Is it Fall Yet? Lessons in Transitional Dressing from This Week's Red Carpets

As celebs like Lily James and Emily Ratajkowski demonstrate, it's all about dark hues and autumnal fabrics.
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As celebs like Lily James and Emily Ratajkowski demonstrate, it's all about dark hues and autumnal fabrics.
Emily Ratajkowski in Atea Oceanie. Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

Emily Ratajkowski in Atea Oceanie. Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

What do you do when fall collections are hitting stores and you're ready to embrace a new season, but it's still hot and humid outside? That's a problem we'll all be trying to solve come New York Fashion Week next month, but luckily, celebrities are already addressing it on the red carpet.

One option is to go with a hot weather-appropriate silhouette in a darker hue — like Lily James did in a black Dior skirt — paired with a matching strappy tank; or take inspiration from Holland Roden, who chose a lacy Self-Portrait dress in a deep maroon color. Emily Ratajkowski made a strapless crop top and culottes feel fall-ready thanks to their dark green shade.

Another transitional dressing technique is to use a traditionally fall-appropriate fabric (like suede) in a summery shape, as Ratajkowski did with her Atea Oceanie skirt. Or, cover something up while leaving something else exposed: Patricia Clarkson opted for this trick in a turtleneck Naeem Khan dress, and Kristen Stewart followed suit in a long-sleeved Zuhair Murad romper.

See it all in the gallery below.