If you’re feeling ready to start welcoming fall but aren’t quite prepared to pack away all of your summer clothes, you’ll be glad to know that there are plenty of ways that you can ease into this change of the seasons with your wardrobe. So whether the weather has already started to change in your area or you’re trying to hurry the fall along during those last few sunny days, here are three tips for transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall.
Start With Your Shoes
One of the first and best places to start when transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall is with your shoes. Shoes are a great way to show yourself and others that you’re ready to move from full-on summer to a bit more of fall. In the summer, most outfits will go great with sandals. But as you move into fall, it’s time to start swapping out your sandals for shoes that give your feet a bit more coverage.
As a great middle ground, you might want to look for shoes that look like boots but that still don’t cover your feet completely, like leather mules. Shoes like this can look great with the summer dresses that you’re wanting to get a few last wears out of or with your first pair of jeans that you throw on once the temperature starts to drop a bit. Booties and other close-toed shoes can also be a great way to move from wearing sandals to wearing shoes that are a bit more fall weather appropriate.
Bring A Cardigan
There’s nothing worse than being out with friends and freezing because you forgot to bring a sweater. But as the weather starts changing to fall, one way you can continue wearing clothes that fit the heat of the day but that will also work during the evening is to bring a cardigan with you.
One of the great things about cardigans is that you can find one that works over almost any outfit. Be it a dress, skirt, jeans, or something more tailored, you can always throw a cute cardigan or other sweater over it so that you look great even if the temperature drops a few degrees when the fall sun goes down in the evening.
Add Warm Accessories
With the right accessories, many summer looks can be made into fall looks. For instance, if you add some warm accessories like a scarf, hat, or pashmina, even the most summery of looks can lean toward a more fall-like appearance. And if the weather has just started to change to something a bit cooler, warm accessories are a great way to keep yourself at a comfortable temperature both during the day and at night.
Even if you don’t wear all of the accessories at the beginning of the day, having them available to you as the day goes on and planning your outfits around these additional layers can help you look and feel great all throughout the end of summer and beginning of fall.
If you’re unsure how to best dress as summer transitions to fall, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you see how this can be done.