I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but summer's almost over, ladies. I'm sorry, but it's true. Say goodbye to the easy breezy clothes of the warm months -- flip-flops, tanks, airy dresses -- and hello to the cooler months' more formal wear -- sweaters, boots, peacoats. I know, I don't like it either.
But it isn't all that bad. Especially this fall when the fashion forecast isn't just really cute, it's wearable (for everyone). Come on, girls, we'll get through this together.
Polka dots. Time to put away your beloved Breton striped shirts (not really) in order to make room for fall's number one trend: Polka dots. Yes, that print you're accustomed to dressing your toddler in is in for moms, too. The best way to wear them is on a sheer blouse or silky, flouncy dress. I'm a huge fan of this TBA Polka Dot Dress from Asos ($91.48). Throw on a blazer and some black tights -- very Alexa Chung.
Chunky chains. No more of this girly, dainty pendant crap. This season, it's all about big and bulky necklaces. And the more you pile on, the better. Try this Fishnet Necklace from J.Crew ($78). Can't go wrong with gold.
Bows. Yes, that feminine knot is all the rage this fall -- but, thankfully, not on your head, as a detail on your clothing. Try finding a pair of shoes with bow detailing, or snag this Milly Midnight Metallic Bow Dress for $380 -- or rent it from Rent the Runway for $50!
Fur. No, not real fur, the luxurious, sumptuous faux kind, of course. Typically I'm not into clothes from Victoria's Secret, but this Faux-Fur-Trim Cape ($158) is an absolute must (for me).
Bright pants. Take a little bit of the summer with you this fall with a pair of bright pants. Since color-blocking is all the rage these days, try pairing a plain black or white shirt with whatever color you like best. I'm into these BDG High Rise Cigarette Skinnies from Urban Outfiiters ($58). Of course without the knotted top.