Summer is certainly dwindling before our very eyes, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to retire your favorite summer pieces. In fact, this is the perfect time to give yourself a sartorial challenge. Colder weather allows for layering, while requiring more covering up. You’re probably already purchasing the autumn necessities, as well as a few on-trend pieces. Instead of completely abandoning your warmer-weather favorites, use them to your advantage!
USE THESE PIECES TO HELP TRANSITION TO FALL!
1. The Summer Dress
How: With a cozy cardigan and tights
Try these: Feelin’ Knit Tights in Ocean, $22 from ModCloth; Black Aztec Print Cardigan, $74 from Miss Selfridge
Why It Works: We know you have a favorite dress, so why put it away once the temperatures drop? Even if the print is summery, with a little help from a warm sweater and tights, it won’t look it.
2. The Sandals
How: Add a pair of socks
Try these: Faded Pointelle 1937 Socks, $12.50 from Madewell
Why It Works: This pairing might be old news, but it’s easy and great for when you’re not yet ready to pull out your boots.
3. The White Pant
How: Wear with warm autumnal shades
Try this: Red Rose Print Sheer Kimono, $85 at Topshop
Why It Works: The old no-white-after-Labor-Day rule is so outdated! White is bright compared to autumn hues.
4. The Maxi Length
How: Wear with a pair of platform booties
Try this: Jeffrey Campbell ‘In Trouble’ in Bronze, $185 from Solestruck
Why It Works: It’s a great alternative to pants or tights, since your legs are still covered.
5. The Collared Shirt
How: Wear underneath a sweater
Try this: Knitted Cobalt Stitch Stripe Top, $72 at Topshop
Why It Works: This casual summer staple adds a new twist to any sweater, and layering up makes you warmer!
STILL STUMPED? TAKE A CUE FROM THESE STYLISH CHICTOPIANS!
(Clockwise from top left)
1. QuinBell wears a tank dress over a collared shirt – a two for one.
2. paledivision proves sheer maxis aren’t just for summer.
3. chichichicjb looks perfect in a maroon blazer and flared jeans.
4. fashionchalet is casual cool in a t-shirt, jeans and platform sandals.
WHAT SUMMER PIECES WILL YOU WEAR THIS AUTUMN? DO YOU HAVE ANY TRANSITIONING TIPS? TELL US!
Image via Styleby #3 on Fashion Gone Rogue