A new season is just around the corner. Summer days are getting shorter and chilly days are coming. A little advance planning can make your wardrobe transition from summer to fall a breeze with versatile fashion favorites. Here’s some tips & ideas:

Take Inventory Before the Season Change

The beginning of fall is a great time to take stock of your wardrobe and assess which items you need to invest in and which pieces are standing the test of the time, according to The Zoe Report.  You can still keep warm weather favorites on heavy rotation when the temperatures start to drop.

Elle has released their 2015 Fall Trend Fashion guide which is full of new looks to try this season.

Learn to Layer

Chances are, you will see lots of layering going on right now. Having a fashionable layer on hand ready for any unexpected change of weather is a smart move. A scarf, shawl or light cardigan are the stylish answer to unpredictable weather. Try a chunky cable knit sweater over a favorite summer dress and pair with lace-up ankle boots and a printed, oversized scarf. Top with a leather jacket when it gets colder. Layers add color and even dress-up denim for casual Fridays.

Pointelle Dot Cardigan by Midnight Velvet Style

Goodbye Tanks, Hello Tunics

Look to fashionable tops with sheer layers or three-quarter sleeves to keep your cool when it’s warm and some warmth when evenings are chilly. Airy, crocheted tunics top figure-hugging camisoles. Lightweight cardigans pair beautifully over bright sleeveless tops. And breezy dusters take the place of a light jacket in a snap. A new top can also capture the colors of the upcoming season without going all-in. Your bottom can of course fluctuate with the temperature proposed for the day. Choose to wear warmer colors or prints. A southwest or animal print would be just right to transition beautifully, and it pairs well with a solid-colored, light sweater for crisp mornings.

Ikat Studded Top by Midnight Velvet Style

Get the Blues

Denim is the perfect choice this time of year. It comes in all shapes and sizes, from appliqué and lace on denim skirts to stylish vests and cropped capris to classic denim shorts. A denim duster is the answer for unpredictable weather.

Jacinda Denim Duster

Black & White

Black and white is trending now. The classic pairing is a wonderful way to seamlessly melt into fall. Channel your wild side with a zebra print skirt or pair a ruffled top with unique palazzo pants. It’s the color combination that can go anywhere, anytime.

wearing black & white is a great idea to help transition your wardrobe from summer to fall

Handbag Happy

How about just adding a new purse or handbag for a quick makeover? Prints to plain, there’s options for every style. Choose a fall color to update a summer black dress. It’s the quick transformation you’ll use again and again.

a new fall-inspired handbag will help transition your wardrobe from summer to fall

 

Tell us in the comments below which idea you’re going to try!

Also, get ideas & tips on how to transition your home from summer to fall here.