American Apparel bodysuit | Madewell Perfect Summer jeans | Vintage flannel | Madewell scarf | Alexander Wang bag | Old Zara boots
I can’t believe it is already September! Okay, yes, it is still summer and since I live in Texas, it will continue to feel like summer long into fall. But I am already dreaming of the crispy days, big chunky sweaters and daylight savings. What can I say, I like to turn in early.
However, buying a new wardrobe each time the season changes can be expensive and cumbersome. Instead, I prefer to use a little creative styling to transition my spring and summer pieces into the fall season. Making key purchases of particular items each season will ensure that you can segue your summer wardrobe to fall and pair them with other key elements of the current season. It saves so much money and time!
Using layers is one of the easiest ways to use lightweight fabrics – like rayon, lightweight cotton and silk – and turn them into fall pieces. For example, a lightweight flowy top can be paired with a heavier cotton cable knit cardigan, some skinny jeans, and booties for a city chic look. Long flowing summer skirts can be matched with long boots and a turtleneck for a great work wear inspired ensemble.
Using different fabrics like fall velvet and corduroy and matching them up with lightweight silk and poly chiffon gives an elegant and rich feel. This is especially so if you use colors like burgundy and deep, chestnut brown. Mix and match fabrics and don’t be afraid to play around with pops of color. You can even color block in bold fabrics like silk, lightweight suede, velour, and leather.
The Right Accessories
By getting the right accessories, you can play around with your summer wardrobe without having to buy much for fall. Gloves, scarves, hats, blazers, chunky sweaters, tights and boots are all accessories you can work with. These are the essential elements to build a fall wardrobe. Light wash jeans with boots, a flannel, and a scarf can create a fun fall-friendly grunge feel. Short summer mini skirts with rich, opaque tights, booties, gloves and a poncho is an effortless, yet fashionable feel.
You can pair your wardrobe up so many different ways, that each week you can offer up a plethora of style profiles without having to break the bank.