Seriously, did June and July go by like five minutes? How did we get to August and so fast! We don’t officially say goodbye to summer until September 22, and yet it feels like it will all be over in a couple of weeks. Just because labor day is steadily approaching, doesn’t mean we should be packing our summer wardrobes goodbye. September’s temperatures are still pretty warm and we can continue to make the most out of our summer wardrobes. Yes, it can be done and it can be fun!
Transition your summer wardrobe to fall
- Don’t pack away your white jeans. – rather than wearing them with summer colors, keep them fresh by pairing them with colors associated with autumn, i.e., neutral grays, reds, golden yellows, etc. (Ladies, please keep in mind that you can keep wearing white jeans as it gets colder as long as you select thicker weights in your white denim).
- Top you summer dresses with cardigans and light jackets. You can get even more mileage out of your summer dresses in late fall by wearing them with a leather jacket.
- Transition summer pieces into fall by pairing with a light pair of suede booties.
- Switch your summer nail polish from bright blues and corals to neutral beige or shimmery metallic nail colors.
- Extend your sleeve length. You can continue wearing your summer pants and skirts by simply wearing with a top that has a longer sleeve.
- Wear your black shorts with muted-colored tops. As the temperatures drop, wear the shorts with opaque tights.
- Try wearing your sleeveless jumpsuits with a silk bomber jacket.
- Do wear your off-the-shoulder, half-shoulder, and halter tops with dark denim. The dark denim gives it a fall look while your summer tops continue to work.
- Long blazers and cardigans over denim shorts screams transitional and cool outfit!
- Layer up. Layered looks are not only stylish, they’re also completely functional. The key to layering your summer clothes is to always remember to layer long over lean. This means the lengthening tops (i.e., tunics and long dresses) should always go over leaner bottoms (i.e., tights or skinny jeans).