How to Transition Summer Pieces Into Fall

At the start of a new season it can be tempting to completely start fresh and forget about your clothes from the previous season. I know when the temperature starts to shift and seasons change I can often feel like I have nothing to wear. While buying new clothes in preparation for the new season can be fun and sometimes necessary, there are ways to incorporate trends and staples from the previous season.

To encourage utilizing what you already have I am sharing 3 classic summer pieces you can mix with your fall wardrobe as we transition into fall.

White Dress

I know that white after Labor Day is a bit of a debated topic. I recently looked up the origin of the rule and it made me a little less inclined to follow it, so if you are a rebel like me, you can transition your summer whites and wear them after Labor Day. I think white after Labor Day really just depends on how you style it and what the weather is like outside.

Over the summer I wore this white shirt dress (similar here) with sandals and a sunhat (as seen here). Now as cooler temps approach I paired it with a sweater and boots.White Shirt Dress and Hunter Boots_0602Shirt Dress w Sweater & Hunters.jpgSweater: Gap, old (similar here) | Shirt Dress: After Market (similar here)| Rain Boots: Hunter

Chambray Skirt

I wore my chambray skirt a TON this summer. It is so easy to dress up or down and goes with almost everything. While this one is a bit more “summery” with the scalloped detail I will still be wearing it as the temperature drops. Instead of pairing it with a striped top or a summery blouse as I did throughout the spring and summer (as seen here) I opted for a cable knit and my hunter boots. Still keeping the colors lighter for this transitional period, but warm enough for cooler temps. I had planned on pairing this outfit with flats, but it was a tad rainy out so rain boots seemed like a good option.Sweater & Chambray Skirt_0646Sweater & Chambray Skirt_0649Sweater & Chambray SkirtSweater: J Crew | Skirt: J Crew, old (similar here) | Boots: Hunter

Gingham Shirt

Gingham isn’t just a summer print, I tend to wear it year round depending on the color. But my navy & white gingham I usually wear the most in the warmer months. Over the summer I would mostly pair it with white jeans or shorts and also wore it with the white eyelet dress (as seen here). Instead of pairing it with brighter summer colors I am wearing it with a mustard wool skirt and boots for a more subtle fall look. Like the outfit above, this could also be paired with flats to keep it a bit more “summery”, but like I said, it was a bit rainy out and boots just seemed appropriate 🙂Gingham Blouse & Mustard Skirt_0642Gingham & GoldShirt: J Crew, old (similar here) | Skirt: JCrew, old (similar here and here) | Boots: Sam Edelman

It is still quite warm here so I am not ready to fully breakout my fall wardrobe of plaid and chunky sweaters. With the mixture of warm and cool days that we will have for the next month before fall weather really sets in, transition pieces are definitely necessary.  These outfits are all about shifting to a new season and using what you may already have tucked away in your closet from summer.


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