S September is one of the best months to dress up. December is number one because we can dress for the holidays. July and August are generally great because of kaftans and bikinis. November is deeply satisfying, because of the coats andboots. But September has the best outfits.
September is the time in the fashion calendar when new trends arrive. The previous months have had a nice chill out wherever you are, which means things get a little wild at the end of August, even if the craziest adventure of your season is a clash on the last one. National Trust parking space. But September is order, calm and routine. It works like a sort of fashionable New Year, as all those years of back to school imbue us with expectation that this month means new stiff shoes and a shiny, unfamiliar version of ourselves. reflected in the mirror.
This month of September has no big crazy trend like puffy skirts or panama hats or tie-dye. It would be too much of a stretch at this point. Instead of cela, the trend this season is the return of fashion itself. As in, dressing up with outfits rather than just covering up with clothes.
A waistcoat is a good place to start. It's fashionable - you can tell, because we call it a cardigan rather than a tank top - but it's also functional. Think of it as an accessory that keeps you warm. Wear it with any outfit that has long sleeves and a light fabric on the top half: a skirt with a blouse, for example, or a dress with long sleeves. Solid and square in shape, the sweater defines the silhouette and embellishes you.
Wa You can wear it, but not limited to: everything from First, to make a two-decade-old leopard-print skirt (which the wearer is fond of sentimentally) to be friendlier and a little less alarming than day wear. Second, sharpen a flowing dress that isn 'tnot warm enough for the time of year but would look droopy under a cardigan. Third, layer jeans worn with a fine knit polo neck, a combination that I like but often doesn't quite work on the waist.
There is only one hard and fast rule that you can only wear it over long sleeves because a short sleeve vest is a Florida golf club, and not in a good way. It's September, which means these things matter again. It's time to bring your A game.