Transition Pieces For Fall

I’m not going to lie; the transition from Summer into Fall is an exciting one. They call August the dog days of Summer because of how humid and sticky it can get. However, in between those horribly hot days, a few cooler ones sneak in and remind me of the coming Fall, and I get a little thrill at the prospect of trees changing colors and breaking out some warmer clothes. The temperature can change throughout the day, and mornings can often look different than afternoons. It begs the question of what to wear throughout the day. Layers are essential for cooler weather but not really needed for warmer afternoons. Here are some exceptional items that are easy to transition from cold mornings to warmer afternoons.

I think a simple jacket like the fleece outdoor jacket from H&M is a great option. It’s great to throw on over a tank top for that morning yoga session and easy to wrap around your waist once it gets warmer later in the day when you’re running errands. It comes in a faded black color that would go with almost anything you’re wearing.

Ankle-length yoga tights are another great item that transfers well into Fall. I personally like wearing ankle-length tights all year round; I don’t mind suffering through the heat because I think they are a little more flattering on me. If you wear a more breathable pair like the stealth mesh 7/8 tight from Athleta helps with the summer heat or hot yoga class, and will also keep your legs warm enough during the colder Fall months. They are a little pricey, but the gray pair is on sale! I also saw a really great pair of mesh leggings from Old Navy for a budget-friendly option.

An open cardigan is also a great layering piece. I saw my aunt wearing one on vacation one morning this summer and thought it was so cute and practical. She said it was from Eddie Bauer which I don’t initially think of for Athletic clothing but, after a quick perusal of their website, they have some great stuff! I couldn’t find her exact one, but the Summit Wrap would be great to throw on and layer over your workout clothes for breakfast with friends!

Fall can be an awkward time for clothes because of how cool it can be in the mornings while warmer in the afternoon. It makes it hard to know what to wear but also hard to know what to buy because eventually, Fall will just be cold. You don’t want to buy something that won’t take you through the end of Summer and end of Fall. The above pieces will do just that. You could even throw on some knee-length boots for some added warmth over the yoga leggings. The key is just to make sure you feel competent and confident in what you’re wearing. I love the end of Summer shopping deals because I think you can sometimes get some of the best deals on those layering pieces. What do you wear that takes you from Summer into the colder months of the year?

Ubud, Bali: The Ultimate Yoga Destination

Ubud, Bali, is more than just a place that you see on your favorite yoga or travel Instagram. The beauty and the energy of Bali cannot be captured by a phone or camera alone, and it is a destination that needs to be traveled to be truly experienced. It is the ultimate yoga destination and a perfect vacation for those who want to be able to be enveloped in religious culture with easy access to beautiful yoga studios and yoga teachers from all over the world. The other appeal to Ubud is the amazing restaurants and cafes on every street, and the access to the incredible food to fuel you after long days of practicing and exploring the area. 

The most well-known and biggest yoga studio in Ubud is Yoga Barn, which was founded in the spirit of sharing yoga and healing modalities to people from all over the world who are drawn to Bali for its beauty and culture. The center has six different studios, a guesthouse on site, a restaurant, juice bar, and a healing center. They offer massage, colonics, ayurvedic treatments, and other modalities of healing to those coming to the island for these services. The Yoga Barn is really a one-stop shop when in Bali. In this beautiful place, you can find: 

  • Yoga
  • Workshops for a variety of things you might be interested in 
  • Healing sessions
  • Meditations
  • Nourishing food
  • And good vibes all around

It can be easy to only come to the Yoga Barn and spend all your days learning from the experienced teachers, trying everything on Kafe’s menu, and striking up conversations with interesting people from all over the world. While I definitely recommend going to the Yoga Barn and taking some classes there, also explore the other studios in Ubud such as Radiantly Alive and Intuitive Flow