9 Ways to Transition from Summer to Fall Fashion Without Breaking the Bank (Watch Video)

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Transitioning from summer to fall can sometimes be confusing especially for those of us that live in warmer climates. Summer is technically over but its still in the eighties outside. I don’t know about you but by late September I’m so ready to trade in my flip flops for booties and my shorts for leggings. However, its still warm here in SC so I must be mindful of the weather when deciding on what to wear. The last thing I want to do is sweat to death. There are so many fall pieces that can easily go with your with summer wardobe.

1. Booties

I just love booties! They aren’t too high, and they are so comfortable. They can go perfect with any summer dress in these early fall months. I suggest buying them in all colors! SODA makes a super cute option in lots of colors and styles.

2. Hats, Tights and Scarves

All three of my favorites! Add a wool wide rim fedora to any outfit. I especially love these hats in a camel color with a belt buckle design added. Lisianthus makes a perfect one and is only $16! 

Tights are great to add to a dress or corduroy skirt. A great add on to keep those leg warms on cool Fall night. I especially love the non -sheer ones.

And who doesn’t love a scarf? That’s all I have to say about that one!

 3. Cardigans

Add a lightweight cardigan with pockets to your summer shorts for a more Fall look. It goes great over a tank top or blouse and will keep those arms warm on a cooler night. Check out this one from Lovaru

It has lots of color options plus its only $31.88! 


4. Mules

The word mule just makes me laugh but these are so on trend for the Fall. Grab yourself a couple of different colors or even an animal print to wear with jeans! SANDALUP makes a really cute pair in camel, black and animal print. 

5. White Jeans

Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day? You totally can! White jeans are one of my go-tos because they go with literally everything!

6. Basic pull over

A lightweight pull over is perfect for those cooler mornings. Add one to any pair of jeans or leggings and you have a sporty Fall look. Minipeach makes the cutest pullover and lots of colors and florals plus they are under $23!

7. Leather Crossbody

Can’t forget about a good purse! I love a leather crossbody that you can just throw on quickly. These are great to jazz up any outfit. This  multi-functional bag is perfect and less then $15!


8. Blazers

Blazers aren’t just for the office! A fun style blazer can transition into all four seasons. Choosing a blazer with some stretch will give you the ability to wear it over blouses, long sleeved- shirts and tanks. Hybrid & Company makes exactly what you are looking for in a transitonal blazer and its under $23! 


9. Midi/Maxi Dress

Most dresses and skirts can easily transition into Fall especially those on the longer side like midis and maxis. A bold color like burgundy, olive, or burnt orange are perfect colors for dresses to transition into Fall. Add a jean jacket over it and you have a great Fall look! Check out this super cute chiffon long skirt that comes in many colors! 

Erin @ Wardrobe Hackers

Erin @ Wardrobe Hackers

Content Creator for Wardrobe Hackers

Erin is a fashion enthusiast, all-around craftsy girl, marketer, and devoted mom. She’s been with Wardrobe Hackers since day 1, as the author and “star” of our very first blog post and Youtube video. Before joining Wardrobe Hackers, Erin had her own custom wreath-making business (Front Door Décor) and prior to that, she managed key accounts with Enterprise. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, two young girls and a beagle that sheds (a lot!).


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