One Swainky Couple: Transitional Florals + Fall Colors

Monday, September 11, 2017

Transitional Florals + Fall Colors

K: With the start of September, we've got fall on our minds. South Texas doesn't really allow for true fall clothing until October, if we're lucky. That being said, I'm always one to embrace a new season. Instead of wearing thick sweaters, over the knee boots, and scarves, Brandon and I both opt for fall colors, while still wearing items that will keep us cool. We can't believe how fast August went by and even though it's still hot, the mornings are starting to feel a little cooler, stores have put out fall decorations, football has begun, and we're welcoming the season with open arms. 

B: The season of fall immediately places one thing within my mind: hunting. I try to hunt as often as possible, which usually amounts to a sad three times a year. Nonetheless, I love hunting birds with our black lab Tara who is trained to retrieve and hunt right along side. We were unable to hunt over the Labor Day Weekend, but will go afield as soon as possible to allow Tara (and myself) to enjoy the outdoor activities that her long line of ancestors were bred to do. Our experiences together are unlike any other, and we definitely love our father-daughter bonding time.

I have always enjoyed keeping to a color scheme that fits a particular season. Deep burgundy, rich browns, orange, gold, and navy are just a few colors that play an integral role in my fall wardrobe. This fall and winter, Katherine has requested that I incorporate a few more sweaters into my wardrobe to spiff up my layering game...the results will follow in posts as soon as the weather drops a few degrees.

K: I love this outfit because it mixes edgy and feminine together. I would consider the body-con, lace-up top to be a little edgier, while the classic floral skirt brings a softer, more feminine vibe to the look. The key to wearing florals in the fall is simple: just make sure the pattern has fall colors in it like the deep pinks, oranges, and navy tones here. Unfortunately, my skirt is no longer available at Anthropologie (I scored it in the sale section) but I've linked several floral skirts below, all perfectly acceptable for fall. 

On Katherine: TJ Maxx top (similar here and here), Anthropologie skirt (similar here), Nine West shoes (almost exact same here), Kendra Scott earrings

On Brandon: Similar shirt here, Banana Republic pants, Shinola belt


  1. Love the pretty burgundy in both of your outfits! They tie together so well! I'm just LOVING floral for fall!

    Rosy Outlook

  2. These outfits are so perfect for transitioning to fall. I love the deeper colors, that burgundy is my favorite :)

    Taylor |

  3. Same here in Southern's not cooler until end of October/November! But I'll still rock my fall pieces - I don't care! Love this look on you both, and I wish I could get my Hubby to wear colored pants like this...I love them!


    1. Yes, I feel your pain!! I think it's fine to rock them, despite the weather! As for your hubby, tell him that it opens so many doors for outfit possibilities! ;)

  4. You both look so adorable! I love how you coordinated colors!

    By Lauren M

  5. OMG how cute are y'all! I love these fall looks. I understand the feeling of not being able to really wear fall clothes in September. I am so excited for fall.

  6. You guys are so cute! These outfits definitely feel like fall with the colors. I love it!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  7. I love the floral skirt on you and those shoes!!

    xx Melissa /

  8. You guys look so great in your fall colors! Your skirt is to die for! This is a great fall piece for you with your warmer September temperatures. I'm obsessed! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

    1. Thank you Rachel! I've gotten use out of this skirt during all seasons! Don't you just love pieces like that?!

  9. Loving the burgundy hues of your outfits! Great for transitioning into fall.


    Tamara -

  10. I love your skirt! Burgundy is one of my favourite colours for fall!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  11. You two are so cute!! I love your heels so much, the tie up detail is the cutest!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

    1. Thank you Brooke! They are some of my favorite shoes!!

  12. You guys look great! Such cute pictures! I love both versions of the fall colors that you are sporting! I actually love wearing maroon in the fall! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

  13. I love fall colors! Yay for cooler temps!!

    More to Mrs. E

  14. Ohh, you are such a beautiful and elegant couple! I love your style and fall looks.
    Have a wonderful week!

  15. I love the idea of this blog!! My husband and I are posting together this coming up Friday, and you two are just as fabulous!!

  16. These are definitely my favorite fall colors! <3 By the way, I am inlove with your shoes!

    Angelie // Rucy’s Vanity Mascara Review

  17. Really cute here, guys! I love how you're working in fall colors- cooler weather will definitely be here before we know it!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  18. You two are so adorable! Love both of your looks and the rich autumn hues!!

    xx, Elise

  19. awwww... you both look cute!
    thank you for sharing!
    instagram @grace_njio

  20. Your outfits are perfect! Love the skirt! Thanks for joining in on the Style File Link Up this week!


  21. You guys look so adorable! I love your skirt, it's so cute! Your lace up pumps is perfect as well!

    Jessica |

  22. The pics are so adorable, god bless!