This post is sponsored by thredUP. As always, all opinions and ideas are entirely my own.
Fall is one of my very favorite seasons. The cooler weather is always a welcome respite from the oppressively dry heat of Utah summers! But there is one particular aspect of fall that I don’t love, and that’s how complicated it gets to get dressed in the morning. Summer and winter are both easy to dress for, because you know it’s either going to be hot or cold. But in the fall you get a mix of both, and that turns the simple act of getting dressed into a complicated ordeal! (It usually involves repeated checks of the daily forecast, trying on at least six different outfits, and writing out an extensive Pros and Cons list.)
But I’ve found a way to make the transition to cooler weather easier, at least when it comes to getting dressed, and that’s what I’ll be sharing with you today! Instead of spending a fortune on new clothes for fall, you simply adapt your summer clothes for the cooler weather. Then in a couple of months, you can put all that money you saved towards functional winter items that tend to be more expensive, like coats, boots, etc.
Intrigued? I knew you would be! :-) So today I’ll be “modeling” a few easy ways to transition your summer clothes into a fashionable fall wardrobe. To create these outfits, I supplemented some of my own summer-y items with some great pieces I bought on thredUP! thredUP is a secondhand clothing store based entirely online, and it’s my secret weapon for scoring great deals on brand name clothes (up to 90% off in some cases!) And speaking of discounts, you definitely don’t want to miss the special offer from thredUP at the end of this post!
7 Ways To Turn Summer Staples Into Fall Fashion
1. Floral Maxi Dress + Knit Sweater
An easy way to tackle the summer-to-fall transition without buying any new clothes is to wear one of your summertime floral dresses with a knit sweater layered over the top. Finish off the look by adding a pair of casual sneakers, and you’ve got a fun, playful look that’s perfect for fall!
I bought this cozy navy blue sweater by Banana Republic on thredUP for only $21.99. That works out to being 72% off the original retail price of $78! And it was so easy to find too—all I had to do was search “sweaters” and filter the results to show options in my size!
2. Floral Maxi Dress + Leather Jacket
You wouldn’t think there would be many ways to wear a shoulder-baring dress in cooler weather, but this is one! Just throw a classic leather jacket over the top for a fall look that’s equal parts flirty and edgy. Need another layer for warmth? Add a long-sleeve tee under the dress!
This white long-sleeve shirt is by Old Navy, and I found it on thredUP for only $25.99. The original retail price was estimated at $42, which means I saved 42%!
3. Floral Maxi Dress + Denim Jacket
Okay, this is the last you’ll hear about the floral maxi dress, I swear! ;-) One last tip for carrying your favorite flow-y dress into fall is pairing it with a denim jacket! A great denim jacket is endlessly versatile, so you can find ways to wear it all year round!
This particular jacket is made by Route 66, and I bought it on thredUP for just $13.99. That’s 46% off the original price of $26—a steal for a jacket that still had the tags on it!
4. Graphic Tee + Plaid Jacket
For better or worse, the 90s are back in a major way when it comes to fashion. So why not lean into it? Get your 90s vibes by layering a dark plaid jacket over that fun graphic tee you wore all summer.
I was a bit apprehensive about the plaid at first, but now I love this Roaman’s jacket! I found it on thredUP for $25.99, which ended up being 71% off the original retail price of $89!
5. Sassy Skirt + Knit Sweater + Booties
You don’t have to part with your flow-y summer skirts once the weather cools off! Pair it with a knit sweater and pair of fall-ready ankle booties. It’s a great way to keep warm while still showing off your summer-tanned legs for a little while longer. :-)
I came across this skirt by Talbot’s on thredUP, and once I saw the price, I had to have it! I only paid $10.99 for it, though it’s original retail price was $60. (That’s 80% off for those keeping score at home!)
6. Sheath Dress + Button-Up Shirt
Sheath dresses are great for the office, but they can be a bit chilly to wear once the weather cools off. An easy way to make them more fall-appropriate is to wear a button-up shirt underneath! Wear this combo with or without tights (depending on the weather) for a studious look that is perfect for fall.
7. Shirtdress + Slacks
Shirtdresses keep you cool during the summer while still giving you a neat, professional look. But when the temperatures drop, they may be a bit too breathable! Bring that shirtdress into fall by pairing it with a pair of slacks or trousers in a complementary color. The dress becomes a trend-setting longline top, and you’ll have a great weather-appropriate look!
Take these ideas and use them as inspiration for your own summer-to-fall looks! All it takes is a little creativity, and you’ll be putting together unique and weather-appropriate looks all season long! If, like me, you find you need to add a few extra pieces to complete your transitional wardrobe, I highly recommend checking out thredUP! With their massive selection of styles and brands, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for!
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