10 Tips to Transition Wardrobe from Summer to Fall


Autumn brings cooler temperatures, seasonal beverages like pumpkin spice lattes and of course the start of fun holidays. The shift from the hot summer months to cooler autumn does not automatically happen. So, you can basically still enjoy a bit of what summer has left to offer. The weather change can be a bit challenging not just in terms of coping with the drop of temperature, but you will also have to consider your wardrobe choices. It’s time to transition wardrobe from summer to fall. 

10 Tips to Transition Wardrobe from Summer to Fall

The warm summer sun allows you to dress down on your sleeveless tops, shorts and flowy maxi dresses but your wardrobe choices need to be altered when fall comes. You really do not have to spend a ton of money for your new autumn outfits since all you need to have is a sense of fashion and knowing which clothes you can use for the transition.

The good thing is that you can still wear your sandals for a few more weeks before the weather gets too cold. Just pay close attention to the weather changes and adjust your outfits accordingly. Furthermore, here are the top 10 tips that can help you transition wardrobe from summer to fall

  1. Tweak your way to comfortable fall fashion

Depending on the temperature, you may still be able to wear your short summer dresses. But, if it gets too chilly, you can wear leggings or tights under a skirt. You can still rock your short dresses, but you just have to jazz it up so you will be more comfortable with the weather. One of the best things about wearing tights is they can actually improve your overall look. Go bold with fun colors or patterns or go for the classic ones for a more relaxed look.

  1. Keep on slaying with your maxi dresses

You do not have to store your maxi dresses at the back of your closet. Instead, you can wear them paired with a sweater, long sleeves or cardigan. In fact, you can easily play around with maxi dresses by layering. When styling your maxi dress for fall, make sure to define your waist by wearing a belt or just make sure that your layer clothes are of the right length. Maxi dresses can be great casual outfits whether for day or night events.

  1. Tone down on the bright colors

This does not mean that you can just forego all your bright colored clothing. Instead, pair them with muted or dark color clothes just to tone down your whole outfit. Always make sure that you check yourself in the mirror so you won’t commit any fashion mistakes.

  1. Add more whites to your outfit

Don’t believe that people should not wear white after Labor Day because you are seriously missing out. White outfits may look too simple for some people but the autumn season calls for classic and timeless pieces. Pair your whites with autumn colors like burgundy or khaki and get that polished look for any event or occasion. You can also dazzle in an all-white ensemble but be sure to add the right accessories that will complement your look.

  1. Jeans are your bestfriend

Jeans can be paired with any top but if you want to add a bit of glamour, then you can wear a short dress on top and accessorize with the right bling or scarves.

  1. Invest in basics that you can actually wear the whole year round

Spend money wisely by making sure that you have a good stock of basics which can be paired with practically any type of outfit. Go for neutral colors or white tees which look absolutely fabulous regardless of any season. When you stock up on the basics, then you can be assured that you will not have to worry about your outfit whatever season it may be.


  1. Do a thorough inventory of your closet

Chances are, you may find a few pieces which you may not have yet worn or those that would be suitable for the fall weather. By doing an inventory, you will be able to save a good amount of money especially if you are able to dig in a few wearable pieces. Shop in your own closet first before you spend money at the mall.

  1. Clean all items before storing

Once you are done with your inventory, then it is time to store the stuff that you may not need during fall season. Always make sure that your clothes or accessories are in good condition before storing them so they will not get damaged over time. Use airtight containers with lids to make sure that clothes are kept dry and also prevent the growth of mildew and mold.

  1. Invest in the right pair of shoes

The autumn season gives you an excuse to go and buy a new pair of shoes or two. It would be best to buy shoes which can also be used for the transition from fall to winter. It is also the best time to update your socks collection and always make sure to choose the right type of cloth that will protect you from the cold season.

  1. Be your own fashion icon

Many people are too busy keeping up with the trends which can result to splurging and over-indulgence. You can create your own fall look with existing pieces in your closet but just make sure that you will be comfortable and warm with the outfit. Jazz up a plain outfit with a poncho or wrap. Keep in mind that even the simplest accessories or add-ons can actually complete an outfit. Dare to make fashion faux pas as long as you are able to carry the ensemble with confidence. But, it would be better to make reasonable fashion choices so you will always have a polished look for the whole autumn season.

Other Ideas to Transition Wardrobe from Summer to Fall 

In addition to the tips above, check out some of my other fall fashion trends and styles guides:

Overall, being fashionable does not have to mean being trendy wherein you need to splurge every season. Make sensible fashion choices and you will never go wrong.


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