Google “September weather meme” and you’ll find an array of results breaking down the nuances of the weather patterns from the ninth month of the year. And because I happen to enjoy pointing out out of the ordinary weather patterns as much as I enjoy complaining about them when I’m not appropriately dressed for the elements, I feel a strong connection to these memes.
Complaint or observation + [noun, verb, adjective] = the genesis of a meme.
As a celebration, a tribute, an ode, etc. to the start of what is my favorite time of the year, I’ve made a digital scrapbook of sorts that documents that coveted fall, back to school but not really, new year new me, aesthetic I’ve been pining for since mid August.
I should disclose that while I only own four of the mentioned pieces (sweatshirt, corduroy pants, sherpa jacket, and wrap leopard dress), I want all of them :/
Is this good enough reason to encourage overspending? Probably not. Will I still wax poetic on about their imagined value in my wardrobe? Yes.
I plan to wear this sweatshirt from Everlane a lot. Like a lot a lot. I already took it out for a spin on a 70-ish degree day and smiled through every minute of it. But really, it transitions summer-y skirts and bottoms into those few golden weeks in early October where leaving the house without a jacket is not a grave mistake.
It also works with these corduroy pants from Aritzia. As would a plain tee, silky button down, and classic turtleneck. Said pants are long enough to just skim the floor (on my 5”3 frame) in a cool I wear trousers, not pants kind of way and have the most perfect snug and flattering high waist. I wish every pant I owned fit this way.
This jacket from Aritzia tops it all off for when it does eventually chilly. I’ve been wanting a denim sherpa jacket for a few years now so this is a purchase I can’t wait to be able to wear. It looks especially great with a bunch of gold jewelry too.
I’ve been looking for an opportunity to lean into the animal print trend and this dress from Zara has let me bring that dream into fruition. It’s much longer on me than on the pictured model but I love it because when I tried it on it with a pair of tall suede ankle boots it gave the illusion of high boots without the commitment. Bonus, I can wear it with black Vans too.
A blazer is essential. One that is preferably oversized and makes me feel like Alexa Chung and Lizzy Hadfield. There will come a time in the dead of winter where I will try to squeeze layers of sweaters underneath it to keep warm after growing tired of needing to wear a puffer coat everyday. But for now, I will cherish the fact that I can wear it as a jacket/top hybrid.
I will probably spend four months looking for a pair of dupes for these Dear Frances boots. I also want this to be the year I find the perfect pair of lace up oxfords but I have yet to find any contenders that are in a reasonable price range.
If I buy this cardigan I know I’ll have to practice strong self restraint to not wear it more than once a week. I’m growing to love greens and yellows to compliment fall and winter dressing. They’ve got the momentum to replace every variation of red and burgundy.
I’m contemplating this shirt from Paloma Wool to wear by itself or with a turtleneck underneath a la Timothee Chalamet (iconic) in CBYN (iconic).
If I didn’t have an aversion to wearing gloves or didn’t live in climate that put me at risk of falling victim to frostbite, I would carry around this Kayu Hudson bag from Reformation big with me all winter long.
If I could get this workwear jumpsuit from Farrow it would lessen the amount of times I’ll stand in front of my closet in a panic about what to wear by half. I may or may not have residual workwear jumpsuit envy from Paramore’s After Laughter lewks.
This dress (made by Just Female) is also enticing. It can be just as easily worn with sneakers and aforementioned sherpa jacket on a brisk, 55 degree day as it can be paired with tights for later on in the winter is something I won’t know I needed until it’s the perfect day for it.
I haven’t quite cracked the code for fall to winter footwear that won’t make me wish I was wearing sneakers halfway through the day. For all of the things I can list as reasons why I don’t love the summer, finding fun footwear isn’t one of them. So brb while I scour the internet for some shoes to go with all of these clothes (!!!).