That sundress you got on vacation, the ripped white skinnies you wore to every summer concert, the slip dress that kept you cool through the hottest of summer nights—there are some summer staples that are hard to pack up once the cool weather hits. Luckily, Fashion Fabrics Club has some easy tips on extending the life of your favorite summer pieces.
1. Add a pair of leggings
Even the most brightly colored summer dresses can get a fall makeover; the key is dialing down the loudness and, of course, adding warmth. Try adding a pair of spandex leggings or textured tights to the mix and top it all off with a pair of lace-up boots.
2. Go tone on tone
Wearing white after Labor Day is no longer a fashion faux pas; in fact, it’s highly encouraged from the fashion elite. This fall, style mavens will be making their favorite summer whites fall-ready by pairing them with off-whites, creams, and light tans.
3. Swap cotton for cashmere
Distressed denim and an easy cotton T is a natural go-to in the summer, an easy no-brainer that can go from errands to impromptu date night with a simple shoe swap. For fall, try switching the cotton T for cashmere, it still has that same insouciantly chic appeal but adds a luxe note to the look, not to mention incredible warmth.
4. Toss on a T
All those silk slip dresses you stocked up on this summer to combat the most unbearable sticky days can be easily carried into fall. In fact, it’s a major trend this year. Simply toss on a cotton T-shirt or turtleneck (depending on the chill factor) and find your slip instantly transformed, and completely of-the-moment.
5. Accessorize with knits
Beanies, chunky scarves, kitted tights—knitted pieces can take so many lightweight items into the cool-weather months. Try a chunky knit sweater with your favorite cut offs (add tights underneath for an another layer of warmth), an oversized knitted cardigan over a sundress, or a cropped knit sweater with your go-to summer maxi skirt.