Late Summer Transition Outfit

Knowing how to dress in between seasons can be difficult. Many people easily jump right into fall without considering that it’s still summer until mid-September. The weather is still hot, but you’re ready for a change and you’ve grown tired of your summer wardrobe. I often feel the same way, so I’ve challenged myself to put more effort into late summer outfits by slowly transitioning into fall. Here are my tips:


  • Pick out a few lightweight items from your fall clothes.
    • I brought out this burgundy sweater pictured above to mix into my outfits to bring a collegiate feel to an otherwise summer outfit. It’s not appropriate to start wearing boots and wool sweaters yet, so choose a few lightweight items that can be worked into summer color schemes.
  • Start transitioning from summer brights to deeper tones.
    • I’m slowly starting to get away from bright pinks and green, and bringing more navy, gray, reds, etc. to combine with more neutral summer colors. I think all these fall colors look fresh with white.
  • Use richer tone accessories as a smart way to mix up your late summer outfits.
    • This can be done simply with watches, darker shoes, leather belts, etc.



Colors combinations I’m loving for late summer are:

  • Burgundy, gray, & white
  • Hunter green, navy, & khaki
  • Mustard yellow, gray, & navy


How are you changing up your late summer outfits?


2 Comments on Late Summer Transition Outfit

  1. Cynthia
    August 28, 2015 at 9:26 am (8 years ago)

    I love that wine colored sweater, where did you get it? I need the cuteness in my life!

    It’s still hot as Hades here in Georgia, but today I’m wearing long sleeves, white jeans and jack rogers lol, so that’s kinda how I’m getting ready for colder weather? My fiancé and I have been talking about moving somewhere with actual seasons since all we get here is weather lol.


    • thedressdecoded
      August 29, 2015 at 6:44 pm (8 years ago)

      Thank you so much!

      It’s actually a cardigan from abercrombie (like three years ago) that I bought when I couldn’t find one anywhere else. I covered up the moose logo with an “R” patch. 🙂 It’s the only thing I’ve ever owned from that store! haha!

      Seasons are great, but I will envy you come January-April!


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