Summer is quickly coming to a close and I really can’t believe how fast summer is flying by. Come August, we start to think about transition pieces for our wardrobe. Things to add that can help extend your summer clothes and help deal with the soon-to-be weird weather. That dreaded mix of hot and cool. And also the urge to start wearing your fall pieces but not sweat your ass off either. It’s a tricky time and personally, my least favorite thing to deal with when it comes to getting dressed.
Summer is the easiest season to dress for in my opinion. Just minimal clothing, easy dresses, shorts and tanks. It doesn’t get any easier. Winter, I despise. But that’s because I hate layers. Then fall and spring are just that time that you can’t really get it quite right. Transition pieces help to bridge that weird gap for this time of year.
Best Summer To Fall Transition Tips
My best summer to fall dressing tips to ease into the new season, is to choose good transition pieces. Transition pieces don’t have to be heavy fall items. They’re just there to help you extend your summer outfits into those cooler nights without totally switching over your closet. It’s easy to do and only requires a few pieces that you can style now and well into fall and winter.
Blazers, Cardigans & More
I think this is the easiest trick in the book and they make a statement. Take today’s outfit of just jeans and tank (or even swap the jeans for shorts!) and the addition of this statement blazer makes it the ultimate transition item. One that you’ll wear over and over again. It’s light enough to wear now honestly at night with shorts. But will be perfect come September with so much of your wardrobe. The same goes for a great cardigan!
Add Richer Hues
Adding richer fall palette hues to your wardrobe will help you feel like you’re getting ready for the next season. This deep mustard color is a great summer color but also works well for a transitional color. Think about deep greens, burgundy and browns. They can feel summery by pairing with white or light denim but can help transition you into the next season with ease.
Consider The Weather
If you’re in a climate that nosedives straight into fall, you can do the same with your closet. You can skip over the song and dance we do with light layers and wear shorts with booties to help combat the mixed messages we get from the weather app. But not all of us have that pleasure. Many of us are living in areas that have longer summers, and warm fall days and that will definitely affect how you pick and choose these swaps. So keep the weather in mind. No one is expecting you to wear a knit turtleneck if it’s still warm out. Ease into it with effortless swaps!
Booties Are A Must
A simple bootie instead of your go-to sandal, will take all of your summer looks into the next season with ease. Add a pretty bootie to all your summer dresses to easily transition them from summer to fall for an easy outfit idea. Or pair them with your jean shorts and a printed top for those early fall days that are still warm. You’ll then wear them all fall and winter making them some of your most worn shoes in your closet. Another good option is a white bootie. These white combat boots are fun for transitioning from summer to fall.
Embrace Your White Jeans
While you may have worn your white jeans a few times this summer, but not as often since hello, it’s hot out, now’s a good time! These are great to pull from the above list and pair it with white jeans. And yes, you can wear white denim after Labor Day, there are no rules anymore (okay maybe some, like these). Your white jeans will help you transition your outfits from summer to fall by easing into all things fall.
Swap Your Fabrics
Instead of reaching for your linens and eyelet pieces, now is the time to swap out your go-to fabrics to transition into fall. Even when you think about your shoes. Instead of a leather sandal, you can reach for your suede ones like I’m wearing today. These sandals are not only in a suede fabric, but a more fall hue too. Yet it’s an open toed sandal so it’s a great transition item embracing fall hues and fabrics.
If you live in a warmer climate, you can also check out my tips on how to dress for fall when it’s still warm out.
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