By choosing fall colors or classic fall patterns/prints (such as plaid) for your pumpkin patch photos, you can achieve a sense of the chilly season while sticking to your usual styles of clothing. For example - try a plaid duster vest to add some fall flair. Try to focus on richer and deeper colors for fall wardrobe palettes. Many brands have a mix for fall of cold weather + hot weather places to cover both climates - so reconsider some classic options. Try a rust basic tee or tank, or some olive green jean shorts, mixed with a plaid accent piece? You've achieved fall without breaking a sweat.
Focus on fabrics + silhouettes
When you flip your clothing inside out and find the tag with the care instructions, you can also always find fabric content there too. Its worth learning what fabrics you feel most comfortable in when it comes to hot weather and breathability. I would recommend looking into cotton or cotton blend pieces for a good starting point, and recommend avoiding heavier weight fabrics that might feel too suffocating for higher temp. degree days. Another strong fabric choice? Chambray! I cannot get enough pieces of that blue lightweight fabric.
Focus on your footwear
For an important update while transitioning your wardrobe between summer and fall, I implore you to consider shoe choice. Simply swapping in your favorite sandals for a pair of short lil' booties instantly changes the vibe of your outfit and lends itself more to a fall spirit than a summer one. Other good choices to swap in there without confining yourself to knee high boots? Try slide on shoes! Super trendy and popular, yet so comfortable you repeatedly question why you haven't worn them before.
Focus on adapting trends for hot weather
Being in the South, California, Texas, or *wherever* it stays too hot, one knows it does not "cool down at night," and during the day generally leaves you dying for a room with blasting cold air and a tall glass of ice cold water. This weather just does not allow you to explore every fall trend right when pumpkin spice season starts, at least not in the typical ways. You can, and should, interpret trends to suit your style and your location. Find ways to translate key items into a working option for your usual day-to-day life running errands and going to work. For example, if you're dying of the heat where you live, perhaps opt for animal prints instead of faux fur accent pieces to achieve the wildly glam look. Another alternative for a popular trend of rocking leather in fall would be going more lightweight with your clothing and achieving the leather look with your handbag instead.