9 Chic Ways to Transition to Fall

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9 Chic Ways to Transition to Fall
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When the temperatures dip, covering up doesn’t mean sacrificing style for warmth. Even though summer is over, you don’t have to move your favorite warm-weather pieces to the back of your closet just yet. Find out how to transition your wardrobe into the fall season by putting an autumn twist on your summer staples.

The Layering Tank
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The Layering Tank

Summer is the season to stock up on tank tops, but you can still get some mileage out of these pieces come fall. Layer two tank tops for a bit more warmth and top the look off with a cardigan or pullover sweater, like “Modern Family” actress Julie Bowen. Layered tank tops are great for casual outings and lazy Sundays, but you can easily dress them up with a statement necklace and a pair of heels.

Shorts
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Shorts

It may not be the time of year to bare skin anymore, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear shorts. To make your summer shorts fall-friendly, wear tights underneath. Not only is this look spunky, but the warm layer of fabric covering your legs will keep you from freezing. Take style notes from Natasha Lyonne and pair the layered ensemble with a patterned blazer. Complete the look with heels like Lyonne for a work-appropriate ensemble that easily makes the transition from day to night. If your shorts are black like Lyonne’s, experiment with tight patterns and designs.

Crop Tops
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Crop Tops

What’s wonderful about a crop top is its versatility. Pair a crop top with high-waisted pants and a pair of neon heels like Kristen Stewart for a fall look that’s sexy and elegant. Don a crop top and a high-waisted maxi-skirt and you’ve got yourself a date-ready ensemble composed of stunning style separates.

Floral Prints
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Floral Prints

It may not be the time of year to grow flowers in your garden, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t the right time to nourish a floral collection in your closet. Pair your floral pieces with colored jeans like Bailey Noble for a fall look that is bright without being flashy. If the floral piece is sleeveless, add an earth-toned sweater for warmth to complete an ensemble that’s cute and cozy.

High-Waisted Shorts
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High-Waisted Shorts

Don’t put away your high-waisted shorts away just yet. Take advantage of the lingering sunshine and create an outfit that those warm fall days. Gain inspiration from Hannah Herzsprung, who pairs mid-thigh chambray shorts with a collared blouse and bangles to create a preppy look that could have been styled by Jenna Lyons herself.

Neon Accessories
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Neon Accessories

The neon trend exploded this summer, and now our closets are filled with bright pinks and oranges that may seem impossible to incorporate into our fall wardrobes. While this season may not be ideal to wear your neon dress, it is appropriate to sport a burst of neon in the form of an accessory, just like actress Isabelle Fuhrman.

Pastels
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Pastels

Pastels are great colors for transitioning from summer to fall. These subtle hues work well for office-appropriate dresses, blouses and even denim. Pair your pastel pieces with natural colors so the pastels are not upstaged. Gain inspiration from Katie Lowes who pairs her A-line pastel dress with a white blazer for a cool-weather ensemble that’s office-ready.

Maxi-dress
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Maxi-dress

This breezy warm-weather staple can easily be carried over into your autumn wardrobe. The maxi-dress is perfect for fall because it covers your legs while also flattering your figure, leaving you bundled up yet sexy. Wear your maxi-dress out to brunch with a pair of flats or on date night with a pair of heels like Sophia Paulmier.

Wedges
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Wedges

The wedge is the perfect shoe because it shapes your legs without making it difficult to walk. Don’t give up your wedges for the fall season. Instead of wearing your wedges with a miniskirt, pair them with colored jeans like Holly Robinson Peete, or a knee-length skirt to retain that coveted long-legged look of summer.

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