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When Autumn Came Early

When Autumn Came Early

Nicole Parise wearing sock booties on a cobblestone walkway in The Netherlands

For the second year in a row, August is here and I am still waiting for summer to finally arrive. The Netherlands has notoriously sporadic weather in the summer months, and this year was just as disappointingly wet and dreary as the previous. Despite the fact that summer should be in full swing, I can already feel myself shifting into fall mode and digging out my warmer socks and sweaters.  Perhaps there are still a few sunny days in store for us, but if there is one thing I have learned as a Dutch resident, it is to find those summer rays somewhere else.

Nicole Parise wearing a trendy fall blazer
Nicole Parise wearing a trendy fall outfit in the Netherlands

Today I am giving you my first pre-fall (but very much fall-inspired) outfit. It does not hurt that it rained all day, that the ground is scattered with golden leaves, or that I am wearing a woolen blazer that would look at home on a university campus. Back-to-school vibes, forest green layering pieces, and preppy silhouettes; all things I love, and look forward to styling in the late summer. These ultra-high-waisted pants from Current Air are my personal spin on this academic get-up, embodying true versatility by fitting both in casual and clean-cut outfits.

I certainly have a soft spot for early fall looks, but that will not stop me lamenting my lost summer! Hopefully, yours has been lovely and warm and you are ready to relax into the comforting transitional season that is autumn.

Nicole Parise wearing Current Air

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Top: Urban Outfitters (Similar)

Bottoms : Current Air

Blazer: Zara

Shoes: Zara (Similar)


  • August 14, 2017

    Nicole, i’m here for those high waist jeanS. The detail on the waist is For me. Enjoywhat’s left of August


  • Ray
    August 14, 2017

    This year’s summer was kind of brief, look the shoes.


  • Lauren
    August 14, 2017

    I really like the blazer. It lookS like somethiNg from zara. You styled your outfit well!

  • August 14, 2017

    Loved Your Outfit!! Your right about Summer, Here in Scotland I think we had a week of Summer it’s been very heavy rain most of summer I’m hoping When Autumn arrives the weather get’s better

  • August 14, 2017

    I love all of this together. Such cute pieces.

  • August 15, 2017

    Gorgeous fall pieces. Lovely details in the jacket sleeves! xoxo Cris


  • August 16, 2017

    I really love this low key look. It’s still too hot down here in Texas. i’m a little bit in love with the boots.

  • August 16, 2017

    What a bummer about the weather. Growing up in san francisco we had summers like that as well. you could go weeks without sunshine 🙁

  • September 13, 2017

    Wow, still waiting for summer to arrive? It’s becoming fall here (somewhat). Love the outfit! That blazer is beautiful

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