How to Transition Your Wardrobe From Summer to Fall

Monday, August 26, 2013

Technically Autumn doesn't begin for another 4 weeks, but depending where you live, You may have already felt the weather cool off, and the daylight hours ween. I know you can feel pressured by retailers to start buying fall garments; almost every store I visit is over flowing with boots and coats. However, don't pack away your sundresses and sandals just yet! I have put together 5 ways to transition some of your summer garments into fall!

A denim jacket is a perfect transitional piece. Denim is primarily made from cotton, which makes it much more breathable, thus making it a great accoutrement to a sun dress. As the seasons change, the weather may stay warmer during the day, but drop quickly at night. Carrying a light denim jacket with you will prepare you for finicky weather patterns. 

Tights are thee go-to transitional accessory! They're thin, yet add extra warmth, so you can layer them with just about anything! My personal favorite way to wear tights is with shorts! I am not a big shorts fan by themselves, but I love wearing them in the fall with tights! You can virtually take any summer look and add tights to make it fall friendly!

Scarves are another accessory to help ease you into autumn. They go well with everything, but add an element of coziness to any ensemble! I like to pattern mix with scarves, printed dresses and tops!

Sweaters are kind of an obvious answer to this problem. Shoot I wear cardigans year round in LA! Instead of worrying about checking the weather everyday (unless you're anticipating snow), just make sure to have a sweater handy in your car or purse. I leave a sweater at work, because I am always freezing! And the rule of thumb for open toed shoes is that they're a go as long as it's over 65 degrees outside!

The last key transitional piece, is the boot. Damn, the boot is such a fabulous shoe. I love wearing boots with just about anything! Whether it's a frilly dress you wore to your cousins summer wedding, or your favorite pair of shorts, or just a relaxed pair of boyfriend jeans... put a boot with it!

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Ashleigh said...

So helpful! Thanks so much for writing. I'm never really sure how to transition things from summer to fall, and I love some of my summer pieces. I'm glad that I don't have to put them away!

Unknown said...

i love this post! i wouldn't have thought to add a more fall-looking scarf to a dress (such as the green dress with birds). i definitely need to try this!

Unknown said...

I can't wait to wear tights this Fall! :)

Unknown said...

Great post. Love all the outfits. The polka dot dress is my favorite.


Raineys Crochet said...

Ohh I do love all the accessories! I have been trying to get my wardrobe sorted for fall now for a week! I just love fall clothes! xx

Lauren @ Style Elixir said...

Great finds! Love (and need) them all. :)

Thank you for linking up with Style Sessions!

Lauren xx

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