TRY THESE FALL OUTFITS: Keep Wearing Your Favorite Dresses As the Temps Drop
The easy, breezy days of summer may be over, but that hasn’t stopped us from wearing dresses almost every day of the week. Dresses are effortless, a truly one-and-done style you can just throw on and go, so it makes sense that we wouldn’t want to give them up for the next three to six months. Give your dresses a second life in a new season, plus stay warm and cozy with these five transitional dress looks.
1. Knee-high boots + Shirtdress + Scarf
Take your dresses into fall by pairing them with knee-high boots. No jacket required. We love this country take on the look with a short-sleeve shirtdress and rain boots. Add a pop-pattern scarf and elegant top-handle bag to complete the look.
–Where to wear it: apple picking, pumpkin patch, fall festival.
–Best shirtdress brands: Madewell, LOFT, Gap.
2. Trench coat + Summer denim dress
Nothing says ‘fall is here’ quite like the classic trench. Pair yours over your favorite summer denim dress. For extra warmth, layer a long-sleeve tee underneath and wear cute socks with your ankle booties. Find out other ways to wear a trench coat!
–Where to wear it: pumpkin latte run, farmer’s market, lunch date.
–Best denim dresses brands: H&M, Old Navy, J.Crew.
3. Blazer + Midi dress + Brown booties
Summer brights are easily tamed down with fall’s classic tweed pattern. Take your summer style hero and elevate it to profesh status with a sophisticated blazer. Swap your sandals and cross-body bag for heeled booties and a structured tote.
4. Long coat + Shiftdress + Black booties
Take fall dresses into winter by layering like a pro. A long, elegant car coat left open and a chunky infinity scarf will keep you cozy without adding bulk. Just pair with black tights and booties. If you’re still feeling the chill, a knit beanie will always do the trick.
–Where to wear it: walk to work, outdoor concert, hot chocolate break.
–Best shift dresses brands: Zara, Banana Republic, The Limited.
5. Sundress + Jean jacket + Flats
A summer to fall transition wouldn’t be complete without the jean jacket. Endlessly versatile, the jean jacket is a quick pop-over for all your summertime dresses. Perfect weight, goes with everything, and it lends a cool edge to ladylike prints. On your feet? Simple flats, please!
–Where to wear it: weekend brunch, shopping trip, day date.
–Best dress brands with prints: Anthropologie, Free People, Karen Walker.
What styles are you dying to wear in fall and winter? What are your favorite styles of dresses to wear all year round? Tell us and we’ll find ways to wear them.