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Updated: Apr 8

Your Guide to Adjusting Your Wardrobe from Summer to Fall

Fall foliage in Summers County

As the air turns crisper and the leaves begin to paint the world in warm hues, it's time to embrace the beauty of autumn and adjust your wardrobe accordingly. Transitioning with style from the laid-back days of summer to the cozy and fashionable realm of fall can be both exciting and challenging. But don't worry! With a few simple adjustments, you can effortlessly blend style and comfort, ensuring you're ready to conquer the changing seasons with confidence. Welcome to Otter & Oak's ultimate guide to transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall!

cheerleaders model fall wardrobe

Embrace Layering

As the temperature fluctuates between the sunlit days and cooler evenings, layering becomes your best friend. Start with lightweight pieces like a versatile camisole or a short-sleeved tee as your base. Layer on a cozy cardigan or a stylish denim jacket. This not only adds dimension to your outfit but also keeps you comfortable throughout the day. Opt for earthy tones such as rust, olive, and mustard to embrace the fall color palette.

model in sweater, jeans and boots

Play with Textures

Fall is all about tactile experiences, so incorporate rich textures into your wardrobe. Swap out your lightweight summer fabrics for thicker options like corduroy, knit, and suede. A chunky knit sweater paired with your favorite jeans and ankle boots creates a quintessential fall look that exudes warmth and style.

Swap Sandals for Boots

Bid adieu to your beloved summer sandals and welcome ankle boots and booties into your shoe collection. These footwear options are not only fashionable but also practical for navigating the unpredictable fall weather. Pair them with skirts, dresses, or your go-to jeans for an instant style upgrade.

Invest in Transitional Outerwear

A well-chosen outer layer can make a statement while keeping you cozy. Consider investing in a cozy vest or a lightweight jacket. These pieces work well with both summer and fall outfits, effortlessly transitioning your look as the temperature drops. Don't forget to add a versatile scarf for a pop of color and added warmth.

Earthy Color Palatte

Transitioning to fall calls for a shift in color choices. While summer embraces vibrant shades, fall welcomes earthy tones that mirror the changing landscape. Incorporate warm browns, deep oranges, and forest greens into your outfits. These colors not only align with the season but also add a touch of sophistication to your look.

otter jewelry and dress

Accessorize Wisely

Accessories have the power to transform an outfit, so choose them thoughtfully. Opt for statement pieces like a colorful necklace or a leather belt to add intrigue to your ensemble. As the days get shorter, consider swapping your dainty summer jewelry for bolder, cozier pieces that resonate with the season.

This seasonal change is a wonderful opportunity to revamp your wardrobe and experiment with new styles. By embracing layering, incorporating textures, and playing with autumnal colors, you can seamlessly adjust your clothing choices to reflect the changing season. Remember, fashion is about expressing yourself, so have fun mixing and matching your favorite pieces to create looks that make you feel confident and comfortable. With Otter & Oak's fall fashion selections, you're well-equipped to navigate the fashion landscape as you step into fall.

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Otter & Oak's Christmas in July Sale signs
Thanks for shopping the sale!

We couldn't help but get into the holiday mood a little early this year with our much-anticipated Christmas in July Sale. We're so glad that you were able to help us celebrate! Thank you for helping us spread holiday cheer by shopping at Otter & Oak during the sale.

At Otter & Oak, we thought that holiday joy shouldn't be limited to one time of year. Five years ago, we came up with the idea of a Christmas in July Sale because we wanted to share the love of the holidays in the summertime too!

This sale is a chance to show our appreciation by offering great deals to our loyal customers. You are what keeps our business going. Your support has been the key to our growth and success. We feel very lucky to be a part of the Hinton community, whether it's the holidays or the middle of summer. We worked hard to make sure that this sale was more than just savings and special offers - we wanted to offer the best products as well as excellent customer service.

During the Christmas in July Sale, we saw how excited and friendly everyone was. We appreciate the posts on social media, the messages of thanks, and the real excitement you showed for the sale and for the other local events happening in Hinton.

Otter and Oak's Otter Dollars
Otter Dollars

The savings continue when you cash in your Otter Dollars between August 1 and August 14 for $30 off your $75 purchase when you shop online!

Mark your calendar for our next big sale, our annual Holiday Sales Spectacular with 5 weeks of discount starting November 20. In the meantime, keep an eye out for our weekly flash sales.

Lots of love and thanks,

The Team of Otter and Oak

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Even though it's summer and the sun is shining, it's never too early to start planning for school and the holidays. Going to Otter & Oak’s "Christmas in July" sale is a great way to get ahead and get the most out of your shopping. This one-of-a-kind event is a great way to get great deals on back-to-school items and get a jump on your Christmas shopping. In this blog post, we'll show you how to get ready for this exciting sale. This will help you save the most money possible and make shopping a breeze.

Summertime Santa and presents
Christmas in July Sale

Make a Shopping List:

Before you go to the Christmas in July Sale, take some time to make a full list of what you want to buy. Put back-to-school items on one side and Christmas gift ideas on the other. Include things like clothes needed by each family member, and who is on your holiday gift list. Write down the names of the people you want to buy gifts for at Christmas, along with any specific thoughts you have.

Find out and make plans:

Learn more about what we have to offer. Check our website, and peruse the categories. We also find special deals and purchase more inventory so we can pass the savings on to you during this annual sale, so some items will not be listed until the sale starts. (Hint: website subscribers often get invited to an exclusive pre-sale. Sign up today!)

Mark your calendar so you don’t miss the sale. Planning ahead will help you get through the sale faster and make sure you don't miss any good deals.

Set a Budget:

It's important to make a budget so you don't spend too much. Figure out how much you can spend on both back-to-school supplies and Christmas presents. Having a clear price in mind will help you decide what to buy first and help you make smart choices during the sale.

Otter and Oak ladies clothes section

Compare Prices:

If you want to get the most out of the Christmas in July Sale, it's best to compare prices first. Check with other stores or online sites to see what the prices are usually like for the things you want to buy. This way, you can figure out if the sale prices are really good deals and make smart decisions about what to buy.

Arrive Early and Stay Organized:

If you want to avoid the crowds and get the best deals, plan to get to the sale early. This will give you more time and choices to check out what the store has to offer. Keep your shopping list with you and stay in order as you shop. Cross things off as you find them.

Enjoy the Experience:

Don't forget that shopping during the Christmas in July Sale is about more than just getting great deals. It's also about having fun. Take the time to enjoy the store's fun atmosphere, talk to the staff, and look at all the different things. Enjoy the excitement of getting ready for the new school year and the holiday season while making the most of your savings.

With a little planning and an eye for great deals, Otter & Oak’s Christmas in July sale can be a great way to get ahead on back-to-school shopping and make progress on your Christmas gift list. By making a plan, setting a budget, doing research on the sale, and staying organized, you can save the most money and have a good shopping trip. Embrace the holiday mood and revel in the fun!

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