5 Easy Hacks To Transition Your Summer Clothes Into Fall

Can you believe it’s almost back-to-school time? Which means fall is just around the corner. In fact, it has been getting colder in the mornings here in Virginia; which makes me a bit excited because fall is my favorite season. I’m sure you’re also starting to think about updating your closet in preparation for the colder months. These fall must-haves will absolutely help you on which staple items to get when you shop! I assure you, you’d get to use them for years to come. You probably know by now that I’m all about practicality and making sure you’d get to wear your clothes A LOT! If you don’t, I actually saved a lot by not getting maternity clothes during my 2 pregnancies; instead, I got a bunch of stuff that I still get to wear 3 years later. Today, I want to talk about how to extend your summer clothes by transitioning different clothing pieces into fall.

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How To Transition Your Summer Clothes Into Fall

In this post, I will be sharing 5 easy hacks to transition your Summer clothes into Fall. The key is to mix Fall clothing pieces with Summer pieces. Check out the easy ways you can still wear your Summer clothes in Fall.

Layer Up With A Fur Vest

Portofino shirt, ripped jeans, fur vest, ankle boots, Burberry haymarket check tote - a genius hack to transition your Summer clothes into Fall

outfit details: similar shirt here // similar vest here // similar jeans here // similar boots here // similar tote here, cheaper option here // sunglasses // necklace

I honestly think every stylish woman should own a fur vest in their closet. Fur vests are so timeless yet so chic and they go with just about anything; not to mention they add elegance to any look. To transition your Summer shirts and dresses during the colder months, wear a fur vest over them.

Wear Tights Underneath Your Shorts

woman wearing Express leopard print sweater, black shorts, lace tights, Marc Fisher ankle boots, Target floppy hat, Chanel GST - a genius hack to transition your Summer clothes into Fall.

outfit details: similar sweater here // similar shorts here // similar tights here // similar boots here // bag (pre-loved), cheaper option here and here // similar hat here // sunglasses // necklace

You don’t have to store your shorts yet when the temperature drops. Other than the fact that tights can be worn underneath skirts and dresses during the colder months, wearing them underneath your shorts so you can still wear those shorts in fall (and winter if you can pull it off) is a great way to transition your Summer shorts into Fall. Opaque and sheer tights will give you that classy look. But if you’re looking for a more fun look, opt for patterned or colored tights instead.

Wear Leather Jacket Over Your Dresses

woman wearing Express dress, BlankNYC embroidered leather jacket, Vince Camuto ankle boots, Gucci soho chain shoulder bag - a genius hack to transition your Summer clothes into Fall

outfit details: similar dress here // similar jacket here // similar boots here // similar bag here, cheaper option here // sunglasses // necklace

There are several ways to transition your Summer dresses into Fall. You can wear a light long-sleeved top, shirt, or a sheer top underneath; or wear a cardigan over it. But my favorite is wearing a leather jacket over a dress because it gives the feminine look a good contrast for an edgier overall look.

Pair Your Denim Skirt With Over The Knee Boots

woman wearing Express turtleneck sweater, ripped denim skirt, Tory Burch over the knee boots, floppy hat, Celine phantom croc embossed luggage tote

outfit details: similar sweater here // similar skirt here // similar boots here // similar hat here // similar sunglasses here // similar tote here (pre-loved), cheaper option here

Fall isn’t all about knitted, leather, and plaid skirts. You can absolutely wear your denim skirts during the colder season too which is a great way to transition your Summer skirts into Fall. Just pair it with your sweater and over the knee boots or tall boots and you’re good to go.

Throw On A Wrap Or Poncho Over Tees

woman wearing Caslon long sleeve tee, Express distressed jeans, Vince Camuto over the knee boots, Eileen Fisher wool wrap, Givenchy nightingale - a genius hack to transition your Summer clothes into Fall.

similar top here // similar wrap here // jeans // similar boots here // sunglasses // similar bag here, cheaper option here

Short-sleeved tees can still be worn in fall by throwing on a wrap or poncho over it; or a light long-sleeved top for colder days. Then pair it with your favorite leggings or skinny jeans. This look isn’t only perfectly easy to recreate, it’s absolutely comfortable and stylish too!

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What did you think of this post? Did you find these looks easy to recreate? What is your favorite look for fall? How do you extend your summer wardrobe to fall? Let me know in the comments. You know I always love to hear from you!

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  1. August 8, 2017 / 9:20 AM

    I love a good poncho or kimono – they’re easy and fun to style from summer to fall! You look gorgeous!

  2. August 8, 2017 / 9:42 AM

    Throwing a wrap over a tee is what I do every fall. It’s such an easy way to transition into fall. Great tip!

  3. Dani Adams-Barry
    August 8, 2017 / 10:07 AM

    Loving that poncho and these tips are great! I can always rely on you to make me look fab. Thanks Belle!

  4. Chantal Lavergne
    August 8, 2017 / 10:17 AM

    Awesome ideas! Keeping them for the after pregnancy lol

  5. Poonam Patel Gill
    August 8, 2017 / 10:32 AM

    You are so right about the faux fur vest. I love wearing a vest to dress up a basic outfit. Cute outfits!

  6. Monika Grunwald
    August 8, 2017 / 10:53 AM

    Great tips! I love that transition period between summer & fall too!

  7. Carolyn
    August 8, 2017 / 11:24 AM

    I love wearing skinny jeans and boots and can’t wait until Fall! Love your tips about jacket over the dress.

  8. August 8, 2017 / 11:43 AM

    Yay! I love these tips. I am terrible with figuring out how to transition my style between seasons. I love your jacket over the summer dress and also the poncho look over the t-shirts. I’ll definitely be using those tricks once it starts cooling down:)

  9. Jennifer Kinal
    August 8, 2017 / 12:33 PM

    Great way to transition your summer clothes to fall! I love the vest, poncho and over the knee boots so much!
    Xo Jen – http://abeautifulinspiration.com

  10. Alyssa Kolsky Hertzig
    August 8, 2017 / 12:42 PM

    you look adorable in all of these outfits! i love the one with the leather jacket–that’s one of my very favorite ways to transition to fall!

  11. Emily Soto
    August 8, 2017 / 1:14 PM

    These are all such great looks!


    • August 27, 2017 / 12:20 AM

      Thank you! It’s a few years old but still one of my favorite shirts!

  12. Betty Boiron
    August 8, 2017 / 2:21 PM

    Seems so easy, but so hard when I try! I love the pink blouse from the first pictures.

    • August 27, 2017 / 12:20 AM

      So sorry to hear that. Let me know if you have any questions and I’d be glad to help you out. 🙂

  13. The Salty Mamas
    August 8, 2017 / 4:11 PM

    Such great ideas! I have some summer pieces I’m just not ready to be done with yet, and I love the ideas for making them last through the fall!

    • August 27, 2017 / 12:21 AM

      Right? I love using my clothes for longer periods of time too! Thank you! Glad you found it helpful!

  14. Emily Bendler
    August 8, 2017 / 4:56 PM

    These are great ideas! I especially love the leather jacket over dresses!

  15. Rachel Ritlop
    August 8, 2017 / 5:10 PM

    I love all of the outfits you transitioned!! Super cute!

  16. Lee Anne Benjamin
    August 8, 2017 / 5:28 PM

    Love this time of year! Your transitional looks are all adorable!

    Lee Anne

  17. August 8, 2017 / 9:04 PM

    I love your outfits, you dress so cute! These are great tips. I love wearing tights under shorts!

  18. August 8, 2017 / 9:18 PM

    Great hacks! I live in Texas so often times I don’t need a full out winter wardrobe but have to switch it up just a tad. I’m a major fan of boots. Ever since my visit to Europe I have wanted to get a leather jacket. It’s definitely time to get one.

    • August 27, 2017 / 12:23 AM

      You absolutely need one. Leather jackets are so timeless and edgy! Thank you!

  19. Heather Jordan
    August 8, 2017 / 9:19 PM

    That fur vest is super cute! I love it with the pink shirt!

  20. August 8, 2017 / 9:26 PM

    I love wearing my clothes all year round. I believe you can’t accessorize and style almost anything for any season!

    • August 27, 2017 / 12:23 AM

      That is so true! You just have to mix and match and find out what works for you!

  21. August 8, 2017 / 10:35 PM

    I am loving these outfits!!! It’s still in the 90’s here, so I am jealous of your cooler mornings!! I can not wait for Fall if we actually get one this year. I have started buying new Fall clothes.

  22. Marie Andrea Goldstein
    August 8, 2017 / 11:30 PM

    Is it already layering season?! I can’t believe summer is almost over. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Jiya B
    August 9, 2017 / 12:08 AM

    I love your outfits you look so gorgeous. Such a loved read and beautiful Pictures. 🙂

  24. Kristal Xavier
    August 9, 2017 / 1:51 AM

    I love all of these outfits. I am so happt to get a short break from the heat here in FLorida.

  25. Shannon Graham
    August 9, 2017 / 3:39 AM

    The leather jacket is actually a splendid idea. I actually own one of those!

  26. Fash-n-Curious
    August 9, 2017 / 9:32 AM

    I love the leather jacket and dress combo!

  27. Nazrin Miah
    August 9, 2017 / 9:37 AM

    oooooo I am loving the knee high boots! I have been on the hunt for a pair of flat knee highs since last year Christmas! I deffo have to get myself a pair this year.


  28. Meredith
    August 9, 2017 / 10:37 AM

    LOVE IT!!! These outfits are all super gorgeous!

  29. August 9, 2017 / 10:47 AM

    Love these looks and tips! You look so cute and I love the fur vest, which is a great transitional piece! I also love to start incorporating scarves into my wardrobe around this time of year.

  30. Jos A
    August 9, 2017 / 10:59 AM

    Love all of these ideas! I need to get a fur vest! So cute!

  31. Jazzmine Woodard
    August 9, 2017 / 2:48 PM

    I love adding fur vests and moto jackets to bring a look into cooler weather.

  32. August 9, 2017 / 3:56 PM

    I can’t believe it’s almost fall! I’m not ready for summer to end!

  33. Karen Lizarraras
    August 9, 2017 / 4:24 PM

    I love these must haves! I have little fur vests for my two kiddos and I think now mama needs one too!!!!

    • August 27, 2017 / 12:28 AM

      You absolutely do! It’s also fun to do twin with your little girls! 🙂

  34. Mostly Caffeinated
    August 9, 2017 / 10:29 PM

    Great ideas! I am totally not prepared for it to be transition-wardrobe-to-fall time!!! But I do love my fur vests…

  35. Jill Cappaert
    August 9, 2017 / 10:43 PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these tips! I’ve always loved the look of tights and shorts, but haven’t tried it yet! And totally adding poncho and fur vest to my shopping list – thanks for the awesome tips!

  36. Justine Y
    August 10, 2017 / 1:33 AM

    I love wearing a cute jacket over a dress, such a great look and way to be versatile!

  37. August 10, 2017 / 5:51 AM

    Just love your styling and all your dresses are Fabulously amazing. I too love shrugs or jackets over short dresses. Superb tips on how we can dress wel . Nice post

  38. August 10, 2017 / 8:43 AM

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE tights with shorts! SO perfect for fall

  39. TeeShares
    August 10, 2017 / 5:29 PM

    I love these tips. It’s amazing how adding one item can transform the look and make it both stylish and seasonal! I wear tights underneath shorts all the time, and jackets over dresses sometimes. I might try the other looks you have there. Beautiful!

  40. Jamie Lynn
    August 10, 2017 / 9:57 PM

    The poncho look is my fave!

  41. Sharon
    August 11, 2017 / 9:45 AM

    I LOVE the poncho look! It looks so fall and super comfy. Thanks for sharing

  42. Cecile Blaireau
    August 14, 2017 / 1:06 PM

    I so need to get a poncho! Yours looks fab

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