Most of you are probably in the process of transitioning you closet from summer to fall, or even fall to winter. Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye to some of your favorite pieces, knowing you will have to wait many months before wearing them again. But before you pack away all of your favorite summer dresses, I want to give you some tips on how to wear some of your favorite warm weather frocks during the cooler months.
1. Color is key- When trying to wear a summer dress in fall, you want to choose which ones can actually make the cut. Lean towards dresses that are more neutral and less vibrant. Not only does this make the dress more versatile over all, but it will likely go with more of your fall wardrobe. For instance, this dress I chose is olive green. This color is truly timeless and transcends all seasons. So go ahead and store your neons, pastels, and stark whites.
2. Layers, layers, layers – Chances are that your summer dresses aren’t made of the warmest of materials. That’s why the fashion Gods made layers! Throw on a jacket or cardigan (or both if it’s that chilly), or even a pullover sweatshirt and your dress will start to have a brand new feeling. I love the shape of this leather jacket, it’s always super flattering. Plus the camel color gives me some serious fall vibes!
3. Boots and booties galore- The last time I styled this dress, I was wearing it with flat sandals. Obviously that is not going to fly in October, November, or December. So find the right footwear to compliment your look; ankle booties, over-the-knee, riding boots…it’s up to you! I chose my favorite cut out booties because the cognac matches the jacket plus keeps the look casual and cool. If I wanted to dress it up a bit I probably would have gone with a some sleek platform ankle booties.
4. Add on the fall accessories- One of the best things about this season is you can continue to add on accessories for the sake of warmth and still have fun with it! I chose this olive beanie because to me it was a no brainer. The color matched perfectly with the dress and contributed to the casual vibe. I actually also ended up adding a chunky scarf (not pictured) as the sun started to set and the temp continued to drop. The more warm weather accessories you add, the less you will think of your dress as a summer piece!