Here at Chan Luu, we can hardly contain our excitement over the change of seasons, because it means that new fall clothing has finally arrived. But before you stash away your more summery pieces, you may want to search for some hidden fall gems. We’re taking a look at how to seamlessly transition your summertime wardrobe into fall with a step-by-step style guide.
1. Get organized.
It’s easy to focus your attention on fall/ winter shopping, but you may want to hold off until you’ve taken an inventory of your total wardrobe. Sort through your clothes first to see which items can successfully transition to the cooler months ahead. Those springtime floral dresses are perfect for pairing with cardigans and tights, while shorts look fall-ready when paired with sweaters and boots. You may be pleasantly surprised by how many fall-appropriate styles are hiding in your current closet.
2. Get Layering.
You’ll want to look for opportunities to layer pieces in unique ways that are true to you. What are your summertime essentials? If you regularly rely on graphic-print tank tops and t-shirts, you’ll want to build a fall wardrobe that accommodates those edgy designs. If your go-to look involves floral blouses and breezy sundresses, you may want to complement them with cozy fall accessories in rich autumn hues. You can even fake the layered look with one of our underlay sweaters or a signature wrap bracelet.
3. Be Unexpected.
Your fall wardrobe should represent your personal sense of style, but that doesn’t mean your outfits should be entirely formulaic. Have fun with your wardrobe by looking for exciting new ways to style your clothing and accessories. Is your summer closet filled with off-the-shoulder dresses? Freshen them up by adding a crisp button-down shirt underneath. Were you admittedly obsessed with slip dresses? Wear them over jeans for a modern update to fall layering.
4. Utilize color.
Your spring and summer styles likely include pastel watercolors, bright whites and soft earth tones. Fortunately, most of these shades blend perfectly with rich fall hues. Make a little white dress seasonally appropriate with an olive utility jacket and ankle boots, or add one of our burgundy women’s scarves or garnet accessories to your standard t-shirt and jeans. Just replacing light denim separates with darker washes can yield stylish results.
5. Add texture.
The easiest way to take your look from summer to fall is through texture. Lightweight, gauzy designs are transformed when paired with edgy leather, cashmere scarves, gunmetal jewelry or luxe velvet. Even adding a faux-fur vest to your favorite slip dress can change its look entirely. Color is important, but texture is the single biggest way to reinvent your summer essentials.
How do you plan on transitioning your summer wardrobe into fall? Share your styling ideas in the comments, or connect with us via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to show us your favorite fall ensembles instead!
Happy fall styling!
The Chan Luu Team
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