after a very humid(?!) summer, we are finally getting a reprieve from the heat and i for one have been happy to embrace these cooler temperatures. though it’s probably still a little early to start layering all of my cozy knits, the mid-70’s forecast (as opposed to the nearly triple digits we’ve experienced lately) is definitely cool enough for me to bust out what i like to call the “san diego fall style” formula. it looks a little something like this: light sweater + cut-off shorts + sandals or espadrilles + an iced beverage (not pictured).
wearing a sweater appeases my yearning for fall style while the shorts are an acknowledgement that true fall weather won’t be gracing san diegans until at least late october. though i have been periodically sporting cowboy boots with summer dresses to get my fall footwear fix, i know that the key in keeping cool -especially in a long-sleeve top, is to keep the extremities as cool as possible -which means lighter footwear like these lace-up espadrilles -which were hands down my favorite shoes of the summer. my favorite coffee drink (which i discovered on our honeymoon) — an iced almond milk latte also keeps me cool when i insist on wearing a sweater but also insist on keeping my body temperature as close to 98.6 degrees as possible.
so there you have it -the easiest way for us socal stylistas to embrace the new season while still being semi-practical.
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