3 Simple Tips to Wear Your Summer Dresses in the Fall

Thinking about packing up all of your cute tank dresses from your summer wardrobe? Well don’t do it just yet!  With these 3 simple tips on how to wear your summer dresses in the fall, you can get a few more months out of your summer favorites! 

Extending your summer dresses into fall is great for a few reasons. First, of course, it means more bang for the buck when it comes to spending your hard-earned money on clothes, and who doesn’t want that? Second, sometimes it’s just too warm to go all out in chunky sweaters and heavy dresses. When you need something in between, here are a few smart ways to extend your summer dresses into fall.

How to Wear Summer Dresses in Fall

Tip 1: Tie a t-shirt or button-up shirt over top

The easiest way to stretch your summer dresses into fall is to layer another shirt over top. If your dress is more fitted, try wearing an oversized button-up shirt tied over top. If your dress has an A-line silhouette, go with a fitted long-sleeved tee to balance out the volume on the bottom.

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Tip 2: Add a jacket or tights

Jackets and tights are perfect for empirep-style dresses or shift dresses that do not have defined waistlines. Leather jackets are my go-to for instantly turning any look into a warm but totally chic ensemble. Other great options are military jackets and denim jackets. Wear whatever you have in your closet that you feel great in!

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Tip 3: Swap out sandals for booties

A simple swap of the shoe can transform your overall look from summer to fall in a matter of seconds. Switching those sandals for a pair of suede or leather booties is the easiest way to wear your dresses for the fall season. Depending on where you live, you may be able to sneak a peep-toe bootie, especially if your weather is still a little bit on the warmer side.

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Even More Way to Stretch Summer Dresses into Fall

  • Layer on a chunky sweater or cardigan to really pull in those fall vibes.
  • Don’t overlook the power of a dark lip or nail color to emphasize the change in season.
  • Reach for seasonal accessories like warm scarves, wool hats, and dark-colored handbags.

Whether your weather is already feeling cool and crisp or the days are still on the warmer side, you can lean on these creative ways that you can extend the life of your favorite summer dresses well into the fall season.

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What about you?

What are your go-to tricks for extending your summer clothes into fall? It doesn’t have to be for dresses either, any tips are appreciated!


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