Style & Beauty
Fall Fashion How To: Transition Your Summer Looks for the Cooler Months
9/1/2016 5:42:50 PM

Wearing a seasonally appropriate outfit in Louisiana can be a bit of a challenge, as it can be difficult to predict whether it will be a "shorts at Christmas year” or a "dig the coat out of storage” season. All the unpredictability can get a bit confusing when trying to figure out the right time to start dressing for fall. Luckily, there are a few quick closet hacks that can extend your summer wardrobe into the cooler months…whenever they arrive.

Start Integrating Fall Colors

One of the punchiest ways to transition from summer vacation to back-to-school mode is to add a fall color to a "summery” outfit. Got a great yellow top? Take a cue from the changing leaves and pair it with a lightweight, complimentary orange scarf for a look that says fall without feeling too hot.

Throw on a Tee Under That Sundress

This is a tip that has a bit of a shelf life: but since the 90s are back, why not savor it? In the past few months, everyone from Rihanna to Kylie Jenner has been rocking plain white tees under spaghetti strap dresses, à la Rachel Green from Friends. It’s a cute look that’s well deserving of a resurgence, especially for those trying to make their summer beach favorites work around the office come fall. If you’re really feeling nostalgic, pair the outfit with one of the pretty chokers that have also come back in a big way.

Make Your Sandals Last

Speaking of offices, it’s probably best to leave those flip flops behind at the beach house, but a pretty pair of black or brown leather sandals with an appropriate sole and toe can look great indoors in the fall when paired with a nicely tailored pair of lightweight fall pants. This is another of those times when integrating fall colors into a summer wardrobe can provide a pass for transitioning seasonal styles.

Mix Summer Whites With Cool Weather Accessories

Winter (and even fall) white can be a controversial subject for many, but according to Lauren Monroe, owner of Mimosa Boutique, white is fair game all year round. "My favorite ‘old school rule’ to break is nowhiteafter Labor Day,” Monroe says. Layering a summery white dress with brown tights and boots or throwing a navy blazer over a white summer shell are great ways to keep that summery vibe lasting all year round.

And if it’s just too hot for fall clothes, even in the "R” months, go ahead and keep those summer outfits going. Just don’t forget the "freezing office” sweater.

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