It’s that time of year again! Brand new fashions are making their debuts on the runways, which has us looking forward to changing up our wardrobes. If ever there was an official mark of the seasons changing, any fashion enthusiast will tell you it’s when the fall and spring/summer fashion weeks begin. With that being said, switching over to fall style isn’t so simple when you haven’t had the chance to go shopping yet or you simply don’t want to empty your entire wallet on every autumn trend that comes your way. Luckily, you don’t have to feel like you’re left behind when it comes to fall fashion. How, you ask? Well, there are plenty of ways you can make your existing wardrobe work for you as you enter cooler climates.
Today I’m going to share some of the best ways to make your spring wardrobe work for fall. You might be thinking I’m crazy, but just wait until you actually visualise these options; you’ll see that it’s definitely possible to transition seasons with style!
Switch out accessories
One of the easiest ways to look fall-ready without having to completely ditch your spring wardrobe is to update your look with some autumnal accessories. Say goodbye to your straw summer bag and hello to a deep maroon cross-bodice handbag like the bag suggested by this article. You may also want to get on board with booties and ditch the novelty summer sandals. This way you can keep wearing your flirty dresses while making them fall-appropriate. The best part about this technique is that you can pair the same fall accessories with multiple outfits, meaning you get much more use out of the purchase than if you chose to buy a new fall top.
Mix and match seasons
Sometimes you might not feel like buying a whole new wardrobe for the season, so instead, you get creative. Getting creative means mixing and matching spring and fall styles to create a unique look that works for both times of the year. One example might be to wear one of the many ’70s-inspired pairs of jeans listed by this site with your favourite floral blouse. Long sleeves and short pant legs are also a great match, and so are many other combinations once you start experimenting and finding what works well together. You just might be surprised at the endless looks you can create.
Layer it up
Last but not least, if you’re struggling with letting go of your spring clothes altogether, all you need to do is add some extra layers to transform these warm-weather pieces into ones that can withstand the colder weather. Wear tights underneath your shorts, put an extra camisole under your tank top, and top off your ensemble with a cozy knitted cardigan. Layers are the savvy fashionista’s way of making her wardrobe work year-round, no matter the trends or the season. This page has plenty of tips for layering, one of my favourites being the layering of a button-up underneath a sweater. It’s a great way to use your trusty chambray as the leaves change!