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Take your closet from Summer to Fall

BY Deidre |
August 14, 2014

The beginning of fall welcomes to GREAT things. Fall – ahem… fall clothes! – and Labor Day – cough… a day off of work and AWESOME sales – and today’s post is all about bringing those two things together!

Summer is ending quickly and fall is starting to show it’s true colors. Which means it is time to trade that summer sun wardrobe in for some fall clothes. But who has the money these days to trade in their wardrobe? It is all about making what you have work. And when you need to add some layering items, getting an awesome deal. With Labor Day coming up there are sure to be some awesome sales. But rather than run around town trying to snag them all, why not stay at home?

So you are looking for an easy way to change your outfit from summer to fall? It is all about layering. My five staple items for fall are scarfs, boots, patterned tights, cardigans, and tall socks. See how I turned a fun summer dress into a fall dream by using three of these staple items.

The moment I saw this green dress on Lands’ End, I was in love. I had to have it. It is so versatile. Light enough for summer and thin enough for layering. Casual enough for a date night, sophisticated enough for church, and professional enough for work. So how do I make a dress like this go from summer to fall? Check it out below.

For summer it was simple. The green dress had all the details I needed. And the color is so rich and deep… it didn’t need any extras to make it a stand out sun dress. The sash at the waistline makes it a perfect dress for anyone. I paired it with a pair of nude heels, done and done. I was out the door.

Dress: Lands’ End
Boots: TJ Maxx
Scarf: Soel
Cardigan: Downeast Basics

Fall was a matter of adding a few of my previously listed staple items. Like I mentioned, the color is so rich already it didn’t need a ton of extras. So everything I paired it with was a neutral. That’s right, I consider leopard print a neutral. You can turn any outfit from summer to fall with a nice scarf and a pair of boots. The cardigan isn’t always needed but I think it really put the finishing touch on this outfit.

So there you have it. Summer to fall in three quick swoops. All you need is one key piece!

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