Prep for Fall With a Few Small Tweaks to Your Summer Wardrobe, Because It's Still Hot

As the Northern hemisphere starts preppin' for Fall, we Houstonians, really everyone in the Southern United States, scoff and keep trucking along in our cut-off shorts and flip-flops. Our temperatures happily remain in the high 90s through the end of September, if not October. Some years, we see Thanksgiving before the first blustery wind blows through the Bayou City, which creates a bit of a challenge for the fashion minded members of our society. We never get to enjoy fall trends like the rest of the country.

Now, I love strappy sandals just as much as the next girl, but there is a pair of tan suede boots in my closet just itching to have their debut. So, how do we incorporate Fall trends without going into heat stroke? We ease them into our summer wardrobe little by little in very small doses. I'm not talking anything heavy like leather trench coats or chunky knit scarves, just a few tweaks here and there to give you an autumnal feel.

Here are a few ways to rock the Fall trends even when the mercury levels haven't budged provided by and modeled by boutique owner Carrie Ann Sanders. All items seen here are available now at the newly remodeled Carrie Ann Boutique in Uptown Park, which is celebrating its grand re-opening on September 17th.

Feminine Goth

Goth is a huge trend for the Fall. This burgundy slip dress, a scarf with a moody print and a darker Fall bag capture the look.

Dress - Sofia, Scarf - Yoana Barschi, Bag - Rory Gold

Fall Florals

Believe it or not, floral print is still big this season. Match a floral print kimono with a dark maxi dress to make it a little less garden party.

Maxi Dress - Sofia, Garden Kimono - Mink Pink, Clutches - Haydee Callejas

A Little Bold Color

The addition of a clutch in a Fall material like reptile skin is an easy way to introduce the bold color trend this Fall.

High Low Dress - Sofia, Clutches - Haydee Callejas

Tailored Fit

When all else fails, just add a jacket. The tailored look is in this season and the addition of a jacket gives a summer mini dress shape.

Mini Dress - Sofia, Jacket - Mink Pink, Clutch - Minx

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