Transitioning from summer clothing pieces to fall can be a challenge, especially as warm weather around here can last well into October. When we think fall style, a uniform of denim, sweaters and booties often come to mind! However this is not necessarily the best option when the weather can still get upwards of eighty degrees well after Labor Day. I often find transitioning between seasons is the hardest when it comes to styling, yet there are some simple styling tips that can help work around this. So I want to share six ways to transition summer pieces into fall.
Six Ways to Transition Summer Clothes into Fall
- moto jacket. For a fall touch, a moto jacket is the perfect lightweight option in a jacket. Throw it on over a white tee and white denim (yes white IS ok after Labor Day!) or over a floral maxi dress or print dress.
- add neutrals to whites. I will say it again-white is OK to wear after Labor Day! But I suggest warm neutrals to add to your whites with a knit pullover being one of my favorite options. In addition, the only white I would avoid wearing are white sandals. Instead, opt for a sandal in a warm neutral (as seen on me here for $16!) or bronze tone (here).
- long cardigan/duster. My favorite article of clothing all year round, I love adding a long cardigan or duster to just about everything! So wear shorts and a tee and add a long cardigan to add a touch of fall coziness.
- booties. Nothing says fall like a pair of booties. Booties are prefect to wear with dresses, shorts and skirts. Consider a soft neutral for the early fall months.
- textured sneakers. I put away my white Converse sneakers and instead go for something with more texture and color to them. For example, I love these from Nike and this collection from Tretorn.
- change out accessories. Rich tones and textures in accessories are often the simplest way to transition your summer items into fall. I would add this bag to a pair of navy shorts and white tee or this one with cutoff shorts and an olive green top.
What To Put Away After Labor Day
I definitely do not keep all summer clothes on hand as fall approaches. So it’s time to put away the pom-pom and tassel embellishments. Also avoid wearing bright colors, white sandals and pastels after Labor Day. Instead stick to summer neutrals such a white, beige and blue and work in some of the rich textures and colors suggested above.
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Photos by Jules Kennedy