8 Accessories to Transition Your Style from Summer to Fall

Brianna Kozlarek / Thursday August 23, 2018

2018 is flying by, and fall is quickly approaching. Get ready for pumpkin spice lattes, refreshing, crisp breezes and a wardrobe transition. While a change in season is a great excuse to go shopping for new clothes, you can still get lots of great wear out of the items you already have in your closet — including your favorite summer pieces.

Take the time to identify the pieces you love, so you can come up with fall-friendly outfits that include those and other heavier knits and autumn hues. Everything from your favorite tank or your new printed maxi dress to the kimono you wear with almost everything can make its way into your new fall wardrobe, too. Read on for 8 accessories that will help you transition your style from summer to fall.

1. Boots

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Quickly turn a warm outfit into a fall-approved look by adding your favorite pair of boots. Get more wear out of your summer dresses by throwing on a cardigan and add a pair of knee-high suede boots or tall riding boots, depending on the length of the dress.

Leather boots are also a great transition piece you can wear with jeans, dresses or a skirt. You want to show off those tanned legs for as long as you can, so take advantage of this tip.

2. Turtlenecks

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A turtleneck is a staple piece during your transition from summer to fall — really, it’s a staple almost year-round. Layer it with your favorite dresses or pair it with a chic blazer. Your favorite denim skirt would also go perfectly with a neutral turtleneck. Add a silk scarf for that special touch or pop of color.

3. Chic Blazers and Jackets

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A blazer can look a long way, especially if you’re trying to get more wear out of a cute camisole or summertime romper. Throw on a statement blazer to tie a look together that’s more sophisticated and can keep you warm if necessary. Jackets are diverse and can fit any occasion. If you have a favorite leather jacket, fall is the time to pair it with dresses and denim minis.

4. Kimonos and Ponchos

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Kimonos and ponchos are the perfect accessories to go on top of your favorite short sleeve dresses and tanks. These pieces are both light-weight, easy to take off and on and don’t take up a lot of space like bulky jackets. There are also lots of assorted styles to choose from, like solid colors, patterns, long and short options, lace detail and more. Pair a paisley poncho with a solid shirt underneath to dress up a more casual look.

5. Tights

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Never underestimate the power of a good pair of tights. They can turn virtually any look into a warmer one, without you having to give up your favorite dresses and skirts. Have fun with tights and go for bold colors, opaque, sheers and even fun patterned options.

6. The Oversized Bag

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You can carry a classic oversized bag from season to season, so don’t put yours at the top of your closet just yet. Bright and fun bags are more than acceptable during those darker months, and they make it easy to mix and match with different pieces of your wardrobe.

7. Scarves

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A lightweight scarf can be the perfect accent to a summer dress you’re wearing in the fall. Think about fall trends like plaid, florals, stripes or leopard print — you can instantly transform a summer dress into a trendy floral fall look with the right scarf. You can even layer a scarf over a simple tee for a fun, flirty vibe.

8. White Pants

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Say goodbye to that old rule about putting away all your white clothing and accessories after Labor Day and keep your white jeans handy. Add a black top or chic black blazer to a pair of white jeans and heels for a timeless black-and-white look. Metallic and prints are also acceptable when it comes to white jeans, so have a little fun with it.

About the Author

Kacey Bradley is the lifestyle and travel blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts. Along with writing for her blog, she frequently writes for sites like US Travel News, Thought Catalog, Style Me Pretty, Tripping.com and more!

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