Ready for that crisp fall feeling? Me too – and the stores are full of fun fall outfits to buy right now. But what to do if summer weather keeps hanging around? Problem solved! All you need are a few transition pieces that you can incorporate into your summer wardrobe and then easily transition to fall outfits when the weather turns cooler. Here are 5 great pieces that you can wear now in summer and then later this fall.
August is a weird time in Atlanta. It’s still brutally hot, but the kids go back to school as early as the last week in July in the Atlanta area so fall activities start ramping up and summer activities start to wind down.
I personally have felt like the summer clothes I’ve been wearing are starting to feel old and tired. I’m ready to pep up my wardrobe a bit, but with what? I don’t want to buy more summer clothes that I’m just going to wear for a month or so and it’s still way too hot for fall outfits. What to do?
Fortunately, I’ve found some clothing items online that are perfect to wear now and all through fall. I’m showing here how you can wear each piece now, during the dog dogs of summer, and this fall when the air finally turns crisp and chilly. Which piece do you like best?
Wide Leg Cropped Jumpsuit
Wear it Bare Now and Add a Turtleneck for Fall
I’ve only recently been brave enough to join the jumpsuit trend, but this one from Banana Republic is just about perfect. The black and white plaid looks fresh now and goes perfectly with fall colors later. And it’s sleeveless so it’s comfy now but easily warmed up with a layer underneath this fall.
This jumpsuit is a really versatile piece. I’m showing it here as a professional outfit, but you could dress it down with sneakers and a jean jacket and it would still look really cute.
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Perfect with Shorts in Summer and Jeans in the Fall
I’m a huge fan of Lucky Brand tops. They all have an easy boho feel that I feel really comfortable. So, of course, I love this flowy 3/4 length sleeve blouse which looks great paired with shorts now and equally great paired with a cozy sweater and jeans this fall.
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Olive Jeans and Tee
Perfect for Summer and Fall
Anything olive-colored is a perfect summer to fall transitional piece. There’s something about the color that looks comfy in the summer heat and crisp in the cool temps of fall. I love this really casual look with the jeans and logo tee and I appreciate it how simply switching out the shoes and purse can make the outfit fall-appropriate and adds just a touch of glam.
Speaking of purses, how cute is that circle orange crossbody? Circle bags are really big these days and this unique piece could easily go from summer to fall as well.
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Wide-Legged Crop Pants
Sweet in Summer and Tough in Fall
These wide-legged crop pants are one of the hottest looks for late summer and fall. Get a jump on the look by pairing it with a simple halter and light accessories this summer and then toughen it up this fall with a motorcycle jacket (another hot item for this fall) and pumps that mean business.
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Burgandy Sheath Dress
Simply Switch Accessories to Move from Summer to Fall
I’m a big fan of freshening my late summer wardrobe with pieces I can wear now in fall colors. If I waited until it actually got cold in Atlanta before switching over to fall colors, I’d be wearing pastels until Thanksgiving. So this Burgandy Sheath Dress is a perfect late summer to fall transition piece. I can lighten it up with summer accessories and then switch to darker colors in the fall.
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