When the weather is unpredictable during the change of seasons, it can be difficult to dress appropriately. One day, you’re too hot in a sweater, and the next, you’re freezing in a pair of shorts. For the most part, you can keep wearing most of your summer essentials until at least mid-October, but you may need to add a few extra pieces to help keep you warm.
Here are some wardrobe staple incorporate into your wardrobe to make the transition from summer to fall a bit easier.
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1. Knit Sweaters
Everyone needs at least one good knit sweater in their wardrobe. If you want to get fancy, you can even make your own! Online yarn stores, like Yarnspirations, have plenty of materials and knitting patterns for sweaters to choose from so you can make your perfect piece. Consider using a soft chunky yarn for the perfect summer-to-fall look.
Tip: Stick to a lighter knit while we’re still in summer mode before opting for a chunkier knit in the fall.
2. Button-Down Shirts
Button-downs make the perfect transition piece because they’re lightweight and versatile. These tops can easily be layered with a jacket if it’s a bit chillier or worn unbuttoned over a tank when it’s warmer.
The options are almost endless when it comes to pattern, material, and style, meaning you’re sure to find a button-down to perfectly fit your style. Get cozy in a plaid flannel, stay breezy in white linen or be classy in a pin-striped structured cotton.
Tip: Take a look in the men’s section at your local thrift store for the perfect oversized and worn-in button-down.
Ankle booties can be worn with everything, including jeans, shorts, skirts and dresses. This makes them a staple piece when transitioning from summer to fall fashion. Invest in a good pair of black or brown booties this fall and you’ll be sure to have them for years to come.
Tip: Cowboy boots are making a major comeback this year and make for a perfect transition boot.
Jeans are a wardrobe staple any time of year but as we get into the colder months, switching to a darker wash is an easy way to transition your wardrobe. Straight-cut jeans are definitely in this year but pick whatever cut fits your style best.
Tip: Try opting for a pair of ripped or cropped jeans when it’s still a bit warmer to help stay cool.
5. Maxi Dresses
If you’re not ready to let go of your summer dresses, consider making the switch from a mini to a maxi dress for a bit of added warmth. These dresses allow for a bit of a breeze on warmer days. You can also pair them with tights and a jacket when it’s colder.
Tip: Stick to florals and bright colors at first to keep your look summery for as long as possible.
Bonus Wardrobe Additions
If you’re looking to elevate your wardrobe a bit more, here are some other great transition pieces to consider adding to your closet.
- Oversized blazer
- Leather everything (skirts, pants, jackets, dresses)
- Shirt dresses
- Knit cardigans
- Lightweight trench coats
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