Summer to Fall Style: Tricks for the Transition

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Transition Clothes from Summer to Fall

There’s an evening chill in the air that tells me fall is coming!  And the changing season not only means cinnamon and apples and thoughts of cozy blankets, it also means storing shorts and sundresses and going shopping for cooler days to come…or does it?

Don’t tuck those summer clothes away just yet! Let’s be creative and consider using them well into the fall with a couple of transitional tips to get you there!

Sport a Sundress in Fall with These Tips

Turn a Summer Sundress into the Perfect Back to School Staple: Pull out some tights or knee-high socks to keep legs warm while wearing dresses, even ones with pretty floral patterns! Rain boots can keep the toes from getting wet when the rainy days arrive, and a scarf will keep your kids cozy when they head off to school. Consider layers, too, like wearing a fitted long-sleeve shirt beneath the sundress. Top the outfit with a jacket, light or heavy depending on what climate you live in (here’s one of our favorite fall jackets), and they’ll be ready for anything!

Wear Summer Shorts in Fall

Cozy Up Shorts for Chilly Days: In theory, shorts shouldn’t transition well into the fall. But have you considered adding some knit tights under them? Pair them with your child’s favorite sneakers, boots, or flats for a spunky look. Add a cozy sweater or warm jacket and they’re good to go!

How do you give new life to your kids’ clothing or yours? Be sure to check out our post “A Fresh Take on Hand-Me-Downs” for more ideas on sprucing up your kids’ wardrobe without spending money.

~ Kate Brightbill of Style Smaller

Photos by Blink Inc.


  1. Great ideas! Thanks, Kate, for spurring the ideas.

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