3 Ways To Transition Your Summer Wardrobe to Fall


Ahhh, it’s the time of year to start unboxing transition pieces and getting ready for cooler weather. What’s not to love about that? You’ve just begun putting away your flip flops and cut off jeans but what happens when you have to start layering and wearing closed toed shoes again?

Don’t fret if you’re not ready just yet. Chances are you have what you need right in your closet. By adding a few pieces to what you already have, you can transition very smoothly.

The easiest way to get your summer wardrobe ready for fall isn’t to throw them away, but to find new ways to incorporate them. Here are some of the simplest ways to stretch your wardrobe and make all your old favorites work until winter.

1. Keep your maxi dresses

Maxi dresses are simple, comfortable and efficient for those cool nights. You can refashion them by wearing them with long sleeves or adding a denim jacket for a more edgy look. The trick to wearing a maxi dress in the fall is to layer up. The end result is a beautiful fall casual outfit.

2. Ignore the Rules

One of the reasons women get discouraged about fashion during the fall is because of all the supposed “rules” that surround dressing in cooler weather. Whether it’s not wearing white after Labor Day, skipping tights with open-toed shoes, or even pairing black with navy, these silly rules severely limit the scope of your fall wardrobe. Feel free to wear whatever makes you happy or makes you feel good. Don’t spend too much time worrying about how others feel about your wardrobe, but that it makes you feel great, regardless of the rules.

3. Wear Boots

Boots are an autumn staple that can easily transform all of your summer outfits warmer and more functional. Pair a summer dress worn with knee-high boots and a leather jacket. Or, be daring and wear over-the-knee boots and a chunky sweater with a skirt for a “city look.” You can even buy booties on the cheap and wear them with your favorite skirt and cardigan combo. Boots are a functional item to stretch your wardrobe in the fall, so allocate some of your fall fashion budget on grabbing a couple of pairs in different heights.

Final Word

It would be really easy to just go out and buy new clothes for the fall, especially with so many tempting window displays and sales. But cooler weather doesn’t have to mean buying a completely new wardrobe. By adding darker colors and richer textures, your summer clothes get to stick around for another season while you save money to splurge on functional winter clothes like coats and jackets.

How do you transition your closet for fall?

I’m wearing:

Maxi Dress | Handbag (Similar HERE)| Necklace (Similar HERE) | Shades