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How to Wear Summer Clothes in Fall

One big way to maximize your wardrobe is to make your summer clothes work for fall/winter and vice versa. If you have the closet space, it’s a good idea to not pack your off-season clothes away. Either push them to the back of your closet or move them to another room, but make sure they’re still in reach! With some simple styling tips, you can get more mileage out of your wardrobe by making your summer clothes work for the colder seasons. And not only that, but you’ll save money by buying fewer clothes as well. Here’s how!

How to Wear Summer Clothes in Fall

Related: How to Maximize Your Wardrobe + Get the Most Out of What You Have

Denim Shorts

I’m going to take a couple of key pieces that *everyone* has for summer and give you visual examples on how to make them work for fall. Here’s a sample classic outfit of how to wear your denim shorts in summer.

shorts | shoes | bag

Now with some simple outfit tweaks, we made those denim shorts look great for fall! With tights, ankle boots, and a tweed blazer, this outfit still looks classic instead of teenage hipster. 😉 Try keeping your tights (or leggings) and boots the same color to make your legs look looong!

Related: Style Hacks to Make Your Summer Clothes Winter Approved

Sleeveless Dress

Sleeveless dresses are all the rage in summer. Though the one below is not as “summery” as you’d usually see, the outfit idea for turning it into a fall outfit still works.

dress | bag

By adding a scarf and an oversized blazer (as well as less summery accessories), this summer dress turns uber fall chic!


Quick tips:

-Layers! Of course, this might go without saying, but adding layers to your summer clothes will help you to be able to wear them in fall/winter. Ideas: sweaters, cardigans, blazers, and jackets over dresses, sleeveless tops, and skirts. Shirts/turtlenecks under tank tops and sleeveless dresses.
-Add tights or leggings under shorts, skirts, and dresses.
-Switch out sandals for slides, loafers, or ankle boots.

Tons more tips in this post…so keep reading!

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Carolyn Arentson
Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.