We just hit the “go” button on fall last week, but I’m still pawing through my summer clothes every morning.
Wardrobe-switching for me is a semi-annual “event,” which involves trying on all the clothes I wore last year (many of which no longer fit properly), making difficult decisions about what to keep and what to donate, and LOTS of ironing. So, I’ve been procrastinating it. On the other hand, my summer wardrobe has definitely been worn into the ground. If you, like me, are tired of everything in your closet, but not ready to pull out the wintery stuff just yet, here are a few fun ideas for getting the last out of your summer outfits. And it won’t cost you a dime!!
1. Tie a light summer scarf over a light, buttoned up Cardigan
The scarf gives you a little more warmth than the t-shirt alone would and let’s you play with a “menswear” look. Alternatively, tie the scarf in a loose bow, a play on vintage chiffon blouses
2. Wear your favorite summer sun dress under a jacket. Belt it!
The summer dress looks dressy enough for any office and the jacket warms the outfit up, while the belt keeps you looking slim.
3. Belt a loose chiffon blouses over a pencil skirt
This gives you a faux peplum look, in a fresh print. Pair with a pencil skirt for a dressy look or skinny jeans for a more casual style. Closed toed pumps add a nice edge.
4. Layer a simple t-shirt under a light jacket and pair with a statement necklace
The statement necklace really jazzes up a tired old basic like your favorite t-shirt and the jacket will keep you warm, especially when layered with a trench for your morning commute.
5. Asymmetrical wrap cardigan over a maxi dress
Take one of those “wrap” cardigans (which no one ever wears wrapped) and drape one side up to to the opposite shoulder. Secure with a pin (or a fashionable stud earring). Leave the other side hanging long. This creates a flattering cowl neck, and still gives you an edgy look. I liked paring this with a maxi dress for a more Autumn-style look. Slim-cut maxi dress only!