The time between the end of summer and the beginning of fall is the most confusing time, clothing wise. Your favorite stores are already filled to the brim with new fall clothes while summer staples are on clearance. It’s super hot one day but other days finally feel like fall is on the way. Mornings feel crisp and cool while the afternoon is sweltering. What’s one to do on the fashion front? Here’s the key: Smart layering and mixing and matching summer classics with fall favorites.
So don’t bury those slip dresses just yet, and start bringing out the light turtlenecks. Yes, really! Check out these 10 easy looks to rock for flawless summer to fall style. Perfect combinations for when the weather doesn’t quite know what it wants to do.
1. Slip Dress Layered Over A Top
Pair a slip dress over a thin long sleeved top or short sleeved t-shirt for the perfect layering look.
2. Knitted Short Sleeved Top
Rock a knitted top for a little extra warmth on crisp days that don’t require multiple layers or any heavy duty outerwear.
3. Turtleneck Tank
The perfect in-betweener top that gives you the best of both worlds: A fall-friendly turtleneck and a summer friendly tank. Pair with anything from a mini skirt to your favorite skinny jeans.
4. Airy Culottes
Airy enough for a warm day but with a look that feels a little more falltime than those shorts you’ve been living in all summer long.
5. Pairing Socks With Mules And Open Toed Sandals
Pair your favorite open toed mules or chunky sandals with fun sucks to introduce a hint of colder weather without giving up your favorite summer shoes just yet.
6. Knee Socks And Oxfords Paired With Shorts, Skirts, Or Dresses
Knee socks just aren’t summer friendly, but as the heat dwindles, they’ll start to make a lot more sense. Take advantage of them with a mini dress, skirt, or shorts before the weather gets too chilly!
7. Shorts Or Skirts With Boots
I love boots, but I usually retire them in the summertime. Well, bring ’em out of retirement without retiring your summer staples of shorts and t-shirts with this look.
8. Breezy Jumpsuits
Short sleeved jumpsuits were made for the end of summer and early fall, when your romper looks a little ridiculous but a long sleeved jumpsuit looks absolutely suffocating. A short sleeved option with long legs or culottes is a happy medium.
9. Sleeveless Mini Dress With Turtleneck
Keep warm on top with a fun, airy look below. Keep your legs bare to make this look work; pair with tights when it really starts to get cold out.
10. Ankle Length Wide Leg Pants
When fall or winter starts, I usually stick to skinny jeans and leggings and warm tights to make sure my legs are cozy. Ankle baring pants? Not so much. That’s why they’re perfect for this time of year. It’s one of your last chances to wear ’em before it gets too cold! Pair with a breezy tank or t-shirt for a hint of summer.
What’s your go to back-to-school look? Tell us in the comments!