How to Transition Your Wardrobe from Summer to Fall

The temperatures may be dropping but you are not ready to give up on your summer wardrobe.

This is a dilemma for many people.

Here we are hanging out in our shorts and t-shirts and we consult the weather to decide what to wear the next day only to find it will be plunging 10 degrees! So now, what? It is time for pants and sweaters?

If you are having trouble making the painful transition from summer to fall, here are some tips that will get you through.

Add Layers


Okay, so the temperatures are dropping. Yet, you can’t face the thought of trading your easy to wear shorts looks for skinny jeans that will take hours to get into.

The answer? Add layers!

Tights can be worn under skirts and shorts. Sweaters and flannels can be worn over t-shirts. You can even add cardigans and jackets when it starts to get really chilly.

And when it comes to tops, you don’t only need to think about layering over. You can think about layering under too. Tight jerseys look great under tank tops, slip dresses and even t-shirts.

Invest in a Pair of Boots


You really can’t get through fall without a few good pairs of boots. When you feel that chill in the air, bust out boots early.

You can add boots to summery looks to give them more of a fall feel. They will also cover your feet to provide warmth against the chilly air.

Work in Darker Colors


You will definitely look more fall appropriate if you wear autumn hues. Rusts, browns, mustard yellows, emerald greens and other jewel tones and neutrals are synonymous with the season.

But that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your pastels. Mix it up instead.

For instance, a lavender sundress can look completely cold weather ready if you add a mustard purse, some heavy leather jewelry and a rugged pair of boots.

Ignore the Rules


It’s past Labor Day. So does that mean you automatically have to throw away your summer whites? Heck no!

If saying goodbye to summer whites is making you cry, why be miserable? Instead, wear your summer tones loud and proud. Mix up sandals with long pants to get a look you are happy with.

Keep Your Maxi Dresses


Maxi dresses are another look you don’t have to abandon in the fall. The nice thing about them is they will go with a long-sleeved top to make a gypsy type of look that will work well in the fall season. Think about adding knit sweaters, belted blazers or gauzy button fronts to complete your outfits.

Invest in a Statement Jacket


Like it or not, it will get colder and now is as good a time as any to find a great fall jacket. It will also be the perfect throw on item when the air gets a chill.

Instead of spending a ton of money on jackets that will go out of style, think of buying one that goes with a variety of looks. Here are some to consider:

·        A military cargo jacket that will look great with skinny jeans and boots.

·        A motorcycle jacket that will make the perfect complement for a summer dress and boots.

·        A well-cut blazer that you can wear over just about everything.

·        A classic trench coat that is extremely versatile and protects you from inclement weather.

The fall may be coming but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to summer looks. These tips will help you transition your wardrobe painlessly and seamlessly. What updates will you be making? 

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