The Working Girl’s Guide to Transitioning From Summer to Fall


Hello Everyone! TGIF!

The skies over Houston are still gray and the rain keeps pouring down. This weather has me in the mood for Fall! The beginning of Fall is only about a month away, and you know what that means? It is time to slowly retire all our fabulous Summer clothes and bring out our Fall wardrobe.

However there are a few pieces that will not need to be put away. Any good fashionista knows how to transition some pieces from season to season getting the most wear out of them. No worries if you have no clue about transitioning from season to season.

First things first, take a good hard look at your wardrobe and keep in mind what the weather is like in your part of the country. Here in Texas for example we have the most bipolar weather in all the universe. We can be wearing shorts and sandals one day and be in full blown eskimo suits the next. Ok, so maybe I am being a little exaggerated but it does sort of go like that and my fellow Texans would agree. So perhaps don’t put away all the shorts and sandals but instead keep those that are darker colors and prints. The same thing applies to tops, shoes, pants, and dresses. Keep in mind that unless your piece screams summer you can more than likely transition it by adding a few things.

Bring out the scarves! I became a scarf lover when I started college. Having to walk in cold weather and rain was not fun so I did everything I could to stay warm and look fabulous at the same time. I have a huge collection of scarves with different prints and colors, thankfully my mom and friends have fed this small addiction and so I could probably fill a whole drawer with all the scarves I own. Scarves are great for those chilly mornings that turn into warm afternoons because they are transitional pieces that do not scream WINTER, unless of course it is a chunky knit wool scarf in which case I’d say save it for the real cold.

Shoes are another way to welcome the Fall slowly but surely. When we hear Fall we think BOOTS! But the truth is that for at least September and October we can still get away with wearing open toed shoes without freezing our little feet off. Like I mentioned before feel free to wear sandals but make sure they are appropriate for your city’s climate. Wedges are still totally acceptable as long as they are very brightly colored and have summer prints. In that case it is probably best to save them for next Spring/Summer it will be here before you know it.

Tops and bottoms (this includes pants, shorts and skirts) are very easily transitioned from season to season. My only advice here is to not look like a weather confused person, for example don’t wear your favorite faux fur jacket with daisy dukes and sandals. This looks very tacky and you will probably get some unwanted attention. Skirts can always be worn in the Fall but if the weather is getting colder you may want to opt for wearing tights under them and maybe wear a closed toe pump or boot. Tops I believe are the easiest piece of wardrobe to change around.simply because you can layer a sweater or jacket and your look goes from Summer to Fall. Pants are very easy to transition as well, just make sure that you keep it weather appropriate from head to toe.

The last thing in your wardrobe that can easily transition is your accessories. If you are anything like me you buy things that you can wear year round and stay away from things specific to a season. If you are not into doing that then you might want to make these season specific pieces the statement of your outfit and pair them with neutral tones.

There are so many more tips out there that I know some of you use, I’d love to hear about them! Here are some outfit ideas with transitional pieces.


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xoxo, Anais

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Twitter: @workinggirlstyl




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