The most challenging time of year for dressing, particularly in Arizona, is the transition from summer to fall. The calendar says September, and we know fall is almost here, but the temperature is still over 100 degrees. What should we wear? Read on and I’ll provide you with tips on stylish transitional dressing that won’t require buying a new wardrobe.
Overall, you’ll be mixing pieces from both your summer and fall wardrobes. Not only is this cost effective, but also it’s a great time to experiment with new combinations. Think about wearing lighter and heavier fabrics together while moving toward autumnal colors, layering up for the cooler mornings and shedding those layers as the afternoons heat up, and switching out sandals for closed-toe shoes. Here are some specific suggestions:
- Wear cotton sweaters or a denim jacket over summer dresses
- Add a scarf or closed-toe flat to any look
- Combine a high slit skirt or a wide leg crop pant with knee high boots
- Move from capris to ankle or full length pants
- Wear chunkier and bigger looking jewelry
- Try tank tops under vests instead of long sleeve
- Roll or push-up long sleeves, or wear a mock turtleneck
- Wear blazers or three-quarter sleeve sweaters over sleeveless work dresses
- Transition to mules, peep-toes or your favorite ankle boots
- Pair summer floral dresses with any transitional shoe
- Try light-colored summer jackets with more subdued or darker colors
- Show off your ankle boots with bare legs
- Wear darker washes of denim and textured fabrics like suede
- Bring out your leather jackets and trench coats for colder mornings
- Remember to switch your lipstick to deeper and darker shades
And, if you’re looking to buy some new pieces for the upcoming season, stay tuned for my next blog that will highlight fashion trends for fall/winter 2018/19!
Thank you for sharing Karen!
All great tips, and you’ve given me wonderful ideas on how to mix, match, and utilize what I already have in my closet, so not only enjoyable, but very economical, too!
I really hope you will do another of these posts for the next transition period – I’ll be looking forward to it!