While it may feel too early for cashmere and coats, here are three tips from TODAY's style editor Bobbie Thomas to help you wear fall's hottest trends now.
Get bolder with beauty
After a carefree summer, it's time to be bolder with beauty. Designers were in the mood to paint fall runways red, and the fiery hue emerged a hot trend from head to toe. A deep ruby lipstick or cabernet-colored nail polish will instantly move your summer wardrobe forward. Shades of indigo and grey are also en vogue, with gunmetal and charcoal being a top choice for tastemakers. And spritz on a rich or spicy scent, as nothing puts you in the mood faster than a fragrance. (Ultimate Matte Lip Colour $24, BeccaCosmetics.com; Wet N Wild Fergie Lip Color, $3.79, CVS.com; Fall 2014 Nail Polishes $9, Zoya.com and Chanel.com)
Although plaid may seem like an annual autumn trend, this season will be overflowing with the posh pattern. From traditional color ways to more vibrant interpretations, the print will be a staple trend moving into winter. And a little can go a long way right now, so consider a scarf or wrap. The easy add-on accessories will make a striking statement, and they can update your everyday T-shirt and jeans or go-to work look with an on-trend pop. (Twilight Scarf $36, Bcbgeneration.com; Plaid Tote $44, Lulus.com; Reversible Wraps $17.97 - $34.97, c21stores.com; Infinity Scarf $20 - $32, Bijuju.com)
Slip on some suede
'Tis the season for luxe texture, and the plush textile is making a big comeback thanks to retro looks on the rise. Suede itself seems to just scream "fall," and it's the perfect time to accessorize with a slouchy hobo, fringe handbag, chic flats, pumps or boots. (Suede Footwear $12.95 & up, HM.com; Suede Handbags $39 & up, UrbanOutfitters.com; Unisa over-the-knee boots $49.95, dsw.com $49.95)
Our resident style editor and author of "The Power of Style," Bobbie Thomas shares the buzz about beauty, fashion, and more here on TODAY and at Bobbie.com. Consider her your go-to girlfriend, style MacGuyver, and wikipedia for women who you've seen in her underwear. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.