Falling into Fashion: Transitioning favorite summer pieces into fall staples [By: Dele Odumosu]

Fall is here and the weather is fluctuating and it is time to figure out how to re-work our favorite summer pieces to endure these middle temperatures…without having to spend big bucks for a new wardrobe. The key to navigating fall is layering and with these tips transitioning your fave summer pieces will have dressing for fall be a breeze.

The Jumpsuit:

This one piece was the perfect weekend outfit for the summer and now with a zip hoodie and loafers, it can be the perfect everyday look for fall. On the days it is really cold, throw on a motorcycle jacket and hat or scarf for an added layer.

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Jumpsuit: http://www.charlotterusse.com/product/Dresses/Jumpsuits-Rompers/Sleeveless-Shawl-Lapel-Wrap-Jumpsuit/pc/3021/c/0/sc/2628/307821.uts

Hoodie: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=sweater_sweatshirts-hoodies&productid=2000178637

Jacket: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=outerwear_coats-and-jackets&productid=2000056430

Shoes: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=Shoes&productid=2000078055

The Sundress:

This summer classic can easily be converted into a polished fall look. Opt for knee-high boots, with or without tights, and a trench coat. For an added layer throw on a loose-fitting crew neck pullover and gloves.

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Dress: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=dress&productid=2000162412

Jacket: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=outerwear_coats-and-jackets&productid=2000079567

Sweater: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=21items_clothing_05sweaters&productid=2000083285

Boots: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=shoes_boots&ProductID=2000158212&VariantID=

Cargo shorts:

These casual pants are not only essential for the warm weather days but also for the chilly days as well. Grab a chunky knit sweater to wear on top of these shorts with a plain pair of sneakers. For an added layer throw a bomber jacket on top with a hat.

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Jacket: http://www.hm.com/us/product/85119?article=85119-A&cm_vc=SEARCH

Sweater: http://www.hm.com/us/product/31549?article=31549-B&cm_vc=SEARCH

Shorts: http://ae.com/web/browse/product_details.jsp?productId=0132_6004_273&bundleCatId=cat7270016

Sneakers: http://www.footlocker.com/product/model:236469/sku:77124/adidas-originals-superstar-mens/white/black/&SID=9114&inceptor=1&cm_mmc=SEM-_-PLA-_-Google-_-77124&gclid=CJvVspXHoMgCFcOQHwodmNcH-w

Lightweight Chinos:

These carefree pants can be just as stylish this fall. Layer these pants with a plain white t-shirt and a flannel shirt button down with socks and loafers. For an added layer add a jean jacket and hat.

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Chinos: http://www.hm.com/us/product/01915?article=01915-A&cm_vc=SEARCH#article=01915-A

T-shirt: http://www.hm.com/us/product/92433?article=92433-L&cm_vc=SEARCH#article=92433-C

Flannel: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?br=21MEN&category=mens-main&productid=2000082610

Jacket: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?br=21MEN&category=mens-jackets-and-coats&productid=2000102427

Shoes: http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-646091/deer-stags-herman-loafers-men.jsp?color=Brown

Dressing for fall is so much easier than it seems. Use these tips as a guide to recycle some of your favorite summer clothes with last year’s winter clothes. Try to keep neutral hues to match fall’s color scheme and remember with varying temperatures, the key to dressing functionally for fall is layering – this adds variety to the wardrobe and is super  functional. Save the heavy wool for those brutal wintry days.  

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