The Transition (Fall Shoes): Part 1: Sandals
Okay so sandals are summer shoes. I know. But, you can get away with wearing them into early fall and should. If you’re like me, you’re going to get so sick of covering up your toes by the end of Winter so don’t do it before you have to. I’ve been living in my Bearpaw sandals (I’m an ambassador, use my code BPAMBJF for 20% off your purchase). They’re perfect for ending the summer and for breezy days before the chill sets in.
Plus, there’s just something about crunching leaves with naked toes. Not sure how to take your sandals into the fall? Here’s what:
Choose fall colors: deep rich tans and dark blacks are amazing for fall. Go with a cognac color to add a punch of fall. Black is classic so you can never go wrong with that. Adding fall colored accessories let’s you move into the next fashion season without changing out your wardrobe. I love this beautiful bag from Tall Pine Mercantile. The color is deep, rich, and rustic, which makes it perfect for toting all your pumpkin spice infused things (or not depending if that’s your thing). I also love that Tall Pine sources their items from small vendors meaning this bag was handmade- and you can tell in the attention to detail.
Sandals: c/o Bearpaw (use code BPAMBJF for 20% off your entire purchase)
Keep it cool with jeans: Jeans are the go to for cooler weather but you can keep them not too hot for early warm fall days by keeping your feet out in sandals.
Dress it up: dresses are made for sandals and are perfect for breezy days. Just grab a cardi in case it gets chilly and you’re good to go.
Show off your ankles: short pants or leggings are where it’s at when it’s not quite time to trade in your sandals for boots. I love shoes with ankle details so choose short pants or cuff your long lengths to show off those ankles. Bonus, shorter lengths are more comfortable for Indian summer days.
Jumpsuits: I’m still not sure how I feel about this trend but I keep on going with it now and again. Jumpsuits are the perfect transitional piece because they’re easy to layer with tees or cardis. A long jumpsuit can be breezy with open toes or you can show off some leg with a fall colored shortsuit.
Are you convinced to keep sporting your sandals a little while longer? The upside is that stores are clearing out their summer inventory so you have a chance to get a great deal on shoes you’ll wear now and into the next warm weather season (after the summer we’ve had I’m hoping to wear sandals in December but I’m not holding my breath). I’m soaking in the little sun we get and keeping my toes free as long as I can (I’ll try to hold out for 40 degrees over here- I’ll let you know how that goes).