During the end of September and early October, the weather likes to play a teasing game. At least in the Midwest, each day during these months could bring blazing hot temps or chilly winds or (not often enough) something in between.
So what do you wear when it’s not quite time for fall fashion? Combat Mother Nature with these tips to stay stylish even with erratic weather.
Light and airy
Keep your fabrics light. You want to wear something that’s breathable in case of a warm front. Fabrics like cotton, linen or silk are naturally breathable, but jersey and other knit fabrics can also stay cool.
This cowl neck top from Old Navy is made of jersey fabric and has draping that keeps it pulled away from the body. Plus it’s only $17.50.
Layers upon layers
The hands-down best way to transition your wardrobe between summer and fall is to wear light layers. For this look, buttons, zippers and ties are your friends. You want clothes that are easy to pull off and on with unpredictable weather changes.
One of my favorite trends for fall is the slouchy cardigan. It adds a comfy, yet fashionable vibe to an outfit.
This charcoal cardigan from Forever 21 has an open front, which keeps air flowing. But the cardigan still covers the arms and can be pulled closed if the weather turns cool. To balance its length, pair it with slim pants or a pencil skirt. This cardigan costs $20.
Not only are dresses easy to wear, (just pull it over your head and voilà: instant outfit) but they also are perfect transitional pieces. Wear a dress as-is for warmer days or add tights or leggings with a pair of great fall boots for cooler weather.
At $45, this ruffle shirtdress from Gap is a little more expensive. This dress would move easily from summer to fall. It’s made of lightweight cotton, looks great by itself or with tights and has delicate details that keep it always in style.
How do you transition your wardrobe from summer to fall? Tell me about it in the comments section.
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