How to Wear Your Summer and Spring Clothes in Fall

Fall will officially start in about a month, September 22nd to be exact! Instead of going out and buying an entire new fall collection here is how you can wear your summer and spring clothes in fall!

How to Wear Your Summer and Spring Clothes in Fall
How to Wear Your Summer and Spring Clothes in Fall

Let’s first look at the Fall 2016 color palette just to make sure we have an idea of what to keep in our wardrobe.

Fall 2016 Color Palette

I love this years palette, it’s bold, bright and beautiful just the way I like it!


Let’s Style Summer and Spring into Fall

Style #1 – Layered up Maxi

Putting away the strappy maxi dress? No don’t do it! Instead take a cardigan and throw it over the dress. A few extra points for finding a drapey cardigan you can tie in the front for added definition in case you’re petite!

Loft Maxi Dress and Cardigan
Loft Maxi Dress and Cardigan
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Style #2 – Transform the Summer Dress!

If you’re like me and you love your dresses then the more options you have to choose from the better! Don’t discard those summer dresses to the depths of your wardrobe never to be seen again for a year! Instead, take a cardigan and throw it over the dress, belt it up for some definition and your summer dress is ready for fall.

Transform the Summer Dress to Fall!
Transform the Summer Dress to Fall!
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Style #3 – Blazer Up!

Notice that under that lovely wine colored blazer is a summer crop top. Pretty much any summer top with a monochrome blazer ought to take you straight into fall mode! I love my blazers with mini skirts or shorts like I have worn here. It gives me the added inches I really need. In the cooler months pull on a pair of leggings so your legs don’t turn blue and your look is still on point!

Blazer Up!
Blazer Up!
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Style #4 – Booties and Leather

I can’t tell you how happy I am that the color Lush Meadow made it into the fall palette. That’s so great because I can pull this look right from early summer and take it straight into fall! This year fall is about the bold floral prints as well and this skirt transitions nicely! Throw on the leather jacket, pull up a pair of booties and you’re ready to walk out in the crisp cool fall air!

Booties and Leather!
Booties and Leather!
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Style #5 – Layer Under

Everyone always talks about how you can cover you shoulders with a cardigan or perhaps a sweater. But you can also cover your shoulders by putting on your sleeved top and then throwing on the sleeveless or strappy number over it! Take your strappy dresses and layer it over a lovely silk blouse. You can do the same with a sleeveless summer top you love like I have here!

Layer Under!
Layer Under!
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Style #6 – Pumps and Patents

One of the best ways to start the transition of summer crop pants to fall is the introduction of pumps. A gorgeous pair of black pumps really helps to bring in the fall mood. This year patent leather seems to be ubiquitous on the runways! Which was just perfect since I could pull on this summer top, take the summer crop pants (whose color is so close to Potters Clay) throw on the leather jacket and kick on a pair of pumps! Viola all done!

Pumps and Patent!
Pumps and Patent!
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Style #7 – Tights, Stockings and Scarves

Here is another summer staple, the striped shirt! There are so many ways to wear it in fall and here is just another idea. Anytime you pull on a pair of stockings or tights you are already taking a step into fall. The summer shirt paired with a scarf is a great way to make the transition. Anything topped off with a scarf will help you transition to fall. Now pulling all of it in, the shirt with the scarf, the skirt with the stockings has you ready to go!

Tights, Stockings and Scarves
Tights, Stockings and Scarves
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Style #8 – The Usual Layers

Finally, the trick everyone knows and loves, layering! Here we have the usual suspects, the sleeveless vest, the trench coat and the sweater. Each one of them have helped me transition my summer tops to fall looks.

One thing to remember, a chambray shirt is the best thing you could own. It is almost synonymous with transition! It can be used in any season with slight modifications – rolled up sleeves in summer, under a sweater in fall and rolled down sleeves in spring!

The Usual Layers - Vest
The Usual Layers – Vest
The Usual Layers - Sweater
The Usual Layers – Sweater
The Usual Layers - Sweater
The Usual Layers – Sweater
The Usual Layers - The Trench Coat
The Usual Layers – The Trench Coat
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Style #9 – The Utility Jacket

The utility jacket had to have its own section. Trends come and go but this one is here to stay for a while! A utility jacket over any summer top whether it’s jeans or shorts or a skirt will provide just the right amount of protection from the fall breeze. Pair that up with some booties and it’s amazing how fall perfect you’ll be!

The Utility Jacket!
The Utility Jacket!
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I hope these tips will help you use your currently owned wardrobe instead of splurging on a whole new one!

And remember “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” —Rachel Zoe


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  1. August 28, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    LOVE all of these looks!! The second look is my favourite! xx

  2. August 29, 2016 / 7:42 am

    Great tips! Such cute outfits that will be perfect for the transition to fall! 🙂

  3. shelbeeontheedge1
    August 29, 2016 / 11:16 am

    Amazing post! Such wonderful tips. I was getting all ready to comment about my favorite outfit in this post, but they are all so fabulous that I cannot even pick a favorite! I am so ready for fall and scarves and layers and cardigans and booties!


  4. August 29, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    I love your tips and the many looks you created. I love how each look is layered but not with bulky items! I am ready for fall to get here so I layer like a pro like you!

  5. August 29, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    You, my dear, have such an amazing sense of style! You’re so tiny, but your outfits are big on chic! My fav outfit is the dark sleeveless top layered over the orangey collared blouse–so unique and polished! –Ginger

  6. August 30, 2016 / 10:57 am

    great ideas for fall outfits! I love wearing shorts with tights in the fall 🙂

  7. glassofglam
    August 30, 2016 / 11:44 am

    You have SUCH great style! I think my favorite look is the green dress with the cardigan. Amazing tips – totally pinning some of your looks right now!

    • audrey conceicao
      August 30, 2016 / 11:46 am

      Thank you so very much

  8. August 30, 2016 / 1:31 pm

    SUCH a fantastic post!!!! Great tips and I love the looks you’ve picked!! Perfection! I can’t wait until fall!!! Stopping by from the Trend Spin Link-Up!


  9. Alice
    August 30, 2016 / 5:03 pm

    Love how you’ve transitioned these pieces! Great looks!

    XO, alice / T Y P E N U

  10. Lauren
    August 31, 2016 / 11:35 am

    Such awesome looks, and all look fall appropriated, not like the summer stuff is distracting at all! I love your second look and want to try belting a cardigan over a summer dress soon!


  11. August 31, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Love this post and your tips! xoxo

  12. August 31, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    Layers help so much! I love all your tips because they all work! I really love that metallic belt! So adorable and adds so much to an outfit!

  13. darlingdearestblog
    August 31, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    I absolutely love this post. You are great at extending the life of your clothes! I love the summer dress with the cardigan and a belt!

  14. Heather Johnson
    September 1, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    Such great tips and I love all of your photos! I love making use of clothing throughout the seasons where possible, and I you did a FAB job highlighting so many great styling options!!!

  15. September 8, 2016 / 7:31 pm

    Loving these great tips and outfits for inspiration! I’m totally a fan of stretching your wardrobe as far as you can!

  16. September 8, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    Love all your looks!

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