Summer to Fall Style Transition

August 17, 2016

Summer to Fall Style Transition

It’s been so hot in most of the country that it’s hard to imagine that fall is right around the corner. But before you know it, the leaves will start to turn and that familiar chill will be in the air. Dressing for the transition from summer to fall is always a challenge because the weather can change from warm to cool at moment’s notice. Here are some tips on how to dress so that you’re never caught unprepared.

Pick a sleeveless/short sleeve top out of a heavier fabric. This way, you’ll stay warm enough when the weather cools but won’t get too hot in the sun. Short sleeves allow you to layer with a light jacket or cardigan if needed. I designed the Kalla tunic for exactly this purpose: It’s made from a lightweight sweater knit, not too hot or too cool. The other nice thing about Kalla is that it looks great over a tank top or a fitted long sleeve top so it works right through the winter and spring.

That takes care of the top, but what do you wear on the bottom? Leggings, lightweight pants or a long skirt are the most versatile choices.  I paired Kalla with my Juno leggings. Made with a rayon jersey that is heavier than T-shirt jersey but still soft and stretchy, they are just the right weight for a fall day.  


Summer is the season of farmer’s markets, so make sure to visit your local market while you still can. Located beneath a highway, the Baltimore Farmer’s Market and Bazaar feels like a city of its own made of tents and vendors. It attracts locals from all over the city thanks to the variety and quality of produce and meals. I found these fresh veggies in fall colors. If you’re looking for something to brighten up the house, it’s also a great place to find unique, homegrown bouquets. Don't miss the mushroom fritters with hot sauce, greens and feta -- One of the tastiest, most in-demand meals at the market. 

Fall is the time to make your favorite hot drinks again. Here is one of my favorites: Brew a very strong cup of your favorite tea and combine it with an equal amount of milk in a French press. Pump rapidly until a significant amount of foam rises. (Watch out when you pour it because it expands a lot.) Delicious and fun to make for company!

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