HOW TO WEAR YOUR SUMMER DRESSES INTO FALL!
Technically it's autumn, but don't worry summer dresses aren't a thing from the past. We can continue to wear our favorites and feel like some part of summer is still with us. How do you like that? I'm all for it because I can't deny my love for both, the hottest season and a pretty bright colored dress. It's MAGIC!
I want to keep this magic alive through the fall/winter months as long as possible, so today I'm sharing with you how you too can easily wear your dresses into autumn. Are you up for the challenge or should I say, are you ready to bring summer back? hahaha
Some of my favorite dress styles are a shirt dress, off the shoulders, a button down and a sweater dress. You'll see them here, in a bit. Meanwhile, I would love to know if you've already seen any sights of autumn in your city? Anything from colored leaves to a pumpkin patch? I recently saw a sign that said "fall sale" at a supermarket...does that count? haha
When your legs need a little warmth, add tights!
I promise this makes a whole lot of a difference. Tights will keep your ankles feeling warm and your legs looking amazing.
Honestly, I love adding a pair of tights because they bring some sort of autumn feel to my dress and I like that. Usually, I go for fishnets or a lovely print like sheer florals or polka-dots. There are really cute options out there, which can totally play a significant part in your outfit. If you choose a bold print, go with more neutral colors when it comes to your outfit. However, if you wear an all black dress with black boots, why not let your legs have all the fun?!
One thing is for sure...you won't see someone wearing tights with their dress during the summer. This is a pretty autumn touch, which you should take advantage of wearing right now.
Add a Jacket
Here is where your favorite outerwear can come into play because this season allows it. Dust off your bomber, denim, leather and suede jackets because they look the BOMB over any dress. Really, you can hardly get this wrong! By adding your favorite jacket, you'll have more of these fall vibes, which we're aiming for. Plus, a jacket always comes in handy especially during the evening.
I like to choose my jacket based on the dress I'm wearing. You see, if my dress is a bright coral or yellow shade (which 100% usually is), I get a dark colored jacket. And the opposite applies just because I like there to be balance in my outfit scheme.
Got to love hats! I know I do because they're the simplest, coolest type of accessory your outfit needs during this season. All it takes is one hat to feel like you've got autumn wrapped around your finger. Even more, they look awesome when combined with a dress!
Beanies, wool fedoras or berets are just ideal. Throwing one on immediately makes you feel like you're part of some sort of fashion campaign. One time when I wore my beige baker boy hat, a woman walked by and said, "Your hat makes the outfit. You look like a model." I smiled at that because I knew she totally understood the power and effect this accessory has.
We call autumn "boots season" for a reason. Any guesses why? haha I'm more than sure you know the answer, but how fun is it to go from summer wedges to your adorable booties. I mean just visualizing my favorite pair gets me excited. Imagine what happens when I actually wear them! Ayyy Mi Dios!
What's your favorite pair of boots? Shape, color, detail...tell me everything!
For autumn, I love seeing dresses being worn with boots. It's the kind of combination that surprises me every time because years ago I would never have thought about it or seen it in all its light. Now, I feel the opposite and praise whoever decides to bring both summer and fall into one outfit.
Will you continue wearing your summer dresses throughout the fall? What's your favorite way to style it?
See you again in October with more fall tips and outfit ideas!
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