Transitioning to Autumn and Winter

by - Friday, August 21, 2015

When cooler temperatures arrive, it's hard to put away those sandals and summer prints. And with a little creativity, you may not have to. You can use accessories and layering to gracefully transition from summer to fall.

Cozy Tops
Wear one of your lightweight summer tops and add a long sleeve cardigan or light jacket in a neutral color to add a layer of warmth. This will protect you from the cold while letting you hold on to those summer tops a bit longer. If you can’t part with your sundresses, you don't have to put them away when the fall leaves begin to change colors. A cardigan or a cropped jacket against your colorful dresses makes a fall-friendly pairing when going out with friends.

Trendy Bottoms
You can still strut in shorts, so long as your knees aren't knocking together from the cold. Wear shorts in bright colors, such as coral, with neutral tops, or vice versa. This will make each piece of clothing stand out. If you're not allowed to wear shorts to work, choose a skirt and wear leggings underneath. This not only makes short skirts more modest in a work environment, it also keeps your legs warm.

Footwear On The Go
Your footwear can range from summer sandals to high heels to military boots. A nice pair of sandals can be paired with almost any outfit and still look classy, so don’t put away all your summer footwear just yet. Military and ankle boots can be worn year-round and look great with skinny jeans and leather jackets.

Accessorizing Is A Must
Nothing completes an outfit like a good accessory. A colorful scarf around your neck or holding back your hair gives you an eye-catching statement. Wear a bold necklace to add a bit of pizazz to a simple top. And don't tuck that beach bag away. Sling it over your shoulder as an everyday bag to keep a bit of summer with you year round.
Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you have to spend your hard-earned money on a whole new wardrobe for fall. Layering is the best method to get the most out of your summer clothes before having to pack them away until next year. With a little creativity and planning, you can make summer outfits perfect for cool fall weather.

By Brooke Samsonite

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