Transition Your Outfits From Summer to Fall: Tip #1

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How To Transition Your Outfits From Summer to Fall

Today is the first day of the Fall Shop Your Closet Challenge, and it’s not too late to join! Each day I’m sharing an inspiration outfit to give you new outfit ideas. The goal is to see what you already own so you can create your own version of these outfits and make them work for you based on what’s already in your closet, your weather, lifestyle, preferences and personal style. Each outfit is Minimal Classic, and you get to put your own Twist on it!

This season’s Shop Your Closet Challenge is all about how to transition your outfits from summer to fall during this bumper season when the weather can be so unpredictable. It might be 100 degrees at your house, and it might be cold and rainy. Some of you will get snow in October when others are still in shorts. No matter what the weather is doing, you are craving fall fashion, and this week I’m sharing my tips to dress for fall, even if Mother Nature isn’t cooperating.

Join me each day this week (8.30.21 – 9.4.21) at 1pm ET on the Stunning Style Facebook page or the FREE Capsule Wardrobes for Classic Style Facebook Group for another Special Live and the next tip to transition your outfits from summer to fall!

Tip #1 - Add a Layer

My first tip is to add a layer. In today’s outfit it’s a cardigan that brings a pop of color and a fall vibe. No, I haven’t lost my mind (yet). I know it’s in the 90s and about 5000% humidity, but unless you are outside all day, the weather inside is whatever the thermostat says it is. And if you’re anything like me, the air conditioning in summer feels like you live in a refrigerator, and a layer is a necessity anyway. Here are some examples on how to make it work for you.

Choose Lightweight Layer

This is Olivia Palermo, I love her style! She’s wearing a black tee shirt, black shorts and a lightweight cardigan.

Olivia Palermo wearing a lightweight layer to transition your outfit from summer to fall.

Try a Sleeveless Layer

Here she is wearing a sleeveless blazer. This is perfectly office-appropriate for those of you who do work in a dressier setting.

Olivia Palermo wearing a sleevless layer to transition your outfit from summer to fall.

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Look for a Short Sleeve Layer

In these examples she’s wearing a short sleeve jacket with a lace top underneath, but you don’t have to wear something with sleeves poking below it. 

Olivia Palermo wearing a lightweight layer to transition your outfit from summer to fall.
Olivia Palermo wearing a lightweight layer.

Go for the Faux Layering Look

The next thing you could wear is something that looks like it’s layered, but it’s really all one piece. You get the credit of layers, but without the extra heat. In this outfit it looks like she’s wearing a shirt with a sleeveless vest or jacket over it, but it’s actually one piece. 

Olivia Palermo wearing a lightweight layer.

It Doesn’t Have to Be a Topper

You don’t have to wear what you may typically think of as a layer. It doesn’t have to be a denim jacket, a cardigan or a puffer vest. You can wear something like a sheer blouse or a mesh sweater with a cami underneath. Olivia’s outfits are very breathable but she’s still getting that layered look and that always speaks of fall.

Olivia Palermo wearing a lightweight layer to transition your outfit from summer to fall.
Olivia Palermo wearing a lightweight layer to transition your outfit from summer to fall.

Keep Everything Else Shorter

To make sure you aren’t overheating, the last tip to make layers work in warm weather is to keep everything else shorter. You can wear shorts, a dress or skirt, or push your sleeves up to keep cool. That extra layer dimension still says fall, but it’s still comfortable and weather appropriate. 

Olivia Palermo wearing a lightweight layer to transition your outfit from summer to fall.
Olivia Palermo wearing a lightweight layer to transition your outfit from summer to fall.

I hope this gave you some ideas on how you can incorporate layers into these transition months if the weather is not quite ready for fall, and you are!

If you can’t even think about wearing a cardigan without overheating, I’ll be sharing a new tip each day this week, so join me at 1 pm ET each day for more ideas to transition your outfits to fall because the next tip could be the perfect one for you.

The doors to the Society are open!

The doors the to Stunning Style Society are open as of today, and the Fall Wardrobe Guide is out and available. The members received it on Saturday and they are LOVING it! I create 100 outfits and put them on a calendar for you and the first several outfits are transition outfits. I’ve already done the work for you, taken these tips and created transition outfits for you so you don’t even have to think about it or pick your outfit (how nice does that sound?). Learn more about the Society and the Fall Classic Wardrobe Guide by clicking here

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