Hang up your tiny shades, pack up your flip flops and please — please — put the tube top down for the year.
It’s fall, y’all, and it’s time to dress like it.
But before whipping out your cozy knits and plaid flannels, you remember: it’s Florida, and the heat is year-round.
Thanks to these following fashion trends, there are still ways to radiate autumn vibes in the sunshine state.
- Hair Scarves
If hair accessories were people, scrunchies would be your TikTok famous little cousin and hair scarves would be your cool aunt who mysteriously developed a French accent after she visited Paris last year.
Summon your weird-but-cool aunt’s energy while walking through Turlington Plaza.
The scarf also works as a deflection device against people handing you fliers about their club you’ll seriously consider joining for the five minutes it takes you to walk to your next class.
Some cute hair scarves can be found here.
- Sleeveless turtlenecks
The goal is to look somewhere in the middle.
The sleeveless aspect provides ventilation while the high neckline brings the maybe-I’m-artsy-or-maybe-I’m-just-hiding-a-hickey vibes. A cute, basic version exists here.
- Cropped knits
Ever since they were introduced in 1893, crop tops have let us bare out our bellies, making the Chipotle baby in our stomach free from constrictions.
Crop tops are cute, comfortable and now, cooling. While it may be too hot to wear sweaters in the Florida heat, a cropped version can help you not look weather confused.
This lime-green cropped sweater is the perfect bold option.
- Mini skirts
They’re cute. They’re mini. They’re liberating.
Show off those legs you’ve been working on ever since you registered for a class in the physics building back-to-back with your class in Little Hall. Mini skirts come in many varieties and allow for different types of styling.
- Sheer socks
Socks to sock.
Thigh-high socks may feel like the go-to for fall, but it’s also the go-to for accumulating behind-the-knee sweat.
The best loophole to snuggling your toes but keeping those knees breezy are sheer socks.
The funkier, more transparent and more breathable, the better. The perfect pair lives (and breathes) here.
- Penny loafers
Penny loafers are no longer reserved for private school boys.
The style has been worn by Dakota Johnson, who is arguably fall in human form.
Literally follow in Dakota Fanning’s steps by buying her most-worn shoe style here.
- Chelsea boots
Much like the thigh-high socks, thigh-high boots are usually considered a fall essential.
The low-rise option of a Chelsea boot keeps the same level of sleekness and the thigh-high version but gives your legs room to breathe.
Even if your name isn’t Chelsea, no worries; you can still wear this fall staple.
However, if your name is Chelsea, it would be a crime if you didn’t own this boot. Find yours here.
So dress the fashionable part this fall and pretend that the wisp of cool air you are feeling is signaling the beginning of a real seasonal change!