Technically it is still summer, though when September 1st hits many of us are itching for fall. So how do you dress for fall when it’s still hot out? Here are a few ideas to create summer to fall transitional outfits.
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Throw on a blouse
Flowy blouses are my go-to for this time of year. They still provide a breezy summer feel (especially if they are a natural fiber like cotton) but the longer sleeves make it feel more fall. They also layer well. Toss a blazer or jacket over a blouse for a chilly office or a night out.
Add accessories and layers to make summer clothes more fall
If you don’t want to give up your favorite summer dresses yet, add in fall accessories. Choose a darker toned bag, layer on gold jewelry, and switch out your sandals for mules, or this year’s trend, clogs.
When the temperature drops (or if your office loves running the A/C) add a utility jacket or your favorite cozy cardigan.
As much as I love pastels, this year I’ve been drawn to jewel tones for fall. Rich reds, emerald green, and eggplant tones are all perfect for transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall. You can start small with an item of jewelry, or go bold with a jewel toned dress or pair of pants.
Faux leather is trendy this year, but is also a classic. Grab a faux leather accessory for now – I’m eyeing this headband, then break out the faux leather leggings and pants once it gets a little cooler.
Don’t forget your makeup
In summer the focus tends to be on glowy bronzed skin and makeup. Many of us opt for lighter makeup during this time as well to minimize meltdowns in the hotter temperatures. Fall is such a great time to have fun and be playful with your makeup. Start now by transitioning from your summer bronze tones to cooler fall shades like mauves and dusty rose tones. I’ve really been loving this lipstick lately (shade Berry-more). Its definitely a fall shade but light and comfortable to wear now!
What are your favorite ways to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall?