Transform a Summer Dress to a Fall Dress

When you invest in a nice dress, you want to get your money’s worth. So how do you make a dress that you’ve worn all spring and summer, and make it work in Autumn?

It’s as simple as changing your accessories! Here’s how to layer on everything you need for a new fall look.

pink dress summer to fall


Summer-In spring and summer, a simple pink fit and flare dress looks stylish and ladylike paired with a light-colored bag, sophisticated open-toe sandals, and sunny gold and white jewelry.

Fall-When the temperature drops, it’s time to move into this look into the gray zone. Simply:

  • Add a gray jacket
  • Switch a cream/white bag and shoes for a gray tote
  • Substitute open-toe sandals for open-toe, suede booties.
  • Switch to cool jewelry to complement the gray

transition a shirtdress to fall


Summer- A light chambray shirtdress worn above the knee with flat sandals and breezy jewelry is carefree and summery.

Fall – As the leaves turn transform this dress look into a legging look. To do this:

  • Wear opaque black leggings under your shirt dress
  • Swap  flat sandals for closed-toe booties
  • Tone down the light blue by mixing in fall-colored accessories like black and olive green
  • Throw on a scarf

Chic on the Cheap Ebook by Deborah Boland of Fabulous After 40

Yes, it’s that easy.  Please check out these other great outfits that transition from summer to fall. I have 10 great tips on how to create a transitional fall wardrobe. Looking for other ways to stretch your fashion dollar? Pick up a copy of Chic on the Cheap, my popular eBook that shows you how to have a great wardrobe on a budget.

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