The changing of seasons means transitioning your wardrobe. Transitioning your wardrobe for fall is easier said than done, especially when you’re trying to save money for the upcoming holiday season! However, a new season doesn’t necessarily mean you have to buy all new apparel. Before packing away your summer favorites, check out our tips on reusing summertime clothes and easy ways to build your fall wardrobe!

Accessories

Women wearing scarves.

The catalyst to transitioning your wardrobe for the fall, accessories are a must! Instead of buying outfits for the new season, buy fall accessories to get the seasonal look without paying the seasonal price.  

Scarves are at the top of our list! With dozens of ways to wear scarves, it is the perfect embellishment for the fall. Make sure your scarf collection includes a variety of colors, textures, and prints.

Maxi Skirts and Dresses

Maxi dresses are known as a summer staple, but that doesn’t mean they have to stay in summer! If you have lots of sleeveless maxi dresses, add a cute cardiganjacket, or blazer for extra warmth. It has also become more common to see women wearing a crisp white T-shirt under a maxi dress with straps. It adds coverage in a stylish, subtle way. Also, transition these fluid dresses for fall with boots instead of your regular heels or sandals. This shoe switch makes your outfit more appropriate for fall.

Women modeling maxi dresses.

 

Shorts

Wait; what? Shorts in the fall? Yes! You may think shorts aren’t fit for fall, but they are. The key is pairing them with classic fall clothing. It includes knee-high socks, tights, or a long sleeve shirt. With the right balance, you’ll forget that you originally bought them for the summer.

 

Women wearing shorts for fall.

Boots

Close ups of fall boots.

A great pair of boots is a footwear staple that should be in every woman’s closet, especially for the fall. From riding boots to ankle boots, there are dozens of styles to choose from. The most important thing is durability. You should splurge on your boots. You want your fall shoes to carry you through the harsh winter weather, and not fall apart at the first sign of rain.

Wedges

Women wearing wedge shoes for fall.

In most places, fall means wet weather. Walking on slippery sidewalks and pavement is not an easy task, so it’s not easy when you’re in heels. Boots may function better in the rain, but as much as we try, not all outfits look good with boots. Don’t sacrifice your style. Instead of settling for boots that don’t match, bust out your wedges for fall. They may not be as warm as boots, but they are certainly just as comfortable. We recommend closed-toe wedges for those of you who are concerned about having cold toes.

Crop Tops

Crop tops paired with structured jackets for fall.

How in the world can you make a crop top appropriate for the fall? Easy; just pair it with a cute structured jacket! By buttoning up the coat, you create a stunning dressy look from a very casual top—not to mention it keeps your belly unexposed and warm!

Tights

If you like to keep your legs warm in the fall like the rest of us, then you need to invest in tights. Instantly make your look chic and stylish by wearing tights underneath a short summer dress or with your favorite shorts. To master this style, make sure your tights aren’t too clingy or loud.

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By transforming your summer clothes to look suitable for the fall, you save time because you don’t have to store as many items away. You also save money because you don’t have to buy as many new things for the new season.