As much as many of us don’t want to admit that summer is over, the fact of the matter is that fall will be here in just a few weeks. Sorry, I don’t make the rules! However, that doesn’t mean you totally have to ditch your favorite summer dresses just yet. Today I’m sharing this navy floral dress and two easy ways to transition your own summer dresses into fall.
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My Floral Dress
Before I share how to transition a summer dress into fall, let’s take second to admire this floral dress as is, styled for summer. It’s under $150 with adjustable straps and runs TTS. (I’m wearing a size 4 and 5’4” and did not have to hem it.)
I love that the dress is navy because it’s the perfect “end of summer” shade while also seasonally appropriate come fall.
Madewell always sells great casual dresses. Here are a few current favorites you could also wear now and later:
How to Transition a Summer Dress for Fall
For Mild Fall Weather
Not all fall days are created equal. For those mild days where it’s not cold but not hot, try a crewneck tee under your summer dress with a pair of sneakers to transition it to fall. (I’m wearing these velcro sneakers by Veja.)
The key here is to make sure your t-shirt here is fitted because a looser tee adds too much bulk and you’ll be pulling at it all day.
This is a simple way to add an extra layer for daytime when you don’t need a jacket quite yet.
Here are a few fitted layering tees:
Transition Your Summer Dress for Cozy Fall Weather
On those cooler days, layer a sweater over your summer dress for an instant transition to cozy fall vibes.
Opt for a sweater that’s slightly oversized; the result is an effortless fall look that’s also super comfy where nothing’s too tight.
I’m a sucker for black ankle boots in the fall, but any bootie will do. If you want to keep things casual go for a flat bootie, or dress up your look for dinner with heeled booties.