As a native of Colorado, as summer winds down, the nights can be cool and the days quite warm. We love the outdoors and this time of year is one of my favorites, so layering is very important. With a few simple steps you can transition your sizzling summer essentials into cool looks for fall. Most pieces should already be staples in your closet so shopping is not a necessity.
For those summer dresses you’re not ready to pack up yet, add tights and a cardigan to keep your legs and arms warm on those brisk fall days. If summer decides to hang around a bit longer, then go ahead and bare those sexy legs, add shoe booties in a dark color as a nod to fall.
Who said you can only wear short sleeves in the summer? Layer your tanks, tees or short sleeve shirts with a sweater, moto or jean jacket and scarf. Pile on the layers to keep yourself feeling comfy during those fall chills with the flexibility to show some skin when the temperature warms. Jeans and heels is always a great way to pull off a sleek warm ensemble.
Start transitioning fall signature hues such as orange, rust, red, and olive into your wardrobe. These hues are some of my favorites and great pairings with cream, brown, and gray. Cashmere, felt, and suede, are wonderful and luxurious fall fabrics to integrate into your look. Animal print, is an enduring trend to leave you looking stylish whatever the season.
I love the versatility of maxi skirts and dresses. Pairing a layer such as a sweater over a pretty floral maxi skirt or dress will add another few more months of flirty fun. For additional warmth on those cooler fall days, add a trench coat.
One way to turn staple fall pieces into great transition looks is to pair them with strappy sandals or sneakers while leaving the legs bare. When the air has a bit of a bite, add skinny jeans or leather pants to rock your look.
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