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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Love how you made this dress work for fall! The colors are perfect! And Love that necklace!ReplyDelete
While I removed most of my summer clothes a few weeks ago, I did keep a few tops I can wear when it's still hot. And my cardigans are in my closet all year round, they are so perfect to throw over a tank or tshirt on a chilly morning.
Thanks Ellie! Yes, I keep cardigans in my closet all year long too, especially the thinner ones. The chunkier versions don't work well for summer, so those stay in the winter closet.Delete
Still wearing my summer clothes but I am hoping that soon I can at least some cardigans or wraps. One favorite way right now to bring it fall is with olive and with my booties or wedge sneakers!ReplyDelete
Oh, you're lucky then! We have already experienced cool days in the 50's, but then it bounces back to the 80's a few days later.Delete
I just love how you transitioned this Amy!!ReplyDelete
Lovely Amy! That color suits you very well!ReplyDelete
Loving your pretty maxi dress! Pieces like this are perfect for transitional looks.ReplyDelete
Straight A Style
Thanks Amy Ann! Yes, they are!Delete
Lovely wrap style maxi dress Amy! Talk about great minds--I just posted TODAY my wrap dress and mentioned how it's great for transitioning into autumn!ReplyDelete
Thanks Carmen! I'll be over to check it out soon!Delete
It's been in the 80's the last several days with high humidity so I'm still wearing summer clothes. It is cooler at night though. Such a pretty maxi dress! Love how you styled this transitional look!ReplyDelete
Jill - Doused in Pink
It's been in the 80's here with high humidity too the last few days as well. And the week before it was in the 50's. Up and down, up and down! Thanks so much.Delete
That darker floral print makes it the perfect dress to transition for fall! You look fabulous lady!ReplyDelete
Yes, the colors of the dress make all the difference when choosing clothes to transition into fall. Thanks so much.Delete
Amy, the purple looks great with the black cardigan and booties. Such a great way to transition to fall. Thank you for sharing with us in the Style Six link up!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Chrissy!Delete
Definitely wearing my summer clothes as long as I can! These are some very practical tips for stretching this dress into fall...I especially like the change in the belt as I would not have thought about that one!ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining Style Six Amy!
Shelly | The Queen in Between
This is great transition styling, Amy. Temps still relatively warm and sunny here,luckily.ReplyDelete
Hugs, Mary x.
This purple dress is such a striking colour and is perfect for styling into the colder months!! I agree with your less is more approach and try to get my wear out of my clothes!! I would be wearing this with my leather jacket too!! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Thanks Donna. I actually tried the look with the leather jacket too and it looked great, but the jacket was more warmth than I needed right now.Delete
This is such a cute dress and it's great you can get more wear from it in cooler weather! I like layering my maxi dresses up with knits and cardigans when it's cold too! :)ReplyDelete
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Away From Blue
I love this maxi dress, such a pretty print for the season!ReplyDelete
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Amy, I love this dress! The asymmetrical hem lends itself perfectly to be paired with boots or booties in cooler weather. And the colors are so brilliant and beautiful. Great styling for both summer and fall!ReplyDelete