Transforming Your Summer Dresses Into Fall Outfits

In yesterday's post I talked about how I clean out my closet to get it ready for a new season (also, I'm hosting a sweeet giveaway, did you enter yet???). It's a mix between official retirement, packing up summer-only items, and organizing the rest. Of course, there a little shopping involved too because I can't resist. Today I want to talk about how you can make the most of that organizing part by transforming your summer dresses into new fall outfits. No shopping required.


dress: LOFT (similar), sweater: j.crew factory (similar), boots: lucky brand, necklace: j.crew (similar), sunglasses: LOFT

Layered under a sweater

One of the my favorite ways to wear my summer dresses way into the fall is throwing a sweater on top. Wham, bam, ready to go in a minute! Basically any style of sweater will do as long as you can create the right proportions. Longer sweaters can be tied up to emphasize your waist, like I did, or worn longer with a shorter dress. Long sweater and long maxi dress is not for the faint of heart but definitely doable! I also love cropped sweaters because they do all the styling for you.

Tucked into a skirt

Tucking your dress into a skirt is nothing new and it's definitely a great way to get some longevity out of that summer dress. Loose, blousey dresses effortlessly transform into the perfect top. You can do the same thing with body con dresses. They act almost like bodysuits and never come untucked.

Tights and boots and cardigans

Sometimes it's best to keep it simple. Transforming your summer dress can be as easy as throwing on a pair of tights and a long cardigan. Tights and boots is a look that works best with basically any kind of summer dress. If you're worried about how to wear tights (a question I get often) start simple with a pair of black tights. Or go a little crazy with some navy or rust red ones. Then of course you want to keep warm so a long knit cardigan is perfect to throw over no matter the length of your dress. 

Your closet should not be defined by seasons. That's why I'm organizing my closet to make the most out of my favorite items. Have some questions about how to wear your clothes for more than once season? Let me know in the comments so I can answer them in an upcoming post!