layer over summer tank tops for a perfect transitional look.