It’s the moment when a breeze catches us unaware; its crisp edges signaling change is on the way.
For all our planning and perfecting, for all the ways we might seek to get life under our control, we secretly love this change. We love the idea that there’s still something bigger — slow and steady — at play, and that we can’t rush it.
Fall is the familiar and the new all at once. It invites us in, wraps us up, and gives us permission to dream without any pressure to perform.
Fall is a juxtaposition, proving that differences don’t have to be angry. They can be art. Brilliant colors against dark shadows. Cool wind in the warmth of the sun. Life heightened in the midst of decay.
Why is it so delicious when our boots crunch the carpeted leaves? When our nose detects a hint of chimney smoke? When that blustery air stirs up the dust to make the branches sway, and so we pull our sleeves down longer, scarf up higher, and sink deep into its folds?
Fall is a season of questions. Good questions, because in considering the unknown, in pushing forward to where we haven’t yet been, we grow.
Then, there’s the dress-up. Fall’s clothing might be our favorite part, don’t you agree? Crushed velvets. Wool knits. Stockings, belts, and laces that tie. There’s a joy to be had in keeping ourselves hidden, and right now we’re drawn to those pieces that mix delicate details in with some coziness.
Inspiration such as:
Floral dresses belted by velvet.
Buttoned up with a touch of the whimsy.
Sweaters that layer on a whole new, ruffled, level.
Suede classics in perfectly muted colors.
The colors and feels and fabrics of right now; they all prove how elegance is an air we each wear in our way. This fall, as we welcome the change and the wind and the questions and the comfort, let’s not forget to embrace the little surprises that come our way.
After all, we’re mysteries, too.
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