The first day of Fall is apparently THIS Friday and I’m a little curious as to where the cooler weather is in Austin! I’ve been patiently waiting and have felt no such temperatures!! The first day of Fall in Austin consists of shorts, a tank top and flip flops. I found it funny this morning when the local meteorologist mentioned the first day of Fall is approaching and that we’ll soon start feeling Fall temps later in the week. And by Fall temps he meant a 93 degree high instead of over 100… What a jokester… That was a moment when you start laughing which quickly turns into a cry of disappointment because you have so much cute Fall clothing already that won’t get worn for months from now. 😫 Until then I have to improvise my Fall wardrobe for you guys since so many of y’all are already feeling Fall!
While searching for appropriate Fall clothing to shoot I came across this Chicwish distressed sweater that looked absolutely perfect to wear while prepping for Fall in the 90 degree weather. It’s under $50 and the perfect transitional piece if you live in warmer climates like Texas. Not only does it have the perfect amount of distressing but it is extremely sheer which means breathable! The goal for me is to still look warm and cozy without dying of a heat stroke and this sweater passed the test! I know most of y’all aren’t comfortable wearing sheer clothing so I wanted to give a few styling tips on how I would suggest wearing a sweater like this without showing too much skin.
For this particular look, I just went with it and wore this sweater with a simple bralette underneath. One of my favorite trends, as most of y’all know, is to wear tops that show a little bit of lace or detailing from a bralette underneath. At first I had a black one on but it was a little too much contrast and the nude bralette made it look like I was wearing absolutely nothing underneath so I opted for a grey one and it worked out perfectly. It still gave the right amount of detailing without being overly revealing. If you’re currently in the market for bralettes to wear under sweaters for Fall I have listed some of my favorites below.
If wearing a bralette under a sheer sweater/top isn’t for you, consider wearing a white or grey camisole underneath. Not the cami tops that you see me wearing that are silk and loose. You need to find shape wear camis that are tight fitting so the sweater can be loose. Layering is key with these types of garments. This entire look would be great topped off with a leather or faux leather moto jacket too. I was actually planning to wear a gorgeous new suede moto I just got but it was WAY too hot outside to wear this round.
To put the finishing touches on this look I wanted to go full on distressed with this one! You all know I love my edgy clothing and I just picked up these distressed jeans on major sale during Labor Day and couldn’t want to wear them. All I kept thinking in my head was that this look is totally homeless chic… Yes, so bad but seriously, people were like, you seriously bought all of that stuff with all of those holes in them… Why, yes I did!! I topped everything off with a badass pair of lace-up heels that are also under $50 and the chicest Henri Bendel leather bag!
In the market for Fall sweaters?? Most of my cozy knits come from Chicwish each season and if you use code FIL10 you will get 10% off your entire order!