As we inch closer to September, it’s time to reorganize our closets and stow away some summer styles to make room for our beloved fall pieces. I must say that transitioning from one season to the next is not a totally big deal for most Californians, especially for desert dwellers like myself. Honestly, I wear summer clothing probably 90% of the time throughout the year because the average December temperature in Palm Springs is still a pretty comfortable 70 degrees. I do get cold easily though – so there’s that… anything below 75 calls for having layers on hand and ready to wear. Have you begun your wardrobe refresh in time for fall yet? Tackle the warm days & chilly nights with these 5 summer-to-fall staples that will ensure a seamless transition into the new season!
Knit, Tweed, & Boucle Dresses
These thicker dresses are nice to have when transitioning into a cooler climate. They layer really well with other autumn-appropriate basics. The possibilities are endless – you could wear a long-sleeved shirt underneath, or cozy up with a warm jacket or a shawl over the dress. These silhouettes are often super chic and comfortable worn over tights or leggings. I’m a big fan of tweed and boucle dresses for fancier occasions like date nights, family gatherings, or weddings (think Coco Chanel!).
Open-toed mules have been a hit this summer, and I don’t plan on putting mine to rest this fall. They are so fashionable no matter how you wear them – with tights, jeans, leggings, dresses – you name it! If you invest in quality mules, they are extremely comfortable to walk in. My favorite kinds are the ones with just a bit of heel for that extra touch of elegance. I always joke and say that they’re my one-step-up from the everyday flip flops that I wear casually to walk the dogs. Mules are just as easy to slip on, but work wonders in elevating an everyday outfit. Sometimes, the shoes are what make all the difference to complete your look!
Personally, I invest in neutrals a lot because I can always count on them to carry me in style from one season to the next. They also offer a wide range of styling options. Some neutral colors I often wear during the autumn months include olive, burgundy, brown, white, off-white, tan, taupe, black, and grey. If you are looking to upgrade your handbag or splurge on a new pair of shoes for the upcoming season, consider getting one in a neutral color because you’ll be able to wear them into the rest of the year too. Seasonal pieces are fun, but there’s nothing like spending on investment pieces that will stay relevant through the changing seasons. Who’s with me?
And there you have it – the top 5 summer-to-fall staples that my closet is never without! I recently thrifted a couple pretty textured dresses and cannot wait to share them with you guys. Stay tuned for that 🙂
What are some of your favorite summer-to-fall closet staples?