It’s no secret that it is never easy to make the transition from summer to fall. It is always hard to say goodbye to the fun patterns and bright colors that are so often associated with summer and unpredictable weather can also cause problems when it comes to transitioning your wardrobe. In Nashville this week alone the weather has been all over the place; I have worn everything from cozy sweaters to Lilly Pulitzer shorts, which, admittedly, I felt a little ridiculous wearing considering the fact that it is the middle of October, but it was 86 degrees, what’s a girl to do!
To help you avoid the pitfalls we all so often face during a transitional time of the year Peter Minkoff is has been so kind to guest post today and share a few tips on how to revamp your summer wardrobe for fall.
With the change of seasons comes change of fashion, right? It’s an exciting process for the most of us, since it can feel a bit like Christmas day when you’re opening your fall and winter clothes boxes. Every woman enjoys the feeling of “a new me” and wants to step into a new season, new mini chapter of her life, feeling and also looking gorgeous and trendy. And one way to do it is to hit the stores and shop your own autumn collection. Still, splashing all your money entirely on clothes and accessories is something you probably swore an oath not to do anymore long time ago. Luckily, with a few adjustments you won’t even have to, because there are nifty ways to incorporate some of our summer clothes into the fall wardrobe. So don’t put them away just yet, match them properly and you’ll get an amazing outcome – much more outfit combinations that won’t burn a hole in your wallet.
Turtlenecks and Mockups
You probably have one of these in your wardrobe and you wore the hell out of it because they were quite around and super trendy for some time now. If you missed it, somewhere between chokers and tight necklines, the emphasis is on covered neck. Extremely elegant and wearable, these sleeveless tops will transfer beautifully into fall if you simply put a jacket, blazer or any kind of cover-up over it. Soft turtleneck pieces are a great deal for colder days, because you won’t feel that exposed, and they will keep you warmer than any other top. It’s neat enough for work, and it’s chic enough for a night out if you pair one with a fancy jacket. Well played.
Dresses are probably the easiest piece of clothes to sneak into the next season, but watch out for two things. Color and fabric. Too light and too thin summer layers are probably not the best option to linger on. Such materials combined with colorful, boho, floral patterns are maybe a little bit too obvious. Keep all those solid color dresses, maybe basics, like black, white, grey, and beige, that are made of cotton, or at least a cotton blend with stretch. If you’re a plus size girl, combine your most figure flattering plus size dresses with a nice wooly cardigan or a biker jacket. Also, any kind of dress combined with a fall must-have cape-style scarf and leather boots can be a perfect outfit for this season.
Cropped pants, wide leg straight cut pants, cropped boyfriend jeans, all of these marked summer season and they made a slight move away from years of worshiping skinny jeans. So, that is saying something. They are not officially summer clothes, because they’ve made their way into fall collections worldwide, and if you can’t imagine what else you can wear with them, apart from strappy sandals and flats, then open your mind to showing off your footwear. A belt with high waisted pants, a tucked-in shirt and leather boots will keep you warm and show off your gorgeous shoes, intentionally and knowingly.
Hair And Makeup
Last but not least, you can bring your beachy waves and light makeup with you just to hold on to a summer vibe for a little longer. Loose, undone locks are a preferred way of styling your hair this season, and you’ll do nothing wrong if you keep rocking it in fall time. Plus, it looks great under a cap or a hat that you’ll be needing when colder weather hits. For a true touch of summer, add a splash of your nude and light makeup, with eyeshadows and lipsticks of your taste. You’ll be to feel the summer on your skin, and you’ll get that sea water finish on your locks.