While the close of summer may still seem far away, it has to end some time, right? I wanted to share some outfit inspiration as we wrap up the hot weather and turn toward chilly evenings and cozy days.
While talking to friends one of the biggest sartorial quandaries I hear is always, I don’t like my fall clothes but I love the season. Or, how expensive it is to shop for sweaters and new styles. Today, the goal is to show you how you can take your summer pieces and turn them into fall or winter outfits with just a little bit of creativity and shopping your own closet.
All the pieces seen above were already in my closet, I just mixed and matched to create two fall outfits I’ve never worn before.
In summer I commit to wear as few clothes as possible while still staying modest of course. At the start of the summer it’s an adventure in minimalism. A challenge to tone back my outfit depth and let the pieces speak for themselves. By the end of summer, however, I’m just bored with it all. Bring on the layers and accessories and *some* patterns.
This first summer outfit has been on repeat for me this year. It’s definitely French-Inspired and I couldn’t love it more. My style is trending to warmer colors for this upcoming season, but a pair of navy shorts has a soft spot in my heart.
For summer, I opted for a simple sleeveless blouse, mules and otherwise minimal makeup and accessories. Fall is an easy transition using many of the same pieces.
Add tights under the shorts for some warmth, throw on a sweater over the sleeveless blouse, and add some statement accessories like a hat, scarf, and boots.
This second look is a bit sportier – something that I would pull out for a day of meetings and errands – both for summer and fall.
One of the problems with summer is the outside may be blazing hot but indoors the A/C is always on full blast so I actually like to wear pants or dressy leggings when I have a full day out and about.
Start building your look around a pair of black pants. Add a t shirt for comfort and fun sneakers for a more casual look. Fall time you have the option not to sweat off a blazer so add that along with a pair of heeled boots just for fun.