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Transitioning Your Summer Wardrobe into Fall

Woman in thick yellow coat outside

It can be difficult to dress during a seasonal transition, not knowing exactly what weather is in store especially as we change from summer into autumn.  Here in Texas the weather can swing dramatically during the course of one day.  The primary rules to remember are double-duty and layers.

  • Almost all your summer tops and dresses can transition the seasons with the addition of a top layer.  A neutral cardigan or a jewel-toned blazer can really change the whole look of your summer outfit.  Cropped sweaters pull off the layering perfectly.
  • Depending on how fast your region is transitioning, a pair of tights can help cover your legs and keep them warm.  You don’t have to go opaque black if that’s a little too drastic.  Try a fun pattern or a sheer pair at first.
  • Adding something in a jewel tone can make your summer outfit more fall-appropriate.  A chambray shirtdress can look cute in the summer with flipflops, but still looks great in the fall with a cranberry or emerald vest.
  • Sometimes sundresses can even be turned into jumpers by wearing a thin but long-sleeve shirt underneath.
  • Ankle boots are a great transition piece.  They can be worn with skirts, dresses, jeans, or leggings, and certainly make the grade more so than knee-high boots when it’s still somewhat warm.
  • Scarves are an excellent way to add a layer of warmth to a warm-weather outfit, and to make the short sleeve top a little less summery.  Whether you choose a thick fall weave or just a pretty deep blue, you can transition that sleeveless sheath easily.

There is no need to replace everything in your closet every time the temperature changes, adding a new piece or two can do the trick when properly paired!

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