The hardest time to know what to wear is in between seasons. While it’s still technically l summer, it just feels more like fall some days. Weather can be unpredictable and your summer clothes aren’t fitting the bill. On any given day I see one person in shorts and a tee, while the other is in a scarf and boots. Here are my tips for transitioning smoothly and dressing appropriately for this time between summer and fall:
- The key to transitioning seasons is to consider both the weather and the time of year. While working fall clothes into your current summer clothes, let this be a gradual transition making little switches as the weather gets colder. For example, put away white sandals and bring out your neutral leather loafers.
- Falls colors in summer pieces will bring you into the new season without sacrificing your sanity in the heat. Outfits may slowly have more olive greens, navy blues, shades of red and burgundy, grays, etc.
- Mix summer and fall clothes seamlessly. Shorts with sweaters, t-shirts with short boots, boat shoes with lightweight chinos, etc.
Here are four outfits I’ve recently worn to show as examples of transitioning:
This dress is perfect for a nice day in September. It’s sleeveless to cool me down, yet the colors are very fall.
It was a tad chilly the other night, so I layered an olive green cable-knit over a light blue oxford cloth shirt.
It rained on Saturday, so I was able to break out my duck boots. It was cold enough to grab a jacket, but the weather fluctuated enough so shorts were still appropriate. These shorts are my go-to for transitioning seasons.
A great way to wear white is pairing it with camel. It’s a fresh color combination and the navy vest ties it all together. This last one is my favorite transition outfit since it’s neither 100% summer or fall.