Labor Day has passed and that means the unofficial start of fall has begun! And while it still feels very much like summer in Northern Virginia right now, fall fashion will be here in full force before we know it. You may be tempted to pack all your summer clothes away, but you can get much more out of your wardrobe when you keep a few summer items out as the seasons change. Some pieces clothes can be styled for fall weather more easily than others. One of my favorite summer pieces to wear into the fall are those pretty, bright floral dresses I love wearing all summer. They’re too fun to pack away just yet, so let’s dive into some tips on how to transition summer dresses into the fall!
Before we get into the tips, here is the dress styled for summer. I got this yellow floral dress because I loved the wrap style, length and sleeves. During the summer, I have worn this dress with the sleeves pushed up. I also paired the dress with light, neutral accessories.
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Tips to Transition Summer Dresses into the Fall
As the weather gets colder, here are the two main things I will do to style and transition my summer dresses for fall:
- Switch lighter accessories for darker ones. This includes my jacket, purse and shoes. As you can see below, the pieces I switched out and the jacket I added are all darker. This helps make the whole look feel more appropriate for fall
- Opt for heavier or bulkier pieces. The purse and shoes I’m wearing for fall have a heavier more substantial appearance. This creates a more appropriate look for fall.
I chose a blue jean jacket and red purse to style for my fall look because they play off the colors in the dress. The thicker, heavier sandals I am wearing can also be switched for booties when the weather gets even colder.
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Affordable Find Alert!! The red bag I’m wearing is a dupe for the much more expensive Celine version. It is available on Amazon for 10% of the designer price tag. I was intrigued by all the good reviews and it has lived up to all of them!
I would love to hear how you transition summer dresses or other pieces into the fall. Do you have a similar floral dress from the summer you’ll wear into the fall? What are your favorite pieces to get you through the summer to fall transition? Let’s chat in the comments!
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