Summer is in full effect—hot, humid days and warm, balmy nights—yet fall fashion is just around the corner (with fall clothes and accessories hitting stores as early as the end of this month)! So what’s a trend-setting fashionista to do? Well here are my tips to help you transition your favorite summer styles into this fall’s wardrobe staples.
One of the biggest trends to walk the runway this fall was dark blooms—floral prints on dark backgrounds of black, navy and burgundy. Therefore, I’m loving the Lesa Floral dress—it’s the perfect piece for whatever the weather. Wear it now with a barely-there sandal and light-colored satchel, and then when the temps drop, pair it with a chunky textured knit cardi, crossbody bag and an of-the-moment over-the-knee boot.
Summer is all about color—and now so is fall thanks to the bright, bold hues that dominated the catwalk at Altuzarra and Prada. If you’re not quite ready to ditch black, charcoal and navy from your cold-weather wardrobe, then try introducing color into your look through accessories. Wear your favorite radiant red heels now with a printed sundress, gold jewelry and vivid colored nails and then carry them into fall by pairing them with a leather trouser, boxy striped crop top and a chic black bag.
When it comes to year-round fashion, jeans are a girl’s best friend. And this year, the new slim boyfriend style will easily replace the skinny as your go-to denim. Throw them on now with a graphic print muscle tee, heels and colorful friendship bracelets. Then, transition them into autumn with a half-tucked plaid button-up, two-tone wool bomber jacket and a pair of sexy heeled booties for a casual-cool look.
So don’t move your favorite summer items to the back of the closet, rather use my ‘wear now, wear later’ tips and re-purpose them to be year-round essentials!