Transitioning Your Summer Wardrobe to Fall


Kat looking forward holding a pumpkin with a funny face on itIt’s almost that time of year again; time to jump into a big pile of colored leaves! The mornings will soon be too brisk for your bare arms to handle without another layer. September means fall, and with the season change we often find ourselves perplexed at what to wear when our everyday wardrobe has consisted of bathing suits, summer dresses, and summer skirts during the hot summer months.

Transitioning your summer clothes to a fall wardrobe can be tricky, but thankfully you don’t need to go out and purchase a whole new wardrobe for the upcoming season. Here are THREE easy suggestions for transitioning your summer wardrobe to fall!Fall Look: Bathing Suit Cover Up Plus Tank and Jeans

Transition #1: Repurpose Your Summer Bathing Suit Cover-up for Fall Wardrobe Fashion

If you are someone who enjoys floating along rivers in the haze of summer, don’t put away your swimsuit cover up just yet. Its draping effect draws attention to your leg line and lengthens your frame. While it keeps you covered in the summer, it can also be your go-to piece in the fall! Just pair it with a tee and a pair of dark-washed jeans, and you’ll have an instant stylish fall transitional outfit.

Fall Look: Summer Dress With Jean Jacket

Transition #2: Add A Little Jean Jacket To Your Flirty Summer Dress

Flirty summertime dress? Whip out that old jean jacket, button it up all the way, and stay warm and sleek all autumn long. Pumpkin patches? Apple cider? Prancing about in autumn leaves? Yes, please! Only you will do it in effortless style with this new addition to your fall wardrobe. The buttoned-up jean jacket serves as a makeshift chambray in a pinch and also provides a bit of warmth and structure for a timeless fall outfit.

Fall Look: Summer Skirt + Chunky Sweater

Transition #3: Chunky Sweater Over Your Summer Skirt

When summer nights get colder, I gaze into my collection of pleated skirts and lament the fact I only got to wear them but a few times in the surprisingly sticky heat of the Portland summer. Fortunately, not all is lost. If you have a favorite summertime skirt you feel just didn’t get enough wear this summer, fret not. Whether it be a fun pleat or a colorful print, every skirt will work with this ensemble. Simply pair your skirt with a sweater that hits right at your hips or a little above, and you may just be able to wear this colorful skirt in your fall wardrobe all the way into Thanksgiving!

Don’t Leave Those Summertime Gems Behind

So many of our favorite summer-look pieces can seamlessly integrate into our fall wardrobe with the right accompanying piece. All it takes is a little matchmaking creativity with your summer clothes, and you can save yourself the hassle of shopping all over again this autumn!

This article was originally published on Sept 18, 2019.


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