Fall is my favourite season. Leaves changing hues create a pretty fetching picture. Having lived in a country that only has 2 definitive seasons (wet and dry), I’ve only read about it and seen photos and films. That’s the reason why I was actually keen on taking the trip to Australia last March. Fall in Australia happens from March through May, you see. I knew I’ll be there to experience it myself for the very first time. Now, words and visuals can’t compare to actually feeling the cold, crisp air and seeing the nature transition into the new season. It’s breathtakingly surreal. Sometimes, I’d even want to pinch myself to check if it’s all real.
Getting to experience the season made me realise that though I know of it, being here makes all the difference. Fall fashion, for example, simply isn’t composed of certain pieces put together out of vanity but actually has significant grounds. The things like tights, bomber jackets and scarves are worn by folks back home just to adorn themselves as they keep up with the trends. However, folks here actually use them mainly for practical reasons but, of course, some choose go about it in style.
Unlike other countries with four seasons, Fall in Australia (and Winter, too) is usually cold (duh) and occasionally wet. Case in point, the past couple of days had been rainy and twas even blowing a gale outside yesterday so the idea of stepping out for a quick outing had been a bit daunting. Choosing to stay positive, I decided to use it as an excuse to frolic with styling my outfit. The result was a fun play of thematic earth-toned visual contrasts.
Opting to wear a crop jean is a good way to bring out the choice in footwear without sacrificing comfort. Wearing this sort of sock with my maryjanes gave the outfit a bit of youthful look.
The chunky scarf created the most significant change in texture. Adding a dimension and edge to a typical t-shirt and jeans outfit. The bomber jacket added a touch of vintage as well as varying texture. The sunny stripe tee gave it the much needed break from solids plus more earth tones on top of the interesting stripe visual.
Tee Cotton On
Socks Gift from my bestfriend
Rings Mango, Flea Market
Watch Hand me down from my sis
Bag Aldo (not in photo)
I got the Over-sized Tee in Sunny Stripe from Cotton On for AUD$ 19.95 (roughly around Php 894.00).
Given the state of the outfit I put together, I reckoned that there’s minimal need for makeup.
Cover Stick, The Body Shop
ME Brown 850, Shu Uemura
Creamy Eye Pencil in Jet, Bobbi Brown
Exact Eyelights Mascara in Black Pearl, Cover Girl
What about you? How’s the weather where you’re at? Has it affected a shift in how you dress lately?