Summer to Autumn style
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Summer to Autumn style can be tricky. It’s sometimes warm, sometimes cold. One minute you’re overheating and the next you’re an ice cube.
This is the perfect excuse to carry on wearing summer clothes! Maybe you have a summer playsuit that you love wearing or you just found the cutest dress in the sales and you don’t want to wait ‘til next year to wear it?
And you’re anything like me, you’ll be clinging onto Summer for as long as possible (I’m still in denial that it’s Autumn).
So, when you’re about to stuff your summer clothes into the back of the wardrobe, think again.
You just need to adjust the rest of your outfit to the season.
End of Summer outfit | Autumn outfit
End of Summer outfit
I love this shift dress – it has a bit of a Chloé vibe to it, where the simple shape means you can either dress it up or down. It’s light-weight during the Summer but easy to layer during the Autumn and the neutral colour will look great with any accent colours you choose to put with it!
Here’s how to take it from this into Autumn:
Firstly, this is the easiest thing to start with. Change from sandals and espadrilles into some boots. Boots are what really takes an outfit from Summer to Autumn, because: a) obviously boots are more season appropriate for kicking fallen leaves, b) they provide more warmth and protection, and c) they just look autumny. (Proper word being autumnal :))
Swap your sunnies for a warm hat and change the thin belt for a chunkier belt. I went a corset-style, lace-up belt in dark grey to give a nice contrast to the nude colour.
You could always wear tights with but I’m not ready for that, so over-the-knee boots keep your legs covered and warm, whilst looking chic.
3. Layer up
Thin layers are great for when the weather’s temperamental. You can add or remove whenever you get too hot or cold.
In the Autumn, a sleeveless coat is a must for me – it keeps your core body warm, but allows you more freedom and breeziness without sleeves. Plus – more room for LAYERS! Whether it’s a chunky-arse knit sweater or sheer long-sleeve shirt.
Swap your light-cotton cardis for heavier woolen pieces and bring in tweeds and velvets. Sure enough, embroidery and embellishment will a big thing again this Autumn-Winter, so look to Gucci for some inspiration!
5. Introduce seasonal colours
If you’ve gone for a light-coloured summery dress, like this pinky-nude Ted Baker dress, bring in warm, berry and jewel tones to make your dress fit in with the season. I absolutely love deep burgundy and plum.
I love a berry-matte lip in the colder months. ‘Glastonberry’ by Charlotte Tilbury is just beautiful – the perfect pout for sipping on a pumpkin-spiced latte.
Lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury ‘Glastonberry’
Voilà! Make your summer staples last all year round! Do you have any tips for your Summer to Autumn outfits?