I know it took a while for summer to actually show up in the Midwest this year, but in just four short weeks my kids will be heading back to school. That means fall will follow shortly after, and it’ll be time to consider how some of your favorite summer staples can easily translate into fall fashion.
Fabulous accessories and other style staples will help you turn your favorite items into great outfits when the temperature finally starts to drop. This is especially helpful if you’re limited on closet space like I am. Pull out a few key pieces, and voila! you’ve made the jump to a whole new season.
I actually have a few white shells and blouses that round out my summer wardrobe. I wear them with capri pants, cute skirts and flat-front shorts all summer long. But that same white shell looks great under a fall blazer with your favorite jeans and a bright scarf. Put away your sandals in favor of some cute oxfords or loafers and add an oversized tote, which is perfect for the office or graduate classes.
While there is nothing cooler than pairing shades of white and neutrals all summer long, a burst of color will take those same off-white pants up a notch when fall hits. Get ready to see plenty of teal and plum in the collections this year. This teal silk blouse with a tailored coat and patent loafers are ideal for a day at the office. And a matching structured bag and a little bling takes any busy girl from day to night with ease.
Lightweight summer dresses are a major part of my summer wardrobe too. They are cool, can be dressed up or down and like other pieces, transition well into early fall. Swap espadrille sandals for knee-high boots and add a bright, well-tailored blazer. Trade in your bright-colored clutch and choose a roomy leather tote instead.
For other ideas, take a look back at last year’s blog. Your favorite khakis or a simple pair of black shorts are just as versatile in the fall as they are in the dead of summer!
Amy Grace is a part-time working mom with two children. You can read her every Friday on momaha.
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