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3 Ways to Wear a Summer Dress in Fall

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3 Ways to Wear a Summer Dress in Fall

Wardrobe Seasonal Transitioning

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You don’t have to start packing away your summer dresses just yet; we still have weeks to go. And, if you’re very lucky, you won’t have to pack all your dresses away at all. With layering and a little fashion creativity, you may still get use out of your favorite summer dress by elevating its look for fall.

A dress that already has darker shades of autumn colors such as the navy blue in the photograph will make it easier to transition the look for a different season. The easiest way to wear the dress when the temperatures start to cool is to add a jacket. A dark jean jacket or a structured blazer in an opposing (but not mismatched) color will add different dimensions to the look. Plus, having a jacket, or several, is a must for fall!

A second way to wear a summer dress is by adding tights and a slim-fitting sweater. You don’t have to stick with a solid color when it comes to tights even if your dress is a wild print. You can pick out dominant colors within the dress and make sure they show up in your tights as well, even if you choose a different pattern. A sweater worn over the dress allows you to wear it as a skirt. Or, if you choose a cardigan, belting it adds a different body shape.

And, of course, nothing changes an outfit better than shoes! In a previous article, I touched on the different choices of shoes for fall. Shoes are able to easily change the look from casual to professional whether its with a chunky heel or a fringed pair of ankle booties. Also, you can change your shoes based on the weather conditions. Boots with flat soles are both fashionable and functional because they give you a sturdy base if walking on wet or icy sidewalks and protect your feet from very cold temperatures. Luckily, I don’t face that here in Southern California, but being from Kansas, I know the harshness of the fall and winter months!

Don't feel like you have to have separate wardrobes as seasons changes. By adding a few pieces, you can wear the majority of your clothes year round. How do you plan to transition your summer dresses to wear for fall?

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I think that #2 is the cutest option!!! I could totally see that dress with a mustard cardigan in the fall :) This comment has been removed.
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