Transitional Dressing with Your Summer Dress

Don’t set aside that summer dress just yet! There are two times during the year where you can really work that summer dress in a new way. The first is in spring, when it’s just starting to warm up, and the second is in the fall when it’s starting to cool down. Today I’m sharing 3 easy ways to transitional dressing and taking your summer dress into fall.

Rust Midi Dress | Charmed by Camille

Transitional Dressing | Charmed by Camille

Rust Midi Dress | Charmed by Camille

Rust Midi Dress | Charmed by Camille

Add booties

Booties are a no-brainer when it comes to transitional dressing, but I’d be a terrible blogger if I didn’t mention this. When it comes to dresses like this midi one I’m wearing (only $69!), I like to look for a heeled bootie. A heel helps elongate the legs and lengthen that spot between the hem of the skirt and your ankle. I scored these pointed-toe ankle booties during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. They aren’t on sale any more, but still a great price and available in a ton of colors. They’re a clean and simple silhouette, which I love. So no matter what you have going on with the rest of your outfit, these won’t ever be too much.

Newsboy Cap | Charmed by Camille

Add a layer (or two)

This could be in the form of many things, but fall is all about layers. Add a fitted turtleneck under your dress, add a leather jacket over it, or add a newsboy cap like I did here. Crazy story – I found the hat LIKE THIS with my name on it. Isn’t that nuts? I don’t know why the brand randomly made a hat that said “Camille” on it, but I figured it was meant to be, so I bought it.

Don’t be afraid to wear multiple layers either if the weather allows. This turtleneck is always my go-to when layering because it’s fitted without being uncomfortable.

Full disclosure: I planned on putting the turtleneck under this, but it was super hot when I shot this, so comfort won over fashion in this series of photos. #bloggerfail

Think about textures

Fabrics and textures in heavier forms can help transform your look to be more seasonally appropriate. Think heavier weights such as felt (like my hat), suede, and even calf hair (as seen on my belt). You don’t have to go all out. Even the smallest touches here and there will help make a dress feel more “fall.” Easy peasy, right?!


Rust Midi Dress | Charmed by Camille

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Hi, I'm Camille! I'm a bi-coastal blogger splitting my time between LA and NYC and sharing elevated, yet relatable ideas so that you can achieve your most stylish life.

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