I’m in Santa Cruz, California right now where temperatures are in the high 70s to low 80s. I’m not going to complain. But at the same time, this warm fall weather can present a quandary: I mean, what do you wear if you want to be comfortable but avoid just repeating summer outfits? Liliya’s post today offers inspiration! – Janea

#OOTD, Shorts in October

I wore this outfit to meet my friend Uliana after work and go with her to see our mutual friend Eugeniy whose birthday I recently missed because of travels. I wanted to treat him to a celebration drink the day before I left for Dallas for my mom’s birthday (today) and then my two-week trip to Hawaii.

These last two days in New York were unbelievably hot; it was around 72° on Tuesday. It felt like just a one-day mistake of our fall weather forecast, but Wednesday was even worse: at one point the temperature got to over 80°.

Shorts outfit in October

And although it was so hot, it was psychologically hard for me to dress as if it were summer, because…it’s not. The evening wasn’t even any cooler, which is what you’d expect in fall. So my outfit reflects that combination of a summer/fall look: shorts and a t-shirt in autumn colors – almost like a summer silhouette but with a fall feeling if you wish.

Cambridge satchel bag
Cambridge satchel bag

Shorts weather in October

I had a light silk shirt with me that I used as a little jacket. I actually have an entire ensemble with this print by Jonathan Simkhai: a t-shirt-shaped top, silk shirt, and skirt. The skirt is made of wool, and so it was too hot to wear. But the other two pieces worked well.

Jonathon Simkhai tops

When I bought them, I never thought of wearing the t-shirt with the button-down. I simply thought that it would be a good idea to have two matching tops for one bottom piece – a space-conserving trick for traveling for instance. But I think that the tops actually work great together. The print is matching, and the button-down shirt plays the role of light cardigan perfectly.

Shorts in NYC in October
Theory shorts – similar / Jonathan Simkhai silk t-shirt and matching silk shirt – similar tee/ Cambridge satchel bag / Prada sandals – similar

It seems that surprising weather can lead to creative outfit choices. I had fun with this one!

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7 Comments on #OOTN – Shorts in October!

    • Liliya
      October 24, 2016 at 11:04 am (6 months ago)

      Glad you like the outfit, Merima. I guess we were just lucky to have this weather!

  1. Gabrielle
    October 22, 2016 at 6:21 am (6 months ago)

    Liliya’s outfit is incredible! I love the fun pattern of the matching silk t-shirt and shirt; the combination is really beautiful and truly brings the look together. The Prada sandals are also a TOTAL dream – perfect! 🙂


    • Liliya
      October 24, 2016 at 11:03 am (6 months ago)

      Thank you, Gabrielle. I love these sandals – they’re really comfortable! 🙂

    • Liliya
      October 24, 2016 at 11:02 am (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Portia!


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