How To Make Your Summer Clothing Last
Because who said you can’t still be wearing your summer clothing by Halloween?
Having a hard time parting with your summer clothing? Yep, us too. There’s something about sundresses and maxi skirts that are too good to let go, and many of us refuse to take them off their hangers and pack them away for the colder weather. Plus, the fact that summer always seems to come and go in the blink of an eye doesn’t make it any easier to retire our favorite summer fashions come the fall. Don’t let those tears fall just yet though, we have a simple solution to hang on to your summer clothes for a little bit longer – transition them! Lots of our summer staples can be fashionably rocked throughout the fall and winter without turning into an icicle, you just need to know the right pieces to pair them with. Cue the art of layering – an easy (and incredibly cute) way to transition that summer dress into a fall one. Layering, along with other minor outfit tweaks such as a swap of shoes, can have you rocking your favorite summer fashions well through autumn. Before you break out the clothing bins and simultaneously break your heart, learn some of our tips and tricks on How To Make Your Summer Clothing Last.
We wait all winter to be able to wear our cute, feminine, flowy sundresses and before we know it it’s time to pack them back into our attics. Even when the weather starts cooling off though, it’s still possible to wear those dresses without freezing your butt off! The simple solution: tights. Tights under dresses became a popular fashion trend last fall, and it’s totally understandable why – it looks super cute! Pair your favorite sundress with a cute pair of textured tights and ankle booties and you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite summer outfit for a lot longer.
Motif Maven Tights – $12.99
Matrix Graphic Tights – $67
Scarves are a simple way to turn a summer outfit into a fall one, and with the thousands of patterns, lengths, and styles the pickings are plentiful – you may even want to wear a scarf everyday! Wearing a cute solid tank with jeans is a cute look for the summer, but your shoulders may get a bit cold come autumn. Pairing a cute scarf with this outfit though is the perfect way to make this outfit last even when Halloween rolls around.
Knit Infinity Scarf – $38
Soft Scarf – $29.90
Clothing pieces such as sweaters, cardigans, blazers, and jean and leather jackets look insanely cute paired with chic summer dresses or skirts, and they’re the perfect way to make those summer outfits autumn-appropriate. Think: little black dress paired with a brown leather jacket or a skater skirt paired with a jean jacket – perfect summer-turned-fall outfits. Stock up on your outerwear in order to help your summer clothing make it past August!
Padded Parka – $49.99
Wool Blend Long Wrap Coat – $575
Beanies are perfect because not only do they help you take your outfit from summer to fall, but they also hide bad hair days – a double whammy! Next time you’re itching to wear something from your summer wardrobe but the temperatures outside don’t exactly match the look, throw on a beanie to transition your outfit.
Empyre Lucid Grey Marled Beanie – $19.95
Slouchy Knit Beret – $24
Thigh High Socks
Not ready to part with your summer clothes and want to rock a short dress or skirt minus the leg goose bumps? Throw on a pair of thigh high socks. Pair with a cute pair of ankle boots and you’re good to go! Thigh high socks are a perfect way to turn your outfit from summer to winter plus they look super chic. An added bonus: they’ll keep your legs warm if it’s a bit chilly outside.
On My Mind Tall Socks – $18
ASOS Thigh High Socks – $15
Sometimes in the fall it may be warm enough to bare your legs and arms, but a bit too chilly to have your feet completely uncovered as well (not surprisingly, we lose our body heat through any parts of our bodies that are not covered). On days like this, pair your normal summer outfit with a pair of ankle boots instead of sandals. With ankle boots you can rock that mini dress or skirt without your toes turning to icicles.
Rue Bootie – $89.99
Cassydie – $110