Transitioning to Fall

I can’t believe it’s already that time! August is almost over and it’s time to start thinking about fall fashion. Although, I absolutely LOVE fall …. it’s my favorite season, both in terms of weather and clothes! Check out this post to see Fall/Winter’s hottest trends. But just because it’s a new season, doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe. With a few key transition pieces, you can continue to wear your summer clothes into fall!

When picking pieces to transition to fall, they key is to pick pieces that look heavy, without actually being heavy. It’s not cold enough for real sweaters and jackets yet! Here are some of my favorite transition pieces –

Screen Shot 2013-08-28 at 7.34.17 AMSweater (On sale for $15!) / Scarf  / Vest / Booties /  Nail Color /Bag / Trench / Leggings

Yes, that’s a men’s sweater. I love light, cozy sweaters – to pair with shorts, jeans, or leggings – in fall. As mentioned in my Fall 2013 Trends post, oversized sweaters and outwear are a huge trend this fall. So, men’s sweaters would be perfect! I actually wore a men’s sweater here!

I also love light scarves in fall – just another fab accessory you can add! Camo is a huge fall trend so this scarf is perfect. My favorite part is the neon stripe – adding a little big of summer to your outfit!

Vests are great for layering. I love that this one is leather, and the studs add a lovely detail. I don’t own a vest but I love pairing my faux leather bomber with maxi dresses in fall – you can see this in tomorrow’s post. I also love pairing it with a pair of jeans and a plain tee. Btw, while we’re on the topic of layering, I would also like to mention that I love boyfriend blazers!

Booties are the perfect transition shoes – they say fall/winter without being too heavy. Pair your summer dresses and skirts with a bootie for fall.

Black and white continues to be a big trend for fall/winter this year. This black and white bag, with stripes on the side, has fall written all over it! See more options for fall bags here, here, and here.

As much as I love bright nail colors, I feel like darker colors are richer. Sometimes, I even wear darker nail paints in the summer. Then again, I also wear bright nail paints in the winter. Anyhoo, OPI Midnight in Moscow is one of my absolute favorite fall colors!

Trenches are pretty much my favorite part of fall fashion! I think a beige trench is a wardrobe essential. It’s so classic and sexy!

Lastly – leggings. I think leggings are the prefect transition piece. You can pair your summer tees and blouses with leggings, instead of skirts and shorts. Just make sure your unmentionables aren’t showing when you wear leggings – that’s just a big, bad faux pas!

What are some of your favorite transition pieces? How do you style your summer clothes in fall?