Fall is almost here! But before you start putting your summer clothes away, there’s still time to get a lot of use out of those great summer pieces. Try some of our tips for transitioning your summer clothes into your fall wardrobe!
Incorporate Dark Colours
Your bright floral tops and dresses can still get a lot of use in the fall months. Instead of wearing them with light coloured jeans or white slacks, start incorporating dark colours into your clothing rotation. Pair brightly coloured tops and dresses with deep reds and greens and look to metallic accessories for more fall flair. Take inspiration from nature as well, and mix in mustard, red and rust into your clothing for a fall vibe.
Layer Your Clothes
Fall is all about layering, and it’s a great way to get more out of your summer wardrobe. Layer summer shirt dresses with a cardigan and some tights for an easy fall look. Boyfriend cardigans are great for an cozy fall vibe! If you want to switch up the look a little bit, opt for a long sleeve or three quarter-length sleeve shirt under a sleeveless dress.
Switch Up Your Footwear
Your shoes really make or break an outfit, so when the summer comes to an end, put those sandals and summery flats away for the season. Pair suede booties or a pair of great ankle boots with your summer dress and cardigan combo. You can rock this look with or without tights, depending on the temperature. Try some animal print flats or a classic black flat for an instant fall upgrade to your wardrobe.
Look for Fall Textures
In the summer, it’s harder to play around with texture, so come fall, really look for fall textures to add to your outfit. This could be with a heavy, bulky knit cardigan or even a faux fur vest. Leather or faux leather is also a great look for this time of year, and a leather jacket looks great over a bright, summery dress with some suede booties.
Don’t Forget Accessories
The best way to take your summer outfits into fall is to pair them with classic fall accessories. Pair your floral sundress with a wide-brimmed fall hat, or simply add a scarf to your outfit for a quick fall update. Find a large satchel or side-body bag in a great fall colour. Add a belt to a dress to give it a more tailored and less carefree look, and look for fall motifs like leaves in jewelry.
Remember: fall fashion is all about feeling comfortable and cozy with a bit of polish! If you want more tips, work with the experienced staff at Ideal Ladies Wear in Mount Forest with a wardrobe consultation.