Style Secrets That’ll Take Your Summer Wardrobe Into Fall

posted: 08/16/16
by: Katie Morton

Autumn is right around the corner! It's time to prepare your wardrobe for the cooler days of falling leaves, football tailgates, and pumpkin picking. The good news is that much of what worked for you in the summer can carry you into the next season. Read on for easy hacks to take your favorite summer fashions into the fall.

1. Repurpose Summer Staples

You can still wear those summer favorites; you just may need to add a few layers. A crisp, white button-down works well under a summer sheath dress. If that seems too stuffy, then trend reports say that t-shirts under spaghetti straps are making a comeback.

A black, leather biker jacket and booties convert a sweet summer sundress to a fashion-forward fall favorite. Mix and match casual summer pieces with your more structured fall staples to extend your wardrobe well into October.

2. Accessories Add Edge

Top designers know that the right accessories change the look of any outfit in a snap. Summer's lighter fabrics and warmer weather call for lighter accessories to match, such as featherweight pendants and delicate earrings.

Fall's heavier fabrics and muted colors stand up to chunkier necklaces and more substantial earrings. Ear jackets are HOT right now--check out these fun options from Stella & Dot.

3. Swap Out Your Summer Shoes

Unless your home is coastal adjacent, then fall is the time to retire those well-loved flip-flops. While it's sad to say goodbye to beach weather, fall shoes are so adorable you won't mind much.

What's hot right now? Check out chunky stacked heels and peep-toe booties. Jet leather or saddle-hued suede both work dressed up or with jeans. Bonus: these open-toed stunners still let your summer pedi peek out.

4. Layer for Warmth

Come harvest season, warm, sun-soaked days give way to nippy nights. Be prepared by donning a flowing cardigan, lightweight jacket, and knee-high boots.

Classic Hunter boots are a fall favorite for a reason. They look adorable with jeans or a sundress AND stand up to rain or mud. Pair with fleece boot socks for warm, dry feet.

5. Colorful Legwear Is Your Fall Fashion Friend

Extend the wear of your favorite summer dress with the addition of seasonally appropriate tights. Just pair tights with your dress and you're cute, comfy, and dressed for the season. Graphic tights add a pop of fall color and edge to a solid-colored dress.

Summer's almost over, but that doesn't mean you need to pack up your favorite summer fashions until next year. With our pro style hacks, you'll be seasonally appropriate and on-trend this fall. Bring on the cider and the hay rides!