My obsession with dresses and skirts doesn’t waver just because the temperature drops. This means I’m constantly searching for Fall and Winter dresses with heavier fabrics and deeper colors.

Midi dresses in light denim and corduroy fabrics dominate my dress selection in the cooler seasons. This one from Urban Outfitters is perfect for chilly October days.

This dress works for a Southern California October. But once November and December roll around, it will probably need to be layered with either a graphic tee underneath or a jacket on top for added warmth.

For the graphic tee route, I would go with black and white. As for jackets, black leather and faux fur would complement the look well.

I finished off this look with simple black accessories. The black/brown buttons on this dress give me the option of pulling out either color with accessories (black is always my go-to).

Emerald is one of my favorite colors for Fall (and every other season). It goes so well with black and adds subtle character to a dark outfit. I’m on the lookout for sweaters and other Fall/Winter pieces in similar colors so if any of you know of any, feel free to link them in the comments!

Thanks so much for reading and I look forward to having you back!

Warmly,

Nikki