I love September, but it’s a tricky time of year to dress for, especially during the heat we’re still experiencing here in DC. Though I might be mentally shopping for fall, I still find myself inclined to dress for summer. Sweaters and blazers are so inconceivable right now, I haven’t pulled most of them out of my cedar storage chests. But that doesn’t mean I can’t add subtle nods to fall to my late summer ensembles. Once again, I turn to accessories. Patent leather is always fall-appropriate and it’s a great way to add a little polish to your outfit. I bought these Balenciaga pumps and Trademark bag (it’s sold out, but this baby is a stunningly close match) last spring and they’re still very much on-trend. If you’re a fan of the structured, ladylike bags like I am, there’s loads to choose from right now. I’m looking to add a navy or beige one to my collection, but this green one is enticing, as well.
Photos shot by Pablo Raya in Kalorama.