The first week of October offered Flagstaff some of the most gorgeous fall weather I’ve ever experienced. It’s been sunny and brisk, so fall transitional outfits have been key. Walking around in the sun warms you up, but the second you’re in the shade or the sun drops in the sky it can feel pretty cold. Everyone I know has been trying to make the most of it, hiking to the best spots to see the leaves change and biking around town during the day. This past weekend really began the turn of the season with rain, cool temperatures and a grey sky on Saturday, which means I can start wearing my sweaters and boots on a regular basis. Autumn has definitely arrived and it’s time to start rotating out my wardrobe.
I honestly need a huge clear out of my wardrobe at the moment. Summer crop tops are mixed in with long sleeves and wool pieces. It’s time to put them away for the winter so that I can see all of my fall and winter garments more clearly. This outfit is one of my favorite for those transitional days of early fall because it incorporates some of my favorite essential fall pieces.
This grey poncho is a piece I have never owned before, but is perfect for fall transitional outfits because of the shorter sleeves. The grey color and the cute front pockets called out to me when I spotted it. This is the sort of piece you could also probably wear over a long sleeve towards the end of fall, as it makes for such a warm and cozy layering piece. With the weather not being overly cool yet, I could get away with having my arms uncovered, but I know that a black, long sleeve shirt in winter will be my layering option.
Black jeans are a staple I buy every fall. If you can find a pair that fit you wonderfully, flatter your figure and are of the perfect length for your ankles, you’ve found a winner. I find that you can wear so many fall pieces with black jeans that it makes them my most worn pants each year. These are the Paige Hoxton Ultra Skinny Jeans in Black Shadow. Paige Denim has become one of my favorite brands to wear. They’re made in the US and are so soft, with a slight stretch, and will never get baggy on you with wearing and washing.
It is needless to say that the color of this Lack of Color hat screams fall with the deep black color. I love a hat anytime of year because of the intensity of the Arizona sun, but especially in the colder months when it helps to have something on your head for warmth!
The black booties are definitely a piece I will wear consistently over the next few months until I have to transition fully into warm boots. Black leather booties have been something I have worn for the past four or five years pretty consistently. I feel like they elongate the leg and create a flattering silhouette for my ankles and feet, and they always make me fell taller and more confident. These are so comfortable for standing in all night and look great with both jeans and a dress!