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9 Tips to Transition from Summer to Fall Like a Pro!

The transition from summer to fall is approaching faster than I anticipated.  I can feel the crisp, coolness of the air in the morning with our lows in the 60s here in Maryland. Also, there’s a bite in the air in the evening when the temperatures slowly dip as the days get shorter.  These changes mean it’s time to start putting away some of our fun, easy, breezy summer clothing!  I love the season change because I enjoy the challenge of working my closet to transition from summer to fall and the fun of layering during the fall & winter.  However, it’s not easy to get the right look when you’re freezing as you’re heading out the door and the temps soar to the mid 80’s during the day.


Hello, beautiful ones!  I pray that you’re doing exceedingly well!


9 Tips to Transition from Summer to Fall Like a Pro!


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Here are my nine (9) tips to transition your closet from summer to fall to savor the warm days while welcoming the lower temperatures with open arms & shopping your closet at the same time!



1.  Thin fabrics that breathe are your friend!

Autumn is all about layering but if you want to be comfy throughout the day choose layers made of lightweight, breathable fabrics. Fabrics like silk, cotton, jersey, and cashmere are your best transition choices if you want to look cool, elegant, and sexy while allowing your body to breathe and maintain a pleasant temperature throughout the day. 


2.  Have some fun with your crop tops, bralettes & layering!

Layering a crop top or bralette over a long sleeve shirt makes a bold statement!  This combination plays well with leather pants, fitted skirts, trench coats, an oversized blazer, chambray tops, & more.  For a sexy, yet polished look pair a structured, classic white button-down shirt or top with your crop top or bralette.  Turn up the glam a bit by adding some pearl jewelry, a to die for maxi bag & and a pair of neutral colored pumps!


9 Tips to Transition from Summer to Fall Like a Pro!

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3.  Mix and match summer items with fall pieces!

Fashion is all about mixing and matching, and fall is the perfect season to experiment and reinvent your summer outfits. The great thing about mixing and matching is that you probably already have all the necessary fashion ingredients in your closet. Open wide those doors and look around. Pick any summer top, dress or pair of shorts and match it with a lightweight kimono/duster, sleeveless vest, or blazer. Have fun! Don’t overthink your options too much. Dare to be fearless and reinvent your fall fashion style by throwing some summer clothes into the mix. The final touch:  a pair of peep toe booties, ankle boots or pumps, depending on the occasion, time of day, and the vibe you’re seeking.


4.  Trade in your sleeveless tops for ¾ length sleeves!

Your sweaters can wait for you just a little bit longer because ¾ length sleeves are making a statement at the fall party!  Whether it’s a three-quarter length sleeve top, skirt, or dress, you’ll have no problem rocking them. Mix a ¾ length sleeve turtle neck with a mini skirt, a pair of ankle boots, and you have yourself a sexy lady ready to break some hearts. Or go for a three-quarter sleeve top with a pair of skinny jeans for a casual yet classy look. And how about a ¾ length sleeve knit or jersey dress with a pair of sneakers or boots? Want to try something bolder? You can mix a lightweight summer skirt with a three-quarter length sleeve off the shoulder top and add, the final touch, a pair of peep toe boots. This look is just like you: delicate and bold, elegant and sexy, feminine and powerful.


9 Tips to Transition from Summer to Fall Like a Pro!

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5.  Utility & denim jackets are staples that give any outfit street style & chic vibes!

Any fall transition outfit goes wonderfully with a utility or denim jacket. These are the evergreens of fall fashion, and you can have as much fun as you want when pairing them with your outfits. Ready for work but you feel like your look is too vanilla? Throw a utility jacket over that white shirt and voila! Fresh, professional and ready to surprise! And how about that floral dress that you want to wear even when gloomy skies are threatening the city? Just grab a denim jacket and a pair of ankle boots, and you have yourself a fresh summer to fall look that will never be out of style. I don’t know what is it about utility & denim jackets that make us look so chic and sexy but I will never give them up. Ever! 


9 Tips to Transition from Summer to Fall Like a Pro!

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6.  Midi and maxi skirts provide awesome coverage & just the right amount of sass!

Such a versatile style, these skirts work for nearly every season and make the transition from summer to fall a breeze. Dare to go bare underneath – or pull on a pair of lightweight tights or leggings if you’re cold natured for some extra warmth – nobody will ever know!  Your secret is safe with me!


7.  Wide leg pants aka culottes aka palazzo pants. Flowy and on trend! 

Sexy doesn’t mean tight and skinny. Just take a look at culottes, and you will understand my point of view. Wide leg pants have a gift for making us more feminine, graceful, and sexy at the same time without squishing our curves. They just follow and compliment the natural line of our bodies while adding a touch of nonchalance to our look. Palazzo pants are the perfect choice for a work outfit or even for a romantic date. They never seem like you’re trying too hard to be sexy because you simply are! Plus, they keep you warm and comfortable. Oh, I would wear wide leg pants every day if it weren’t for my imperious need to reinvent myself every day. But I will certainly make culottes a must for my fall wardrobe!


9 Tips to Transition from Summer to Fall Like a Pro!

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8.  Scarves!

Think Diahann Carroll and Grace Kelly and scarves will immediately make an appearance! There is nothing more romantic, feminine and chic than a statement scarf that delicately completes a summer to fall transition look. I don’t know why but a scarf always changes the entire vibe of an outfit. The gracious touch of a scarf around your neck, on your head or simply as an accessory for your purse is just enough spice to add a little kick to your outfit. Don’t be afraid to wear colorful scarves and take up fall’s dare on who wears colors better!


9.  Jumpsuits!

Jumpsuits are an awesome option for in-between temperatures, whether you’re throwing one over a nice blouse for the office with a blazer or dressing it up with sky high heels & a leather jacket for the evening.


9 Tips to Transition from Summer to Fall Like a Pro!


With these tried-and-tested tips & tricks to transition from summer to fall, you’re going to ace shopping your closet as we watch the remnants of summer give way to the beauty & wonder of fall.  Plus, you’ll have fall layering down to a ‘T’ while being super smart, practical, & comfy rocking your #fearlessauthenticunapologetic style!


Sister-friend, what are some tips that make your transition from summer to fall easy & successful?  Leave them in the comments below!; can’t wait to read them!!!


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