8 Ways to Layer Your Current Summer Pieces with New Fall Ones
There are a few weeks during the months of September and October that are supremely awkward to dress for. Depending on the time of day, it’s either slightly too chilly or slightly too warm—and for some inexplicable reason certain summer staples (like that strappy sundress or pair of sandals) just feel wrong. This year, we’re taking cues from fashionable ladies everywhere and learning how to work a cross-season combo.
1. A Tee Under a Slip Dress
Get an extra few months of wear out of your slinky dresses with a lightweight shirt underneath.
2. An Ultra-fine Sweater Under a Dress
This also works well with a delicate knit (and a pair of tights in the winter).
3. A Sweater Over a Sundress
Fake the look of a skirt with a chunky knit on top.
4. An Off-the-Shoulder Tunic Over Wool Suiting Trousers
Just enough skin to keep you cool and just enough fabric to keep you covered. Have a jacket on hand for additional shoulder-draping.
5. A Cropped Jacket Over a Maxi Dress
Fancy heeled booties are optional, but we assure you this works just as well with any pair of (ahem, more comfortable) ankle boots.
6. Strappy Sandals With Slacks
Don’t put away those gladiators just yet. Worn with sensible slacks and a blouse, they no longer feel out of season.
7. A Sheer Maxi Skirt With a Long Blazer
The bohemian bottom creates a nice counter to the preppy vibe up top.
8. A Duster Coat Over Everything
Short hemlines, strappy heels and even our beloved off-the-shoulder tops can all be worn with a solid topper. Go with an on-trend, mid-calf length and you’ll essentially double your wardrobe.