It’s official. We are past Labor Day and transitioning toward early fall. Soon enough I’ll be embracing heavy knits and rekindling my annual infatuation with plaid, but for now the days are still warm. Until the air turns from humid to crisp, I’m hanging on to hopes of late summer.
For this between season, I’ve been drawing inspiration from The Craft – one part witchery, one part school girl, all viewed through a 90s pop culture lens. Knee socks and cardigans provide just enough warmth on cooler evenings, while deep red lips and darker accessories keep the look from being too sweet.
Then there’s the perfect little black sundress. With wedding expenses lurking, even $20 at H&M was a splurge. However, after wearing this dress every day for that first week (ok, not every day, but shamefully close), Gregor convinced me it was worth it to buy duplicates.
I predict they have at least a month left of heavy rotation, and with proper tights and sweaters, the addition of a leather jacket and slouchy cap, they might go on well into winter. Of course, the goth schoolgirl vibe will be lost under all those layers, but I’m getting ahead of myself…
There are a few weeks left of summer, and I plan to enjoy them as a 90s teenage witch – and I don’t mean that other one with the, ahem, colorful fashion taste.