How to transition from summer to fall fashion is a topic that’s near and dear to my heart.
You see, it’s easy to get “season confused” when you live in the desert. After all, it’s technically “fall” in Arizona, but we’re still in the triple digits.
So what you’ll see is a pretty big mish-mash of styles. Some gals will still be in summer shorts while others will be in leggings already, regardless of the heat!
Listen, if it’s unreasonably hot, there’s no reason to pull out your over-the-knee boots. But hopefully these ideas on how to transition from summer to fall fashion will help you feel stylish in this in-between season.
7 Ways to Transition From Summer to Fall Fashion (The Right Way!)
Bust Out the Booties
One of my favorite tricks for transitioning my summer clothes into fall is pairing my summer dresses and skirts with booties.
This pleated midi skirt looks excellent paired with an ankle boot. The tank is great for the warm weather but the boots definitely signal you’re ready for fall fashion.
Layer, Layer, Layer
The most-used item in my wardrobe is a great cardigan. Which is why I can never resist stocking up on several! They’re the easiest way to layer like a pro and look great with summer tops, camis and those little dresses.
Here, I layered a cardigan with black leggings and a black tank–it’s such an easy outfit to recreate! I can wear it while working from home and throw on some heels to dress it up a bit.
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Wear Your Summer Shorts with a Sweater
Adding a few fall pieces to an otherwise summery outfit is a great way to transition into the cooler months. Case in point: pairing denim shorts with boots.
While denim shorts are pretty much a summer fashion staple, you can definitely wear them to transition to fall fashion.
Incorporate fall accessories into the look like a felt hat and a longsleeve top or bodysuit.
Try White Boots
This dress from Amazon is the perfect way to transition from summer to fall fashion. The fabric is breathable enough to wear if it’s still warm with a cute pair of wedges, but you can easily layer on a coat if needed.
Pair it with some white ankle boots, which are right on trend for the fall season. What’s more, white booties can easily be worn year-round!
Try to find some ankle boots that lean creamy, not stark white, so that you can easily style them through the fall months.
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Bust Out the Jeans
As the temps start to dip, it’s time to bust out the jeans again!
An easy way to start incorporating denim back into your wardrobe is to start with cropped denim styles. And yes, you can absolutely pair cropped jeans with ankle boots!
Don’t have cropped jeans? Not a problem! A lot of women are still not a fan of that style. You can easily transition your straight-leg jeans into fall with some light layers and shoe swaps.
The button-down is right on trend for fall, or you could also try a shacket. What’s more, you can easily take off that layer if it gets too warm!
Try Fall Colors and Textures
Sometimes all you need to transition from summer to fall fashion is to incorporate fall colors and fall trends.
This tulle skirt in tan is an excellent fall fashion pick. Pair it with a cream top in the warmer months and black come fall and winter.
Embrace Fall Trends Now
Leopard print is still a strong fall fashion trend, and it’s one you can definitely start incorporating into your outfits now!
This leopard print skirt is light enough to wear when it’s warm out but still can give off fall vibes.
You can also style this with ankle booties or high heels for a cute date night look. Throw on a faux leather jacket and you’re ready for a night out.
Pair Your Skirts with Booties
Just like you do with your shorts, pairing your skirts with fall pieces like cardigans and booties are a great way to transition to fall fashion.
There’s not need to bust out the tights just yet, but a few fall items will make you feel in the season yet temperature-appropriate. Especially for those of us still sweating it out in the desert!
I hope this post has given you some great ideas on how to transition from summer to fall fashion—even if it’s still hot out!
Which one is your favorite look? Do you have any favorite tips or secrets on transitioning to fall fashion? Share them below!