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Fall Fashion: How to Transition Summer Clothes to Fall

It’s that “not quite” time of year. Stick a fork in sun kissed walks on summer sands, while fall’s golden light and crisp winds aren’t yet here to stay. The thermometer can’t commit to a season from day-to-day, hour-to-hour. We find ourselves smack-dab in the middle of no longer summer/nearly fall. So what’s a girl to wear? Here are some tips for transitioning clothing to fall:

Value VersatilityThe first key to fall dressing is to pick a singular piece that hits high marks both for its style and its functionality. The sharmbaa wrap shrug looks great in hot and cold weather. It offers multiple looks in one garment that move with you, whatever the temperature. Wear it as a cover-up for an extra layer of warmth for those times when the wind comes knocking at your door. Then, the sharmbaa wrap shrug can be thrown on as a scarf or go into a bag when the breeze dies down and the sun peeks out from behind the clouds.

Tried and True: There are certain summer staples that transition well into the fall. A maxi dress that was worn solo during the summer can be topped with a long-sleeved cover-up or belted for a nearly-fall twist.  It’s all about the styling. So, before you relegate your shirtdresses, tunics or A-line skirts to the back of the closet, try revamping your summer looks for the fickle weather.

Mix It Up: From updating a look with tights or leggings to adding a cover-up, layering is a great weather-defying strategy. But you don’t want your layered look to come across as bulky or busy. The key to making layering work is the “long over lean” rule. Try a longer-length top or cover-up over a leaner bottom like tights or skinny jeans for a look that’s both streamlined and ready for the change in season.

In the Trenches: A versatile choice in outerwear for this time of year is the trench coat. Super current, it’s a stylish look that can be worn open when the thermometer is on the rise or buttoned and topped with a scarf for an added layer of warmth.

Add a Pop of Fall Color: Pick an accent color in anticipation of cooler weather to come. Try a cover-up in a deeper rich jewel tone to wear over summer shades. Or consider updating the palate of your makeup. A lipstick in plum or a nails painted grey are great for getting in the mood for fall.

Best Foot Forward: Many shoe options transition seamlessly from summer to fall. We’re in love with the ankle bootie, because it’s both incredibly versatile and a super-hot choice for the season. For a more classic look, try a ballet flat. Both are great wardrobe staples that look sharp with a bare leg or worn with tights, as well as with skirts or pants. Also, don’t put away your sandals or open-toed shoes just yet. These days, women aren’t so worried about what’s appropriate before and after Labor Day. They’ve thrown out the rulebook and are wearing what’s right for the weather. The sandal or open-toed shoe are a great choice for the days of Indian summer.

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