Transitional Outfits to Bring You From Summer to Fall

Autumn style is one of our favorite times of the year. You’re coming from warm weather, vacations, and travel and heading towards much cooler weather and the holidays to come. As the weather cools down, transitional outfits are essential to get you from sweltering summer to fall and winter. These looks are some of the featured creations our stylists absolutely love. Here are our favorite outfits to bring you from summer to fall.

1. Button-Up Shirt & Linen Shorts

Joselina Optic White Frayed Button-Up Shirt ($98)

 Ariel Vintage Lavender Paperbag Short ($68)

We wanted to start our transitional outfit ideas with a simple, neutral style. A white button-up blouse with high-waisted linen shorts is polished but effortless. Look for a draping blouse made of softer materials to avoid a stiff ensemble. Opt for shorts in fun colors with unique details to spice up your outfit. Tuck just the front of your blouse into your shorts and let it hang out in a long tail over the back. If you’re wondering about shoes for this summer to fall transition outfit, consider an over-the-knee boot that shows a little bit of skin below the shorts.

2. Blouse & Wide-Leg Pants

An ideal transitional outfit, you have tons of options when it comes to colors, prints, and cuts. We love a printed blouse paired with wide-leg pants in a bold color! Keep the materials lightweight and loose to keep the outfit breathable on warmer days. The best part about this look is how easy it is to layer once the weather cools down. Wear it into work, and then throw on a blazer as you leave for happy hour.

3. Sweater & Midi Skirt

Featured on social media by fashion influencers everywhere, this is a popular transitional outfit because it looks so good! Your midi skirt will provide some breathability, while a loose-knit sweater will keep you cozy without making you overheat. Throw on some booties and you have the perfect look.

4. Denim Jacket, Tee, & Skirt

Delice Coral Stripe Short-Sleeve Tee ($48)

Gloria Grey Stone Denim Jacket ($98)

Our last summer to fall transitional outfit idea pairs a few different favorites together for a unique mixed print look. If you know how to mix prints like a pro, grab your favorite printed tee and skirt, and then throw a denim jacket over them. Need a little help picking the perfect patterns to go together? We love pairing stripes and polka dots. Find these two patterns in matching colors to create an effortless outfit that looks like it was made as a set.

Since you’re mixing and matching fall and summer fashions, consider wearing a pair of sandals to keep everything light and airy. The minute you step into an air-conditioned space or the sun goes down, the denim jacket will keep you comfortable.

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