I don’t know about you, but making seasonal transitions in my wardrobe is always a difficult change. I have to begrudgingly pack up all of the prior season’s clothing in large bags just to pull out and organize all of the next season’s items. I hate having to take all of my clothes off of their hangers, fold them and bag them up, just to pull more clothes out to hang and fold and put in their place. Not to mention, considering our current seasonal transition, I have always been a summer clothes kind of girl. I have a sweet spot for shorts, cute crop tops, backless shirts, etc. I find myself feeling sad that I have to leave my clothes for 6 months or so to wear a new set of clothes full of scarves, big jackets and sweaters. If you can’t tell, I’m not really into the colder months.
That being said… I’ve found a way to make this transition a little easier and a few summer clothing items that I can change up and wear in fall (at least here in the South where it doesn’t get that cold). Here are four items that can span the seasons.
1. Strappy Little Tanks
Strappy, flowy tank tops are one of my favorite summer pieces. It gets really hot here in Georgia, so they help you beat the heat, all while looking really cute. They’re versatile in that they work with high waisted and regular shorts, skirts, jeans for a nicer look, etc. They are one of the hardest items to pack away for me, so why not wear them in the fall too? All you have to do is add a cute patterned kimono and the look is complete. This is the perfect ensemble to wear with jeans and cute wedges.. either out to lunch or out with friends.
2. High Waisted Shorts
High waisted shorts have really made a comeback these past few years. They make a simple v-neck, tank top or t-shirt look way cuter… not to mention, they make crop tops look less 90-ish and more fashion forward. Don’t be so quick to stash them away, you can still wear them in the fall! This picture isn’t the best (it’s hard to show on a hanger, sorry!). But why not add a comfy sweater or tuck in a long sleeve top? You could also wear the above tank top and kimono for a trendier look. Not to mention, if you add a cute pair of cowboy or combat boots, your look is complete!
So, I know not everyone is a fan of rompers, but I am for sure. I love how comfortable they are, not to mention you don’t have to pick out items that match. You just throw it on and look cute! Most of my rompers are sleeveless and short so they don’t really classify as a fall fashion item. However, they can very easily transition. For example, grab a a simple cardigan and throw it on, like pictured here. Add a pair of wedges and you’re ready to go!
4. Summer Vests
Summer vests are perfect for concerts, going out to eat, really anywhere. I love wearing them and although I love my winter vests, I hate to let these things go… so I don’t. You can very easily slip them on over a long sleeve shirt and there you go! They’re also perfect if you have an open back shirt like the one shown that you feel isn’t really appropriate for fall. It covers the back and still looks really neat.
So when you’re getting ready to do the dreaded closet season change, save yourself a little time. Hold onto some of your favorite summer items and make them work for fall. I’d love to hear any other ideas you have that could save me some time and let me hold onto my summer items for just a little longer, so please share them! 🙂
C’est la vie,