16 Outfits to Help You Transition Into Fall
Labor Day with its endless-seeming summer days may be over, but that doesn’t mean we are quite ready to swaddle ourselves in 20 layers of cashmere, wool and leather, either. (And with a forecast in the sunny 70s for New York Fashion Week, clearly we don’t need to yet.)
Still, we are getting excited for fall trends and the end of hair-ruining heat and humidity. So, how do you dress for that awkward transitional season, when jean shorts and white sundresses no longer cut it, but autumn hasn’t quite arrived?
For the next few weeks, while we all patiently sip our basic-but-delicious PSLs and wait for true fall to arrive, dressing can be difficult. Don’t get ahead of yourself and pack away your summer dresses and minis just yet, because we are here to help you embrace this-so-called fifth season. The key to dressing for transitional weather is to mix your summer pieces with a few of your classic fall items, like a lightweight turtleneck, blanket scarf, booties and jacket.
Ahead, check out 16 outfits and styling tips that will help you feel ready (or at least more ready) to embrace fall.
Just a bit bundled
Pair your mini with a cropped jacket and draped blanket scarf for an effortless look this fall. (Photo above.)
Sneakers and dark denim look cool any time of year — and a wool overcoat in a bright hue like this one is one of the easiest (read: laziest) ways to make a chill summer outfit work when it gets chilly.
Summer skirt with fall accessories
Layer a chunky knit sweater over your summer midi skirt and add a scarf and sneakers (or heels).
Bare legs and boots
Can’t let go of your shorts just yet? Don’t worry, just layer on a turtleneck, utility jacket and boots for a faux-fall look.
Black and brights
It is officially acceptable to break out your beloved black turtleneck again. Pair it with your favorite summer blazer, trousers and ankle boots. The pop of color makes this look ideal for baby-stepping into fall.
The easiest way to transition your summer tee and jeans to fall is by pairing them with an oversized cardigan, kimono or poncho. Complete the look with boots and a little neck scarf.
Update your casual weekend tee and jeans with a checkered trench and booties.
Hello, yellow! Match a vibrant long-sleeve sweater with your favorite summer skirt for an easy transitional office look.
Transition your favorite office pencil skirt from summer to fall by adding knee-high boots and a shearling collared jacket.
Legs for days
Take your mini from summer to fall by adding a cool combat boot and chunky waist belt. Finish off the look with a bomber or leather jacket and metallic accessories.
Light denim and dark separates
For this off-duty look, match a classic crewneck sweatshirt with light-wash denim, an oversized coat or trench, and boots.
Layer, layer, layer
Wrap a lightweight sweater around your mini and drape a utility jacket over your shoulders. No matter what the weather might be, you will be prepared with a couple extra layers.
Get creative with cropped jeans
Cropped jeans have dominated the fashion scene this year, so to keep them fresh for fall, add a chelsea boot, cropped jacket and an oversized blanket scarf.
Ready to cargo
Forget what you know about cargo shorts, because cargo pants are the perfect pant for fall! Roll them up a couple times to show off your boots, leave your blouse untucked and finish the look with a leather jacket.
That is bomb
Elevate your jumpsuit game for fall by adding a bomber jacket and sneaker.
Create an updated version of the monochromatic power suit this season with cropped trousers and a matching trench coat. Keep the look simple with a tee and pointed pump.
Article by Audree Lopez