It’s here! The end of August! And with Labor Day weekend upon us, it means summer days are coming to a close. And while we may be making our way into the fall season, more times then not (and thankfully) the warm weather is here to stay for several more weeks or even an additional month or two! It becomes that in between of seasons then, where we are not quite ready to pull out the fall wardrobe but we might think about shelving our summer outfits. In other words, we are in transition!
This is not the first time I have mentioned that dressing for this transitional time of year usually frustrates me. But now, thanks to adhering to a few tips, autumn outfits are now some of my favorite! I simply avoid wearing bright colors and instead stick to warm neutrals. I invest in layering pieces (cardigans, knit sweaters and chambray shirts) that stretch out my summer pieces (tanks, cutoff shorts and tees). Finally, I shelf the white sandals and instead opt for street style sneakers, flats and sandals in earth tone colors.
You know I love a good round up of visuals when it comes to outfits! So I am sharing a few end of summer outfit ideas below as well as a round up of end of summer essentials!
End of Summer Outfit Ideas
Midi Skirt with Tank, Denim Shirt and Sneakers
Take a summer midi skirt or a maxi dress and throw on a tank and chambray button down top, french knotted at the waist. Add a pair of sneakers and you have a great mix of high/low casual. For an additional layer, add a cropped lightweight jacket.
Denim Shorts with Cashmere Sweater and Earth Tone Sandals
I will stretch out wearing my denim shorts as long as I can. I just add warmer earth tones to them right about now! A fitted cashmere sweater always pulls a look together as well as a logo shoe! For an additional layer, add an oversized cardigan! In terms of accessories, I love canvas materials in bags right now!
Denim Dress with Street Style Sneakers
Summer dresses can absolutely remain in rotation but consider adding a street style sneaker and a denim jacket to them! Otherwise this is the perfect time to invest in a denim dress. I love them for right now! It is a one and done look paired with my favorite sneakers.
End of Summer Wardrobe Essentials
I usually do not spend too much time talking about accessories but there is something I love about carrying around a canvas bag this time of year. I like the introduction of texture as we transition seasons and I think this is the perfect accessory for that! For a less structured style, I have this one here too!
I constantly profess my love for a summer knit sweater and I recently shared this one in my Five Favorites round-up last month. But I am also a fan of a lightweight cashmere pullover sweater for a more tailored look.
I know you already have one in your closet (I hope!) so grab it and layer it over your favorite tees, tanks and dresses.
I love the look of a pair of denim shorts, tank and oversized cardigan this time of year. Pair with casual sneakers or an earth tone sandal.
My weakness but I wear them all the time! I just added this one to my closet (and shared it on my Five Favorites round up last month). The color is perfect for autumn and the style is timeless. They simply just go with everything!
My favorite length in a skirt, I just love a midi skirt for transitional seasons. Pair with a tank or tee and then add a denim shirt over it for an added layer. Again, a street style sneaker goes great with this look!
Earth Tone Sandal or Flat
These were my end of summer splurge (I had to go up a size and a half)! I am generally not into labels but I could not resist these pair of sandals in the most beautiful shade of olive green. I will wear them until the first frost with a tee, button down, denim and denim shorts.
I think a denim dress belongs in everyone’s closet! Often too hot to wear in the heat of the summer, I love how they quickly can become the perfect transition piece for this time of year. One with a wrap sash or tie really helps to pull it in for a more tailored skirt. Pair with street style sneakers or earth tone sandals.
The utilitarian style jacket is my favorite style for right now. Its the perfect weight that proportionally still works well on top when wearing sandals on bottom. I love this for throwing on over a tee with jeans or shorts paired with sandals or with a denim shirt and midi skirt paired with sneakers.
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