How to Transition Your Workwear from Summer to Fall

The transitional months, especially from summer to fall are really tricky for working women. Looking for inspiration how to take the best of summer trends and transition them to fall? Keep on reading to see how to transition your workwear from summer to fall like a boss.

Make your summer dresses work in the fall season by topping them with coats.

floral print dress with wool coat and edgy boots striped summer dress with red coat

Though you may smarten up your summer dresses by adding on a straight fit blazer or one that nips in to define your waist, coats, especially ones in heavier fabrics and boxy structures will make your office outfit more functional. When you’re tracking down a perfectly fit coat, make sure it fits squarely on the shoulders. If it’s too snug, you won’t be able to move your arms and if it’s too big it’ll look sloppy, which is not appropriate in the office.

Wear a sweater or vest with your classic button-downs.

classic sweater with button down shirt and classic pumps turtleneck vest with long sleeved top and orange pants

If your office A/C is constantly on full blast, wearing a sweater or knitted vest with your button down shirt will give a classic and feminine twist while keeping you warm. Like fashion blogger Mary Orton, think of a knit sweater that looks chic for the office, or a turtleneck tunic vest that will complement your trendy office trousers.

Play with creative prints and patterns on your office outfits.

checkered peplum top with black skirt and belt striped sweater with pencil skirt and collared shirt printed pants with pink shirt and blazer

Though wearing floral prints and Breton stripes are on-trend in the summer, you can still wear them in the fall, as long as you keep your fabrics season-appropriate. Like fashion blogger Mary Orton, get ahead of the style curve by picking up a pair in a hue that’s also part of the print you’re wearing on top. But, keep your accessories and shoes neutral so your printed top will stand out. Also, you may trade your classic black pants with printed trousers but add some polish to them with a brown belt and classic pumps like Mary Orton did. You can still wear pastels and creams into fall as long as you pair them with darker, autumnal hues to fully transition your palette.

Wear your dress with a button-down, or shirtdress.

button down shirt with chiffon maxi dress sweater dress with shirtdress navy dress with button down shirt and leather jacket

If you’re tired of wearing a dress suit, an outfit consists of a dress and a blazer, simply wear your button-down shirt or shirtdress with your office dress. Like fashion blogger Mary Orton, make your pastel pink chiffon maxi dress work in the fall by wearing it with your long sleeved blouse. For a double statement, think of topping your layers with a leather jacket, or make your office style trendy by wearing a sweater dress with a shirtdress like Mary did.

Make your blanket scarves and shawls a stylish and functional accessory.

printed scarf with classic office outfit printed blanket scarf with knitted dress

If you feel uncomfortable in a layered outfit, simply keep a shawl or blanket scarf with you that you can wear anytime you feel chilly. Like fashion blogger Blair Eadie, you may opt for a printed blanket scarf that will add some interest to your plain outfit. Indeed, transitioning your workwear from summer to fall is just easy as long as you follow these stylish guidelines from our style bloggers.

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