Layering: A Complete Guide to Transitioning into Fall

Happy Friday lovelies! Can you believe we’re already in September? While the “official” first day of Fall isn’t until September 23rd, it’s already Fall in my heart. I am a Fall girl through and through. I love cozy sweaters, spiced cider, beautiful foliage, pumpkin patches, and of course, the pumpkin spice latte. Though it’s still a bit too warm for many of my favorite things, I have a great secret for transitioning into Fall practically and comfortably: layering. Light layers are ever versatile and perfect for navigating the time between late summer and early fall when you’re not quite sure what to wear. That’s why I am in LOVE with the latest releases from Fruit of the Vine Boutique this week! If you are a part of our VIP email list, you already saw these beautiful pieces. These new arrivals are focused on creating layers that help you achieve a perfect transition outfit every time. Let’s dive into some of these beauties, shall we?
First is our Mixed Print Button Down. Fall is the season of flannels and this top is an elevated take on a cozy classic! I love the neutral washed black and taupe coloration as well as the stripe and plaid mixed print of this top. It pairs effortlessly with black jeans or dark denim. The side cutout detail helps this top flatter your figure and the extra length in the back gives you the right amount of coverage so you can even wear it with leggings! This top is great to wear on its own or as a light layer over a black tee while the weather is still warm, but it can easily be layered under a sweater when the cooler months arrive. With the right accessories, this top can be dressed up or down effortlessly. The versatility of this top will make it a staple in your wardrobe this season! 
Everyone needs a top in their rotation that they can count on to look and feel good in no matter what. Our Black Oversized Button Down is just that kind of top! The relaxed and non-boxy fit make it the perfect silhouette for pairing with any style of pants. Wear this top with light wash, dark wash, or black denim, flared, wide-leg, or skinny jeans. With a simple swap of accessories, this top can take you from work to play and casual to dressy in a snap. There’s truly no wrong way to style this top! 
Our Lumina Cardigan is what layering dreams are made of! Featuring a cloud-like plush knit, this cardigan is cozy, but never heavy, thanks to it’s ¾ sleeve design and airy feel. I am obsessed with the knit of this cardigan because of the shimmering silver threads woven throughout the fabric. It adds the perfect touch of sparkle to take your outfit from drab to fab and make you look positively radiant! The fringe trimmed front pockets add a unique flair that is both functional and trendy. Who doesn’t love that combo? Layer this top over a short sleeved top during the warmer months and over a long sleeved top or button down as the air begins to chill.
Our Asymmetrical Knit Top is a great base layer for any outfit. Asymmetrical knit tops are a stylish and trendy clothing design that adds a unique and dynamic element to your outfit. This top has an uneven hemline, with one side longer than the other, creating a visually exciting and flattering silhouette. The lightweight knit of this top makes it great for wearing on its own or layering under a vest or cardigan without being too hot or heavy. You’re guaranteed all day comfort and style in this top. 
Our Kengo Long Vest will have you feeling as regal as a queen with its luxurious plush wool knit and cascading length. This vest features a straight fit silhouette that adds structure to your look. The rounded neckline features a hook clasp for easy closure, but we love this vest worn open! You can wear this vest over a lightweight long-sleeved tee or over a crisp white button down for a more polished look. We love styling this vest with dark wash, well fitted denim, but you can certainly pair this vest with your favorite wash and style of jeans with ease!
Lastly, here are a few of our best tips for mastering the transition season between late summer and early fall with class and style. 
1. Dress in Light Layers - Begin with a basic tee or tank and layer a lightweight button-up or knit top. You'll have flexibility to adjust as temperatures shift throughout the day.
2. Lightweight Knits - Choose breathable, long-sleeve options for the right blend of comfort and style, ideal for those in-between days.
3. Denim Daze - When in doubt, a air of jeans serves as the perfect anchor to your outfit. Light washes work well for daytime while darker washes are perfect for the evening. 
4. Boot Up - Trade in your summer sandals and opt for ankle boots or calf-high boots in neutral shades to effortlessly step into fall.
5. Earth Tones - Embrace the season's colors with a palette featuring olive green, taupe, burnt orange, mustard yellow, and beige. These hues pair perfectly with virtually any fabric, style, or preference. 
6. Button-Downs - Use a lightweight, breathable, button down shirt for added versatility. You can wear a colored or printed button down open over a solid tee or.a crisp white button down under a sweater or knitted vest for a more polished look.
You can achieve all of these tips with pieces in our Fall collection, so be sure to stop by in store or visit us online to curate the fall wardrobe of your dreams!
#BeInspired. #BeBold. #BearFruit.

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