Ah, the fall transitional seasons, that wonderful time of the year where we're not quite ready to break out the tall boots, jackets, and blanket scarves, yet the mornings and evenings are quite chilly and we need just an touch of extra warmth. I don't know about you, but I like to extend my summer clothes as far into the fall as possible, because in my cold climate, I will be wearing cold weather clothing long enough. One of the ways I do this is by just adding a sweater or jacket to a summer piece, and changing out the footwear. Pictured below is the the same summer maxi dress but the one on the left is styled for fall and the one on the right is styled for summer.
To make this summer maxi dress into a fall look, I first added a black camisole underneath and I switched out the fabric belt that came with the dress, for a skinny black belt. I then threw on a black cardigan, and chose blue suede booties instead of sandals.
I shopped my own closet to create this look, so everything I am wearing is old, but Amazon has a lot of great dresses that would work great for fall! I also love THESE Suede Booties, THIS black cardigan, and THIS black bag.
The black camisole covers up the bare skin on the chest, making the dress less summer-like (we show more skin in warmer months and less in winter months), and it also helps tie all the other black in the outfit all together.
When choosing which dresses to use as transitional pieces for fall, pick ones with darker or fall-like colors. The deep purples and reds in this dress make it the perfect dress to transition to a fall look. This idea would not work well at all with a pastel or bright colored dress.
For jewelry, I chose red, silver, and black to coordinate with the colors in my dress.
I also carried a black bag to tie the entire outfit together.
I hear it's pretty hot in other parts of the country. Our temperatures have been like a roller coaster with a lot of rain. One day it can be as cool as 57 degrees and the next day it'll be in the 80's with high humidity. On the day I wore this outfit, it was 60 degrees in the morning, but the temps warmed up to the 70's by midday.
So what about you? How do you dress for fall when the temperatures still are not that cold yet? Or are you still wearing summer clothes for as long as you can? I'd love to hear from you!
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