That summer breeze has turned cooler and days are getting shorter. Autumn has come to stay for a while. That means a transition in your wardrobe from cool, breezy clothes and sandals, to warmer clothes and shoes. Not ready for a fall wardrobe yet? Not sure your clothing budget can handle the additional expense? Have no fear! Here are some steps to stretch your wardrobe budget and adapt your favorite summer clothes to autumn.
Transition from Summer to Autumn
Use your favorite summer clothes as a base for your autumn wardrobe. Then try these tips to add some flair to your life.
- Buy boots. Boots are an autumn staple that will take you through winter. Buy a few pairs of fashion boots rather than on one pair of high-end boots to stretch your dollar. Wear your favorite summer dress layered with a sweater and over-the-knee boots for the perfect autumn fashion.
- Don’t store maxi dresses. Layer a sleeveless maxi dress with a body suit or long-sleeved knit top. Top that off with a sweater for cooler nights, to transition your favorite dress right from summer to fall.
- Tights, tights, tights. Whether cable knit, sheer, opaque, patterned, or textured, tights add color and life to your favorite summer skirt.
- Leggings. Not into tights? Try leggings under your favorite tunic or oversized big shirt. Finish of with your fashion boots and you have designed an autumn casual look for those nippy game days.
- Add rich, deep colors to match your summer pastels. That really cool pale blue shirt will look great under a dark royal or navy sweater or blazer. Using deeper tones along the same color line tones down the bright summer colors to autumn appropriate ensembles.
Transition to autumn with relatively little expense by adding a few items to your summer wardrobe. It is a win-win situation. You get a new wardrobe and can keep wearing some of your favorite summer styles in a new way.
Save your wardrobe budget for functional warm clothing for the coming winter. Re-fashion your summer wardrobe and bring it to any of our five Flair Cleaners for care.