7 Factors to Consider Before Choosing Fall Outfits

Transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall outfits is a bit challenging. Should you buy new clothes or wear last year’s ensemble?

Let’s not forget that weird summer/fall weather that confuses you about the type of clothes to wear. Sure, the calendar says it’s fall, but the temperature says something else.

If you’ve found yourself in that weird space of wardrobe whirlwind, don’t worry. This guide has helpful tips for how to solve your outfit crisis. Keep reading to learn more.

How to Transition to Fall Outfits

You’d be surprised how many cute outfit ideas you can create when with your summer clothes. Here are some ideas to help make the summer to fall transition easier.

1. Wear Leggings

No matter what season it is, leggings are always a good idea. They’re stretchable, comfy, and go well with any outfit. Before you toss your summer clothes back in the closet until next year, consider pairing them with leggings.

Picture this outfit: a shirt and blazer, a jean skirt, leggings, and ankle boots. Cute! You can wear the same short-sleeved shirt and skirt from summer.

Just add a couple of pieces to make you warm, and voila! Your summer ensemble rebooted.

2. Layers, Layers, and More Layers

Depending on where you live, the weather in the fall can be chilly one day and scorching the next. While you’re out, you’ll see some people in shorts and flip flops and others in a sweatshirt and uggs.

To avoid being a person who has no clue how to dress for the fall season, wear layers. If you’re wondering how to dress warm without burning up, this is it.

Start off with something basic like leggings or skinny jeans, and pair it with a short-sleeved shirt. Try to find something that’s form-fitting, so your outfit isn’t bulky. Add a long-sleeved shirt over it.

Lastly, put on a light sweater or jacket. If the temperature goes up, you can keep peeling yourself out of the layers.

3.  Wear Boots

Boots are made for walking, especially in the fall. Thrown on a pair and you automatically have an autumn outfit. Seriously, when the temperature starts to drop, the only shoes for outfits you need are boots.

The good news is, you can pair them with some of your favorite summer pieces and still look amazing. Those boyfriend jeans that you love would look mighty cute with a pair of ankle booties.

Not to mention, you can take your summer dresses, add a pair of stockings, and finish the look with boots!

4. Scarfs

Nothing says autumn like a scarf. It’s one of those fall outfit accessories that never gets old.

No, the scarf you wear doesn’t have to be the bulky one that your grandma knitted for you. A soft, lightweight scarf will do just fine.

Plus, they come in all types of designs like plaid, floral, and cheetah print. You’ll never get bored with them.

5. Switch to Fall Colors

Colors and clothes go hand-in-hand, especially when dressing for the season. When it comes to autumn, dark colors like brown, burnt orange, and maroon are perfect for fall outfits.

Changing the hue of your shirts and pants will automatically transition your wardrobe from summer to fall. However, even if you enjoy wearing bright pigments, you can pair it with dark tones.

For example, yellow and brown, maroon and cream, and burnt orange and pink look stunning together. You can have a fun, vivacious style while incorporating seasonal colors.

6. Signature Jacket

Looking good during the fall requires a jacket…but not just any ole jacket. It has to be one that makes a statement. That way, when you put it on over your shirts and pants, it doesn’t look like you’re just trying to stay warm.

Some of the best looking jackets are military designs, blazers, leather jackets, and trench coats. You can wear them over any outfit and make it look good.

Pair a signature jacket with leggings, jeans, dresses, and skirts. Oh, and remember those scarfs we discussed? Well, they look amazing with jackets. You’re welcome!

7. Keep Wearing Your Shorts

Yep, you read that right. You can continue to wear your shorts, even in the fall. To pull the look off you need confidence and a keen sense of style.

Fashion is all about being daring and feeling sure of yourself, no matter what you’re wearing. So, if you don’t care that others might stare at you for wearing shorts in the fall, go for it.

Combine your shorts with a pair of stockings to make them autumn-friendly. There are so many gorgeous stocking patterns and designs, they’ll give your outfit a little pizzazz.

A cute idea would be to put on shorts (made of any fabric). Then, pair it with lace-designed stockings. The good thing about this look at that you can wear booties or knee-high boots, and both will look good.

Put on a long-sleeved dress shirt or a signature jacket to complete the ensemble!

Become a Fall Fashionista

Hopefully, these tips make you excited about rebooting your fall outfits. The best thing about changing seasons is being able to have fun with your wardrobe. It’s also nice to know that you don’t always have to run to the department store when autumn rolls in.

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