13 Tips for Transitioning Your Summer Clothes to Fall

13 Tips for Transitioning Your Summer Wardrobe to Fall

If you’ve been waiting for the weekend to reorganize your wardrobe and pack away all the summer clothes, hold off for a few more weeks. We don’t want you to pack away all your gorgeous summer dresses, sandals and bright skirts; instead, here are 13 ways to transform your fun summer wardrobe into a fully-functional fall line.

13 Ways to Transform Your Summer Clothes for the Fall

With these crafty tips, you can breeze through fall in your fabulous summer-to-fall outfits.

1. Tone Down Bright Colors

Your favorite bright green skirt can be a perfect fall outfit when paired with a gray tee and a neutral sweater.

2. Introduce Fall Colors

While you continue wearing your favorite summer clothes, slowly introduce fall hues of orange, rust and yellow in the form of scarves, sweaters or accessories.

3. Try the Khaki, White and Denim Combination

You won’t go wrong with the classic combination of a white shirt, a pair of jeans and a cropped khaki jacket.

4. Wrap Yourself in Scarves

The beginning of fall often has the perfect temperature settings — it is neither too cold nor too hot. This offers the perfect opportunity to pair a summer dress or an off-shoulder blouse with a chunky scarf for the right fall look.

5. You Can Still Wear Summer Dresses

Everyone loves a light and breezy summer dress and if you don’t have the heart to put your dresses away yet, you really don’t have to. Pair your summer dresses with opaque tights boots and a heavy sweater to get you through the colder months.

6. Switch Your Makeup

Revisit your makeup and swap out all the pastel nail colors for earthy or jewel tones like deep reds. The light lip gloss may also need to be replaced by darker tones like deep plum or candy apple red.

7. Don’t Forget Your Beach Totes

As long as your beach tote doesn’t have cliche summer patterns like seashells or flip-flops on it and comes in neutral shades including tans, blues and greens you can use it as your everyday go-to bag.

8. Wear Whites

Wearing white after Labor Day is no longer a fashion faux pax, so boldly continue sporting your favorite white blouses and crisp white skirts paired with fall colors.

9. Denim Skirts Are Still OK

Transition your denim skirts to fall by combining them with darker colored turtlenecks, boots and tights for the perfect fall ensemble.

10. Layer Slip Dresses With Neutral Tees

Fall marks the beginning of the layering season and you can easily get away with layering a floral slip dress over a basic white tee, for a casual fall outfit.

11. Mix Maxi Dresses With Leather Jackets

Look fall-ready by pairing a very summery maxi dress with a cool leather jacket, a hat and tights, if it gets chilly.

13 Tips for Transitioning Your Summer Wardrobe to Fall

12. Add a Statement Necklace

Turn a simple summer outfit into a dazzling fall outfit by adding a statement necklace, preferably in fall colors for the ultimate impact.

13. Add Blazers and Boots

While light cardigans and sandals are summer staples, you can update your summer outfits by pairing them with darker colored blazers and ankle boots. Taller boots can take over as it starts getting colder.


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