It’s always bittersweet saying goodbye to summer. With days getting shorter and nights getting longer, the weather turning cooler, and patio season drawing to a close there are many things that make me instantly nostalgic for hot summer days. While summer is fleeting, fall fashion is the foundation for your winter and early spring wardrobes for the coming year.
My first step in transitioning my wardrobe from summer to fall is switching out my clothing pairings. At the end of August/early September here in Ontario we have some of the most unpredictable weather, it can be hot and humid one day to rainy, cold and miserable the next. The first step in my choosing an outfit for the day is the weather forecast, knowing how hot the day is going to be and how cold the night is going to get plays a huge role in what I’m going to wear. The weather considered I move on to the pieces that are practical for the temperature, on average early fall tends to have warmer days and much cooler nights, which usually causes an excessive amount of sweater/short combos.
I have five steadfast go-to’s while dressing for the fall…
Chunky Knits + Shorts + Tennis Shoes/Boots/Booties
Lightweight Knits/ Thermals + Skirts + Booties + (tights or knee socks optional)
Denim + Thermal + Tennis Shoes
Midi Dress + Bomber/Leather Jacket + Tennis Shoes
Duster Cardigan + Basic tank + Dressy Joggers + Strap Sandal Heels
Of course there are always variations to be made, and the best strategy is to carry somesort of jacket with you incase the weather turns.
In styling my summer dresses for Fall, I always always always pair them with booties/tennis shoes, usually more utilitarian style combat boots and a leather jacket. I find that in styling the pieces this way they go from ultra feminine to a little edgy and cold weather appropriate.