Style: Stylist Exclusive: September Picks for an Easy Summer-to-Fall Style Transition

Do we detect a chill in the air? September weather has us swapping our morning cold brews for steaming lattes and sending summer’s breezy favorites to the back of our closets in favor of cozier layers. But not so fast—fall’s arrival doesn’t call for a complete summer wardrobe banishment. It’s time for an update, not an overhaul. Stylist Hilary shows us three looks to easily navigate your summer-to-fall style transition.

 Refresh Your Fall Wardrobe With a Style Edit


fall style transition tanks

Delicate Tanks

I’m taking my feminine summer tanks into the fall season by wearing them with more androgynous styles like straight-leg denim and army-inspired utility jackets. The unexpected combo of a soft blush color and a tough camo print feels especially transitional and is far more interesting than pairing either piece with a basic.

fall style transition jumpsuits


This summer, I’ve been loving jumpsuits for a one-and-done look. Just because temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean I’m ready to give up my easy outfits. Top this sleek style with a leather jacket (real or faux), and complete the look with bold, metallic accessories. You can also style a romper this way—just add opaque tights and an ankle bootie!

fall style transition tees

Breezy Tees

Take the easy, essential tees you’ve been rocking with white skinnies or distressed denim all summer and pair them with dark denim and a moto. Army green has been this year’s “new neutral” and isn’t going anywhere this fall. Double down on the trend and play up texture by choosing a coated pair of olive jeans and a cozy knit jacket.


Get to Know Hilary

Hilary: fall style transition

Loves: A good bottle of wine, football Sundays, and Starbucks every morning.

Favorite fall trend: Tall boots with a peek-a-boo sock.

What piece should every woman have in her closet? A classic winter white coat.

Favorite hobby: Playing with my daughter, Monroe. (Who could resist those baby giggles?!)

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