1. Layer It Up
Lightweight Cardigans and Sweaters
Don't shy away from color just because it is getting chilly. Trade your neons for jewel tones.
I personally love cardigans and have them in an array of colors. #mycardigangamestrong
Find one and keep it forever.
It doesn't matter the wash, your denims don't have to match (but remember the denim set era of the late 90's?). Find one you like and get a size up so you can wear layers. If you find one in a classic brand like Levis, keep it forever and don't give it away like I did when I was young and didn't appreciate a good thing when I had it (sad face).
Military Style Jackets
Another layering piece you can wear with just about anything are military jackets. Whether you go full on fatigue or settle on solid green is your choice, but cop one pronto and thank me later.
Light (Faux) Leather Jackets
Wait, before you give me that look, allow me to explain.
I know you are giving me that look, especially if you know me personally and you're thinking about the fact we live in the south. Leather goods are made in different weights. There are leathers lighter than others. Some are so light (like the brand, Black Rivet above), they can be used interchangeably with your denim or military jackets. If you want to look chic and stay cool, simply throw it over your shoulders.
2. Pull out Those Flats, Girl!
Flats are chic too!
3. Best of Both Worlds
Mix some of your summer items with fall items. However you transition, be sure to inject your personal style. Take a cue from some bloggers around the web.
A summer wrap dress becomes a duster paired with a tee and jeans.
Folake, Style Pantry
Summer dress with light trench coat.
Tiffany, The Werk Place
Light leather jacket.
Courtney, Color Me Courtney
Military jacket over summer dress.
Jen, Skirt the Rules Blog
Places to shop these items:
Wilson's Leather Outlet
New York and Company