We’ve officially waved goodbye to the hot summer months, and are slowly acclimatising to
the colder months ahead. The good news is that you don’t necessarily need to pack away all of your summer clothes just yet. In fact, you can easily transition some of your summer items into the autumn, even if it’s just with a few small tweaks.
ADD TIGHTS TO YOUR SUMMER OUTFIT
Tights are one of the easiest and most affordable ways to transition your favourite summer outfits into autumn ones. You can also play around with colour and texture. You do not necessarily need to stick to plain black opaque tights. Navy, burgundy, or patterned tights can work very well to add a pop of ‘autumn’ to your summer outfits. As we head
closer to winter and the weather starts to get colder, you can opt for cable-knit versions to keep you warm and snug too.
DON’T PACK UP YOUR MAXI DRESSES JUST YET
Maxi dresses are not only great for breezy summer evenings, but they’re also perfect for styling up as the temperatures start to dip. Depending on the style of the dress, you can layer your favourite summer maxi over a long-sleeved top, or alternatively, throw on a light denim jacket or even a chunky knit jumper, along with a waist belt for added warmth.
Layering is one of the best ways to ensure that your favourite summer outfits can still be worn for another few weeks – and they are also great for those surprisingly warm autumn days, when you may have mistakenly overdressed. Invest in a light jacket, such as a denim or leather jacket, which can easily been worn over a summer dress for a casual look. Long-line cardigans also work really well with your favourite summer pieces. If you’re after a more formal outfit, opt for a smart blazer, worn over your favourite summer office wear. As it starts to get even colder, a classic trench coat is a great piece for the autumn that never goes out of style.
INCORPORATE RICHER, AUTUMNAL COLOURS INTO YOUR
Traditionally, autumn is associated with deeper and earthier colours, such as khaki, navy, and burgundy. Mustard and other yellow-toned shades are also set to be popular this autumn, which is great for adding some brightness to a traditionally darker autumn wardrobe. You can instantly transform a pastel summer outfit into one that’s more autumn appropriate, by incorporating some of these deeper autumnal shades. For example, burgundy looks great with pastel pink shades, whilst pastel blue and navy together create a classic combination, which is almost always guaranteed to work.
TRANSITION OUT OF YOUR SUMMER SANDALS
As the wetter autumn season sets in, one of the first summer pieces you’ll probably need to wave goodbye to is your sandals. Simply replacing your trusty summer sandals with a pair of trainers can instantly make your outfit more autumn-appropriate, whilst a pair of loafers or ankle boots can also work very well with your summer outfits and will ensure that you can get some more wear out of them before packing them away and making room
for a more cosy winter wardrobe.
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