Photography By Laura Clarke Photography
Transitioning your summer style to Fall can be quite frustrating but it doesn’t have to be. With the right hacks you can master the art of transitioning your summer wardrobe into the cozy weather of fall without the headache. Do not ditch your summer clothes just yet. It is called transitioning into fall for a reason. Mix and match! Below you can read 6 simple tips of how you can transition your summer style to fall that are always my go to to making a flawless transition.
Keep Your Maxi Dresses
Maxi dresses are here to stay. Maxi dresses are actually the last thing I eliminate from my summer wardrobe when I am transitioning into fall. The maxi dress gives a great balance to your style when the weather fluctuates between warm and cold. All you have to do when it gets a little colder is throw on a cozy cardigan or a leather jacket or even a blazer if you are at work. I love the one I am wearing from SheIn because of its beautiful floral print and also the amazing affordable price of $18 (Shop the dress by clicking here).
Layer It Up
Want to make your summer outfit functional for Fall? Layer it! I love layering because it allows you to create new ensembles. Summer can get a bit boring because your layering options are limited when the weather is hot, but come September you are exposed to wearing the same outfit over and over again but with different layering options. Layering your maxi dress for example is what makes it appropriate for fall, and there are some great choices out there right now that will help you put together the perfect Fall outfit.
Add Darker/Deeper Hues
Although I like to maintain colour in my life during fall and winter I do introduce colours to my wardrobe that are more earthy as fall enters into my everyday style. For example this maxi dress is perfect because the colours are bright yet the deep navy hue balances out the print to make it more appropriate for fall. Although other fashion blogs will tell you to put your neon brights away, I actually do not. I love wearing a hot pink top with an earthy toned cardigan on top. I say keep your neons just be smart with layering. If you continue to wear tops with bright colours you can add fall hues to the rest of your outfit like shoes, purse etc.
Add Tights or Skip them all together
When it comes to tight when you are transitioning to fall you have two choices. You either choose to wear them or you choose not to wear them. Usually I have two sets of rules for deciding which route I take. Usually, I add tights to dresses that look very summery, like a fun colorful pattern or design. By adding tights I create a good balance between my summer clothes and my fall look. In this case you would choose opaque tights. So when do you decide to not wear tights with your dress or skirt? When the material of the dress or skirt are thicker and more appropriate for fall I do not wear tights. The aim when you are transitioning your wardrobe to fall from summer is to create an outfit with the perfect balance of both summer and fall items.
These Sandals Were Meant for Walking
I love pairing fall pieces with sandals. It is the best way to have a smooth transition into fall and without going overboard with fall pieces when the weather is still warm. Pair a cozy sweater with jeans and a pair of sandals, or pair your maxi dress with sandals and layer it with a sweater to create the perfect transition to a fall look.
Keep your Wicker Basket Bag
Magazine articles will tell you that wicker basket bags have no place in your fall wardrobe, but I actually love pairing my earthy cozy fall outfits with my wicker bags. I say while the weather is still in warm zone keep the wicker basket bags. Also, if you have a cross-body straw bag even better! I find these are the perfect accessory for a fall outfit.
Make your own Rules
Honestly, there is no right way to transition to fall but I think these are some starter points you can start with in order to come up with your own transitioning routine. I always say wear what makes you feel comfortable and is weather appropriate.
What are your tips for transitioning your style to fall?