I decided I needed to scurry and make this post because before you can blink, fall will be over and we'll be shivering in winter's wrathful cold. So enjoy these beautiful fall days while you can!
Part of the reason everyone loves fall is because it finally cools down enough to bring out our beloved layers. Today, I'm sharing how I've worn summer clothes through all the seasons thanks to those invaluable layers! Want to see how to take your hot-weather favorites into fall (and possibly winter)? Read on!
First up, a summer staple that I practically live in - shorts. Especially these high waisted pair from JcPenney! It's super stylish when paired with crop tops, and as you can see, I managed to wear it with one in both outfits. Here's the breakdown:
SUMMER: belly-baring crop top + stylish accessories = done
FALL: slightly longer crop top + cardigan + tights + knee high socks + knee high boots = done
*italicized words indicate fall staples that help in transitioning outfits.
Pay attention to those words in italic, because more than likely, you'll want to stock up on them if you want to become a layering extraordinaire! If you really want to look stylish, nab a few knee high socks to peek out of your favorite tall boots, because you'll definitely want to rock this look well into winter. Light tights and a thin cardigan are perfect for the beginning of autumn. Finish off with your favorite hat (which, oh hey, I wore both in summer and fall), and you're set!
Ah yes, the summer dress. Loose, light, and perfect for taking a stroll in the summer sun. Guess what? It works for those crisp, autumnal walks as well! Here's the breakdown:
SUMMER: put on dress...add floral crown for boho effect...and done.
FALL: blazer + tights + belt = done
Another, chicer option to the popular cardigan, is to layer with a blazer. It'll instantly add a sharper look to your dreamy dress! Once again, pull on those tights to keep your hairy legs hidden and warm. Yes, I know you stopped shaving - I have too. But it's okay, because no one's gonna see them anyway! #singlelife
With heavier, fleece-lined tights keeping me warm from waist to toe, I felt comfortable wearing a pair of summery shoes. Feel free to do the same.
A half sheer maxi skirt? Into fall!?
Why yes, yes indeed. Here's how:
SUMMER: light tank top + spiky sandals + pastel accessory = done
FALL: knit sweater + dark accessories + heavy hat = done
Alright, so the fall version is really for the very beginning of fall, because let's be real here - that open knit sweater ain't keepin' nobody warm! But it's preeeeeeetty :D
Plus, as we slowly dip our toes into cooler weather, it's the only time you can wear those open knits comfortably. It still has a fall-like vibe, and when paired with dark, neutral accessories (black and brown), you look like you could walk off the pages of that September catalog. Okay, maybe not quite, but we can pretend.
By heavy hat, I mean that this wide, floppy hat is made of a thick material that keeps my head toasty warm. The wide brim accentuates the subtle bohemian themes in this look, tying it all together.
And there you have it! 3 summery pieces transitioned for fall. What do you think? Any pieces you're rethinking putting away?
Rock those layers and tell me which one is your favorite!