Of the four seasons, spring and fall are my two faves. The weather is perfect. The right amount of cool and warm temps allows me to blend my spring and fall wardrobe together.
Here are some of the simplest ways to stretch your wardrobe and make some of your old favorites work even all the way to winter.
LAYER UP - Layering is easy. It only requires adding a jacket, blazer or thicker cardigan over your fave dress. This not only creates a new look, you’ll keep warm.
SWAP YOUR SHOES - Even if it’s warm enough for bare legs, your toes might not feel the same way. Pack away your sandals and replace them with closed-toe booties, pumps, loafers, or sneakers.
ADD A PAIR OF TIGHTS - Not ready to put away that cute short sundress? Keep your legs warm with a fun pair of tights. Opaque tights are safe, yet adding a lace or colored pair of tights is so much fun. And… wearing tights under shorts is not a bad thing either especially in the chilly temps.
MIX COLORS AND PATTERNS - It’s okay to mix spring/summer colors in with your fall wardrobe. A Mustard or Rust cardigan over a floral print dress would be a good start. Mix non-autumnal colors with heavier textures. If you prefer brights, pastels, or cool colors, you can blend them into a fall wardrobe by adding thicker, heavier fabrics and textures such as leather, wool, tweed, corduroy, and felt.
IGNORE FASHION RULES - Rules often times limit the scope of your wardrobe. It stunts your creativity. If you want to wear white often Labor Day, feel free to wear it. Wear your favorite open-toed booties with a pop of colored tights. Listen! Don’t spend too much time thinking about whether or not an outfit is fall-appropriate, if it’s weather-appropriate and makes you feel great, wear it! Some rules are meant to be broken.
Check out how I originally wore this black bodycon dress this past summer.
Photography Credit: Kaylin James