Fall is a magical season filled with pumpkin spiced lattes, new episodes of favorite TV shows, and in most parts of the country, the cooling temperatures that are perfect for boots, scarves and jackets. While fall signals the end of swimsuit season, it doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your favorite summer threads. By layering and accessorizing, you can transition summery clothes into fall fashions.
The sundress is synonymous with summer fashion, but it’s a piece just as perfect for fall. Add a leather jacket, cardigan or blazer and swap the flip flops for a pair of ankle boots. Fall’s the time to accessorize dresses with belts, statement necklaces and lots of bangle bracelets. Play with fall colors: 70s style blues, oranges and purples are in.
A solid-print maxi is a versatile skirt you can wear all-year long. On warmer days, wear the skirt high on the waist and tuck a fitted, light-weight, patterned cardigan into the skirt. When the air is crisper, let a solid-color, heavy sweater hang loosely over the skirt. Accessorize the warmer sweater with an infinity scarf.
Make your mini skirt cozy for fall. Pair it with a chunky knit sweater and knee-high riding boots. If the weather is too cold for bare legs, opt for tights or leggings. Both options look best with hemlines that hit above the knee.
Shorts and Tops
With the addition of black, opaque tights, even shorts have a place in fall fashion. For an office-friendly outfit, combine black shorts, black tights and a button-up blouse for a winning combination. Add a boyfriend blazer for extra warmth.
Cool, summery tops warm up with layers. Play with fun vests, sweaters, jackets and blazers to fight the chill. Take a cue from New York Fashion Week, and make a statement with fur; it doesn’t have to be real. Faux is fashionable, too. Consider a fur-trimmed jacket, fur scarf or stole to highlight this trend.