How To Transition Your Summer Wardrobe Into Fall

Think you need to buy a whole new wardrobe for fall? Think again. With a few key additions and some strategic styling tips, many of your favorite summer pieces can be reworked for cooler weather. Last week, we showed you some straight-from-the-runway ideas for wearing your summer dresses, shorts, pants and skirts in cooler weather. Today, we offer a checklist of must-own items to help transition your summer favorites for fall:



Regular readers of StyleBakery are well aware of our love affair with scarves. Not only is a scarf ideal for warding off a chill, but it adds an instant dash of chic to your look. Whether you tie yours artfully or drape it effortlessly, the addition of a scarf allows you to get more mileage from summer dresses, t-shirts and lightweight sweaters as the weather cools.


A great jacket is the perfect addition to help transition summer dresses, skirts and sleeveless tops for fall. This season, look for everything from a casual denim jacket to an edgy leather motorcycle jacket or boyfriend blazer.


It’s no secret that a sweater adds instant warmth to your look. Whether you layer a thin turtleneck under your summer dress or layer a belted cardigan over it, your options are endless when it comes to adding a knit to your look.


There’s no need to suffer with bare legs when the temperature drops, hosiery couldn’t be hotter this fall. The fall runways featured everything from sheer hosiery to funky patterns, prints and embellishments from virtually every designer this year.


Add a pair of boots to everything from a floral dress to white jeans and you’ll be wearing your summer favorites through the fall. Whether you prefer ankle boots and booties or knee high, riding and cowboy styles, you can’t go wrong.

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