Easily Transition Your Summer Dresses to Fall Favorites in Two Easy Steps
I’m sure a lot of you all can relate to this predicament of stocking up on (way too many) cute summer pieces, only to run out of summer days before you can put all your purchases to good use. But I’m here to tell you that all is not lost, my friends! At least that’s the case if you live in the south where fall temps don’t really set in until late October/early November. Mixing patterns and textures, as well as feminine and masculine pieces has never been a hotter trend, which makes it such a no brainer to take some of your frilly summer dresses, rompers, and jumpsuits right into fall by adding a couple elements that you probably already have in your closet: a pair of boots and a cute jacket.
I (and many others) use this little trick quite often, so this is not exactly breaking news or anything, but sometimes I think we get so excited to run out any buy alllll the chunky sweaters and new jeans at the first whisper of fall fashion, we forget that we can really have a lot of fun with what we already have right in our closet.
This dress I’m wearing in the pics above was purchased for an event, but I ended up wearing something else so I brought it along to wear on vacay. However, seeing as I overpacked (typical), I never got to wear it then either. #WhoopsieDaisy! But now all I have to do is add a denim or leather jacket, a pair of booties, and I have myself a cute little fall transition look;) Winner winner, chicken dinner! And if you’re into hats (like me, clearly) you can take the look one step further into fall with a wool or felt hat.
Over the knee boots work well for transitioning summer dresses into fall as well. And as far as my jacket goes, I actually think this dress would look even cuter with a black leather jacket, but it’s still wayyyyyy too hot for that in South Carolina, so I went with the denim.
If you’re trying to transition a summer jumpsuit, I recommend pairing it with either booties, or a cute pair of mules like these, and of course a denim, leather, or suede jacket. And don’t be afraid to pair feminine floral patterns with a leather or suede moto jacket.
If you have a plethora of rompers (like me) that you want to get more use out of in the fall, many romper styles work especially well with blazers (like this one), in addition to moto jackets or denim jackets. So really, the world (errr your closet?) is your oyster here. So have fun with it, rather than feeling like you need to rush into buying any proper fall gear (even though I know it’s super tempting;)), but save your pennies yall!
What’s your favorite fall transition staple?