How To Dress For Global Warming

While we would never pretend that the real threats of global warming aren’t hugely important political issues, we would like to address the slightly more lighthearted challenge that it presents: dressing for fall. It’s currently 80 degrees here in L.A., and while we know it sounds spoiled, we are pretty fed up. Although official fall weather seems to be delayed for the rest of the country as well, some regions are struggling in the heat more than others as we try to stop ourselves from sweating in October. Looks like Mother Nature is playing a trick on us, but climate change is real and dressing has become a challenge. All we want is to incorporate fall wares into our daily ensembles without fainting from heat exhaustion. Thus, we’ve figured out three easy transitional outfit formulas including must-have fall trends that can work now for warmer weather and which can be adapted for later once temperature start to seriously drop. Get our style tips ahead so you can look autumnal without melting in the heat.

Adam Katz Sinding

Hot & Cold

Formula 1: Leather Jacket & Dress

Choose a printed dress rendered in a darker, autumnal hue to pair with the staple moto jacket. When it's too warm the mini frock will keep you breezy, while the leather topper can be casually draped over the shoulders when there's a slight breeze. Once it actually cools down add a pair of tights and suede ankle boots.

Formula 2: Coat & Romper

Rompers work well for summer, fall and the in-between, thus it's so useful when the climate is messing with us. The sleeveless short one-piece will keep you from sweating when combined with a longline coat. Layer on a fitted long-sleeve turtleneck and tights under when you start to feel the shivers.

Formula 3: Sweater & Mini Skirt

The combination of a heavier knit and mini skirt—a huge trend for fall—is the perfect balance for being never too hot or cold. Style it with leather loafers now and throw on over-the-knee boots and a oversized coat later.