1) Opt for lightweight tops in darker hues
Look for breezy blouses in pretty jewel-tones or rich florals that you can wear both now & later. Even though it’s long-sleeved, this crinkled gauze tunic is so light and airy + the black floral pattern makes it ideal for transitioning into the next season. I’d also wear this top untucked with white denim & lace-up flats.
2) Swap out sandals for mules & booties
This is a simple way to take any outfit from summer to fall & these are both versatile footwear options because they work just as well with denim as they do with most skirts & dresses. These open-toed mules & these peep-toe booties are ideal for autumn & are on sale now!
3) Update your denim
I have an impressive number of skinny jeans, so if I’m going to add another pair to my closet, it needs to be a style that is different from the others I already own. The scoop pockets on this pair create such a flattering fit & give them a cool modern feel. These have more stretch to them than my Rockstar’s from last year & I found that they stretched a bit throughout the day, so I recommend going down a size if you prefer a really snug fit.
ShoeMint Mules (similar here, here or here), Madewell Bag (similar here or here), Forever 21 Choker (similar),
Pieces Earrings (similar), ASOS Ring, Lucky Brand Bracelet, Nails: Essie Big Spender
4) Mix one summer piece with one fall layer
This is a great example of how to stretch your warm-weather wardrobe. Even though this floral print tank is light & summery, when paired with a rich autumn-hued cardigan, it instantly gives it a fall-ready feel. Other great pairings to try are a white lace top with cognac culottes or a sleeveless dress with a printed scarf.
5) Try something new
Even though you may know your body type & personal preferences, it’s good to step outside your comfort zone every now & then. When it comes to denim, I tend to stick with skinnies 99% of the time – but, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved the other styles I tried on. These flared jeans have an ultra-slimming, leg-lengthening effect and these boyfriend jeans are such a comfortable, relaxed fit without being overwhelmingly baggy. I found that both styles ran big – I went down a size in the flares & down two sizes in the boyfriend jeans. These also have less give to them than the Rockstar’s, so they won’t stretch out as much with wear.
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