How to Transition Your Wardrobe from Summer to Fall

Going from summer to fall is perhaps one of the most difficult transition times when it comes to fashion because you’d have to go from warm-weather clothes to sweater weather staples. If you don’t know how to properly transition your wardrobe from summer to fall, you might end up blowing off a lot of cash on unnecessary items. If you’re on a tight budget with not much to spend on new fall stuff, you might even end up sacrificing your style just to get by. Check out these tips on how to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall and see how you can survive this season looking chic without spending a lot.

  • Follow trends in moderation – there are going to be some trends from summer that are still going to be hot for fall and while you may have already mastered these, it’s important that you sport them in moderation. You’ll still see lots of pastel colors this fall (though not as much as you did back in spring and summer) but resist the urge to jump on the bandwagon and go pastel-crazy from head to foot. You’ll still want your looks to be deep, dark, warm and rich for fall. Maybe pop a pastel hue or two here and there but stop there and keep the rest of your outfit fall-appropriate. You wouldn’t want to look hung-up on last seasons’ trends. At the same time, introduce fall trends to your wardrobe slowly. You wouldn’t want to be sporting every single one at the same time.

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  • Wear tights under short dresses – don’t keep those cute little summer sundresses just yet! Wearing tights under short dresses and skirts will give you the warmth that you need to survive a cold day out in fall. You don’t always have to wear pants during this season, you know. You can still look girly and cute by wearing those summery short dresses and wearing tights underneath.

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  • Build layers one at a time – it’s so easy to pile on layers after layers of clothes once fall officially starts. After all, we live for layers during fall, right? Well, if you’re transitioning from summer to fall, do it gradually. Maybe sport that easy t-shirt-and-jeans summer look you pull off so well and start layering by adding a vest then as it gets colder, feel free to add more layers.

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  • Start wearing muted and toned down colors – summer has always been known for fun and flirty dressing and that includes wearing bold and bright colors but you should considering toning down the colors on your outfit little by little as fall approaches until you are left with just a few bright pieces (to use as pops of color on certain outfits) and more neutral and muted colors that are more fall appropriate.

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  • Don a scarf – still a little too warm to layer but already a little too cold to stick with plain summer clothes? One really easy transitioning solution is to wear a scarf. You can put it on and take it off as you please and you can even use it simply as a decorative accessory to your outfit or a functional one to actually keep you warm.

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