Season transitions can really put a damper on your decision as to what to wear in the mornings. Do I wear a sweater? Shorts? Boots? Sandals? Will I get too cold in this? Will I burn up if I wear this? Seeing as though I have been asking myself the same sorts of questions, I decided to dig deep (into my wardrobe) & put together a collection of actually useful transition pieces your wardrobe needs. I’ll show you how I wear them now, while it’s still warm outside, then I’ll tell you how to make the same outfit work for cooler weather. Hopefully, allowing you to transition from summer to fall with ease.
The Long-Sleeve Dress
Dress (similar here) / Collar / Shoes (similar here & budget friendly here) / Bag (similar here)
A piece like this is essential to your transition wardrobe because of its versatility. I found this dress at Zara last season & quickly fell in love with the cut & the delicate feminine details on display. With its dainty nude polka dots & ruffled sleeves, I feel right at home in this dress. That is definitely an important feeling to have when finding a transition piece, since you want it to be something you will want to wear often. The one touch I added to this dress was a collar. The pop of white with the velvet black tie added a touch of preppiness to this look which is perfect for fall.
For warmer weather, I chose to wear this dress with bare legs, a white bag, & these Chanel vibes, black capped toe shoes. As the weather gets colder & colder, I can add a pair of sheer black tights or even black fishnets to this dress to cover my bare legs, & trade these shoes for a pair of ankle boots. My very favorite pair of booties to wear with this dress are my navy velvet ones (sold out, similar here) I found at H&M last season. Before heading out the door, I can easily throw on my favorite moto jacket, trench coat, or pink over coat, & I’m ready to take on the crisp fall air.
The Velvet Midi
Midi Skirt / Ruffled Top / Heels / Bag
When finding transition pieces, pay attention to the color, pattern, & most importantly, the texture of the garment. This skirt is an ideal transition piece with its burnt orange color & velvet texture. I love making a piece thats color & texture screams fall, work for warmer days. Also, the small detailing of the ties on either side of the skirt, make this a very special piece. It’s good to make sure transition pieces are versatile, without being plain. Find items with details to personalize your look.
For now, I’ve paired this skirt with a grey top with mega ruffled sleeves (LOVE!), gingham slingback heels, & my nude Chloé Drew dupe crossbody. As the weather continues to change, I can see myself wearing this skirt with a chunky white or cream knit sweater, or even a black turtleneck. I can’t wait to finish this look with my new long black check coat over top.
The Throw-On Sweater
Sweater (SO similar here) / T-shirt / Jeans / Mules
Ok, so this is not so much a “before & after” item, but rather a “pop this over anything & everything” item. I wore this outfit on tour last weekend to the Outer Banks, & I was able to transition from the chilly mornings & evenings to the warm afternoon with ease. Wearing my current fav jeans with a casual slogan tee & embroidered mules, I popped this fall-toned, mustard sweater over top for extra warmth.
Details. What makes this sweater unique? The amazing twist back detailing transforms this sweater from plain to wow. I can picture myself wearing this over a black shirt dress, or with a black button front midi. The mustard color helps transition any look into a fall look. Also, I can’t wait to wear this to a bonfire this season. Doesn’t this look like the perfect bonfire sweater?!
The Sleeveless Sweater Dress
Sweater dress (similar here) / Heels / Clutch (similar here) / Sunnies
I have had this sweater dress for a couple of years now, so I can confidently tell you how useful this piece is for the transition season. A dress like this one gives major fall vibes, making it fun to wear even on warmer days. If you’re like me, & fall is your favorite season, an item like this is essential to not only your wardrobe, but also your happiness. This dress is perfect to throw on when all you want to do is cozy up under a blanket with a PSL, but you have to leave the house & it’s still warm outside.
For now, I wear it on it’s own, with a pair of leopard chunky heels, a nude clutch, & a pair of cat eye sunnies. Later, I layer it up with a white or black long-sleeve underneath, & a good pair of booties with a structured burgundy bag. I also love dressing it down with a pair of converse and a moto jacket. This dress is so easy to throw on & instantly look put together.
I hope you enjoyed this post & that it helps you make the transition from summer to fall with ease. xx
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