How to Make Your Summer Wardrobe Work for Fall

Fall trends

While most places are still suffering from 90+ degree weather, fashion magazines and clothing stores are already showing us what the Fall trends are going to be, but who wants to buy a sweater in the middle of July?

Even if you can’t imagine wearing knits, sweaters, or long pants, you can start thinking about how you’re going to update your wardrobe when the season changes. Thankfully, you don’t have to pack up all your summer clothes. In fact, you can save money on a new wardrobe and make use of your summer clothes well into fall with these handy tricks.

Learn to Layer

Fall is great because you can layer several different things at once and still look just as fashionable while staying nice and warm. In fact, you can make great use of your summer essentials by layering them underneath fall classics! It’s quick, easy, and a great way to make your summer wardrobe work for fall.

For example, try layering a camisole or tank under a fitted jean jacket for a look that’s ultra feminine and still casual-work appropriate. You can also do this with a suit jacket if your workplace is more formal.

Your summer minidress can be revamped for fall by pairing it with knit tights and a pair of ankle boots, or you can throw on your favorite bermuda shorts with a pair of knee-high boots and a ruffled blouse for instant style.

These are just a few examples of how you can layer your summer essentials with fall wardrobe pieces; play around and experiment with different styles to see what works best!

Strut your Stuff — In Heels!

While cute wedges and peep toe heels may seem like summer-only shoe styles, you can take this trend well into the colder months and still look work appropriate, too!

To make these shoes work for fall, throw on a pair of wool tights for an instant wardrobe update. Last year, opaque tights were in style, but this year choose tights that are texturized and visually appealing to be chic, fashionable, and rock your summer shoes without freezing to death.

Skirts aren’t Just for Summer

The high-waisted skirts of summer can easily transition into your fall wardrobe if you know how to wear them correctly. Instead of flowy blouses and tank tops, pair a high waisted skirt with a ribbed turtleneck or collared blouse for fall, and throw on a pair of chunky heels or ankle boots to complete your look.


Yes, you can wear shorts during the fall! Obviously, you need to use good judgment; if it’s snowing outside, skip the shorts. If you live in a warmer climate, however, you can update your summer shorts with a few simple switches.

Pair your shorts with a pair of chunky wool tights, a structured blazer or blouse, and a pair of pumps for an ultra fashionable look for fall. Who knew you could wear shorts with heels? Well, you can and the look is simply fabulous.

Transitioning your summer staples into your fall wardrobe doesn’t have to be difficult, and these simple tricks can help ensure you not only save money, but look great year round!

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