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 the “season” yet comfortable, too.
7 Ways to Transition From Summer to Fall Fashion (The Right Way!)
Bust Out the White Booties
One of my favorite tricks for transitioning my summer clothes into fall is pairing my summer dresses with booties. This season in particular, it’s all about the white bootie which is SO easy to pair with both summer and fall dresses! You can also style them with your jeans, they’re crazy-versatile.
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–such an easy outfit! 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
This sweater + shorts + lace cami combo is a great transitional outfit that will keep you cozy yet still cool for a warm fall! This chunky sweater, by the way, is a fab Target find! As is this black lace cami. You could also wear this outfit with a pair of cute booties.
Pair Your Dresses with Booties
This dress from Target 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 cute booties like these and you’ve got a cute transitional outfit.
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 rust-colored dress (currently 50% off!) is sleeveless so you can wear it now if it’s still hot out, but you can easily transition it to fall with booties and a sweater.
Embrace Fall Trends Now
One of the biggest fall fashion trends of the season is leopard print everything! So why wait when you can easily incorporate it now.
This leopard-print cami (amazing Target find under $20!) can be worn with and without a sweater right into fall.
If you’re looking for an outer layer, a leopard print cardigan (linked similar) layered over a lace cami will do the trick.
It’s such an easy way to upgrade your everyday jeans + cami outfit. It’s foolproof, fashionable and effortlessly stylish.
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!
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