Fall is right around the corner, but if you’re like me, this seasonal transition means that your mood, like the temperature, can fluctuate between “Bring on the sweater weather!” and “Take me back to the beach!” Luckily there are some summer styles that will effortlessly adapt for fall.
During the past few months, we saw crop tops and culottes take the season by storm. And of course, summer means white-on-white ensembles abound. But who said these styles are to be banished come September? With some easy styling, the summer favorites that you aren’t quite ready to pack away can become outfits more suitable for the cooler days ahead.
Crop Tops //
Crop tops were a huge trend this summer, but wearing them during the fall? That can get a little tricky, not to mention chilly! Try pairing your short tees with a high-waisted midi skirt to avoid an exposed midriff and to get a little more leg coverage as well. This outfit goes great with any lightweight jacket, but a bomber jacket—a retro fall piece that pairs seamlessly with summer trends—is definitely a good choice.
White Denim //
White denim jeans are a staple item in my summer wardrobe, but why should they be limited to only one season? White on white is a go-to in the summer, but too many people pack their white jeans away for fall. Don’t! I’ll be wearing my white jeans with a white oversize sweater long into the fall months. Start off with a pair of white skinny jeans or an otherwise narrow-legged style for balancing with your favorite fall pieces, such as a chunky fisherman sweater, a scarf, and booties—the perfect campfire and s’mores outfit.
I think we can all agree that the culotte trend was one that proved risky but worth it. They are surprisingly versatile and can be easily worn from work to an evening out. In the summer they were worn with breezy tunics and tanks, but for fall they’ll look great as structured layers. I paired my culotte jumpsuit with a professional button-down and metallic oxfords. When the frigid winds of October and November breeze into town, menswear-inspired oversize coats and even tights will be perfect to keep you warm.