Summer-to-Fall Outfits: Tips for an Easy Style Transition

summer-to-fall outfits

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 summer-to-fall outfits to easily navigate the seasonal style transition.


style transition: summer-to-fall outfits w/ 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 pastel color and a tough camo print feels especially transitional and is far more interesting than pairing either piece with a basic.


style transition: summer-to-fall outfits w/ 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!


style transition: summer-to-fall outfits w/ tees

Breezy Tees

Take the easy, essential tees you’ve been rocking with white skinnies or shorts all summer and pair them with denim and a moto jacket. Blush continues to be a “new neutral” that isn’t going anywhere this fall. Play up pattern and texture by choosing embroidered jeans and a bag with woven or braided details.

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