Today marks the official day of Fall! While you may be excited to pull out your flannels and ankle-boots, if you’re from the Midwest, you know that we might not actually see any Fall weather until well into October. Pretty soon we’ll be getting into the routine of frigid mornings followed by sweltering afternoons. How are you supposed to dress for this?!
Good news is, you don’t have to start packing up those favorite summer staples just yet! There are many ways to extend the lifespan of your warm-weather pieces by paring them with your fall staples.
From your breeziest summer dresses to your favorite white tops, below I’ve listed some clever layering hacks to help you transition your wardrobe through this tricky season change!
Add a scarf: Using your accessories to add warmth and a touch of chic fall style is great on days that start out brisk and end muggy. If you have any summer dresses or tops you don’t want to give up just yet, adding a scarf is the perfect fall touch.
Start Wearing Fall Tones: As you begin to transition your wardrobe, start dabbling in fall's signature hues like burgundy, orange, rust and mustard yellow.
Stretch Out Sandal Season: Keep your toes exposed as long as you can! You can pair a great pair of jeans and lightweight sweater with sandals or open-toed boot to keep that summer vibe going just a little longer.
Keep Your Summer Dresses: The quickest way to turn your summer dresses into Fall essential is to throw a sweater on top! There are several ways to go about this:
- Put an oversized sweater on over a shorter dress so that only a small portion of the dress peeks out at the bottom.
- Knot the bottom of the seater or opt for a cropped sweater that hits at your waist, which is a good option for a dress with a fit & flair shape (fuller bottom).
- Keep classic and wear a summery dress underneath a cable-knit cardigan.
Wear Tights: Keep your legs warm with a pair of opaque tights so that you can keep wearing your favorite dress through the chilly months. Try wearing tights under dark shorts too to help all your bottoms span the seasons.
Keep Wearing White: Whoever says white doesn’t belong after Labor Day is seriously missing out. Give a crisp white shirt or white jeans fit a fall vibe by pairing it with warm autumnal colors like khaki or burgundy.