Do you guys feel that fall excitement in the air like we do? Some mornings it’s cool enough we can keep the door to the shop open for a nice, brisk breeze instead of running the AC. And as much as we hate to see summer end, in some ways it’s kind of a relief. Not just from the heat, but also from this year full of uncertainty, where it feels like anything could happen. Fall will still come, just like it always has, the season a small marker of consistency.
And the best part of Fall? We get to wear jeans again! As it gets colder, we’ll tuck them into boots and pull on our favorite cozy sweaters. But there’s this awkward waiting period. It’s like the weather is teasing us or intentionally trying to make it difficult to get dressed. In the industry we call this season “Pre-Fall,” but that’s kind of boring so we’ve been trying to find a cool combo: Fummer? Sum-all? Sum-tumn? We decided to go with “Second Summer.”
The next month, maybe two (October has its moments), will present some interesting dressing challenges. But fashion challenges are our favorite kinds of problems to solve. We like to think of them less like something to wrestle with and more like an opportunity to get creative and put together unique outfits. Over the years, we’ve figured out some tips to help for when you’re feeling the push-pull between cashmere and cut-offs. For example, when shopping for “second summer,” we like to think in opposing forces. Opposites attract when you’re trying to make an outfit that will take you from a chilly morning to a sweltering sunny afternoon to a cool sunset.
Here we’ve put together some of our favorite pairings for inspiration.
Little Dress + Big Scarf
Short Shorts + Long Sleeves
Light Linen + Heavy Jeans
High Crop + Low Scoop Neck
Cozy Shorts + Structured Jacket