Summer to Fall Transition

Hello friend!

As you know from reading my End of Season Blues post, I don’t like to see seasons change, particularly summer to fall. Fall transition in my wardrobe is difficult and often delayed. This is partially due to the fact that it will still be hot in Southern California well into October. So while the rest of the fashion community is donning their boots and sweaters, I am stuck with a dilemma.

I want to transition to wearing fall items. However, I truly cannot due to the warm weather. So how do I remedy that? Simply put, I start mixing “fall” colors with my summer pieces. I keep wearing my lightweight summer pieces while incorporating deeper and warmer colors in items of clothing and/or accessories.

This H&M shirt is perfect for fall transition. It already incorporates the beautiful colors of wine and gold. Both of these colors scream fall. Therefore it was very easy for me to make the outfit a “fall transition” outfit, even if I paired it with a sky blue skirt. Note the accessories: they are not incidental. I chose a gold bag to echo the gold in the shirt. Also the color and texture of the shoes give a nod to fall. There’s just something about suede that feels like autumn!

Fall transition outfit with H&M blue leaf print shirt and j crew pencil skirt with mustard louis vuitton bag and camel Sam Edelman flatsIn this next outfit, I paired my very summer coral skirt with this mixed blue plaid shirt. While the plaid shirt has a lot of blues, it also has some reds and oranges. These tones help to warm up the overall look. Adding the camel bag clues us in to the time of year. All together, the outfit perfectly walks the line between summer and fall.

Fall transition outfit with J crew plaid shirt, pearls and J crew coral pencil skirt and leopard studded heels Fall transition outfit with J crew plaid shirt, pearls and J crew coral pencil skirt

This Antropologie skirt is one that can be worn year around in Los Angeles. The colors truly lend it to be quite flexible. In spring and summer I wear it with blues and aquas. In autumn and winter with oranges, tans and burgundies. On a warm fall day, I can pair it with a gladiator sandal and a rich mustard cardigan providing me with a fall color palate as well as hot weather comfort.

Fall transition outfit with J Crew jackie mustard cardigan and anthropologie skirt

And finally I have this option. This skirt from The Limited is a quintessential summer to fall item. It has both warm and cool colors mixed in. So during the last days of summer, I will pair it with mint. Once fall is in full swing, I can pair it with warmer tones such as nudes and camels. Either way, the skirt is the perfect fall transition piece.

Fall transition outfit with The Limited maroon and mint print skirt with J Crew Factory crochet top

As you can see, it can be quite easy to transition to fall while still wearing your summer pieces. Remember to mix in fall colors, play with textures and don’t forget the accessories! How are you transitioning your outfits for fall? Please let me know.

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