What Your Wardrobe Needs to Transition From Summer to Fall

The last thing you want is to store away all your summer clothes and find yourself with nothing to wear on an 85-degree day in October. Stock up on these items that are friendly for both the summer and fall seasons -- your closet will thank you.


The ever-so-versatile chambray, or denim shirt, ($45; ae.com) is a fashion item for the ages. Pair one with a different shade of denim jeans or tuck into a skirt, or layer it over a T-shirt for a boyish look.

Long-Sleeve Dress

Perfect for cool summer nights and mild fall days, investing in a long sleeve dress will make your closet happy. A warm, darker color ($22; oldnavy.com) makes this dress wearable in the fall.


This 70s-style fall piece is making a comeback, and we're into it. A poncho is a more cozy twist on a traditional cardigan and can be thrown on over any outfit. A neutral color, like this gray one from Gap ($80; gap.com), is a wardrobe staple.

Wear-Anywhere Sneakers

Whether you're heading to the apple orchard, sitting under Friday night lights, or strolling around the farmers market, everyone needs a pair of comfy, walkable shoes. These classics ($50; vans.com) come in all sorts of colors -- one to match any outfit!

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Wine-Color Jeans

Instead of regular blue jeans, try changing up a fall look with wine-color skinny jeans. Throw on a pair of these ($43; macys.com) with a cream-color top and black flats and you've got a fall-approved outfit.

Sleeveless Jacket

Like a vest, a sleeveless jacket can be worn with long-sleeved tops. The lightness of the sleeveless jacket makes it ideal for those not-too-cold breezy fall days. We like this one ($26; asos.com) because it can be worn casual with jeans or dolled up with a skirt or dress.

Midlength Skirt

A midlength skirt, or a "midi" skirt, is the perfect cross between a mini and a maxi skirt. We love this pleated skirt ($36; macys.com) for a night out, whether it be in the summer or fall.


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