Got a soft spot for your summer florals? Well, who says they can't stick around for fall? With a touch of creativity and our 1-2-3 How To Guide, you can seamlessly transition those breezy florals into stunning fall ensembles. We're here to guide you through the art of transforming your summer florals into fabulous fall fashion. So don't pack up those pretties just yet! Read on...
1. Sayonara Sandals...Step into some Boots:
One of the most noticeable changes as autumn arrives is the footwear. Trade in your summery open-toed sandals for chic ankle booties or knee-high boots. These will not only keep you warm but also add an extra dose of sophistication to your outfit. Imagine your favorite floral dress paired with suede booties – the perfect blend of summer and fall vibes. Nothing says fall is here like a pair of boots.
We know sometimes the step into boots can be a stretch, especially if you are a sun-loving beach babe at heart. If you're looking to transition to fall a little more gradually, consider replacing your sandals with a semi-closed wedge heel like the Corkys Calypso Wedge Sandal. The Calypso has a soft leather upper providing more coverage than a traditional summer sandal but has an open heel and toe design - ideal for those later summer/early fall days. It's like taking one step toward fall without jumping all the way in!
Another option for those not quite ready for full-on boot season...have some fun playing around in sneaks & tennis shoes. I don't wear closed shoes much in the summer so when the weather cools down, I reach for comfy slip-on sneakers like the Corkys Babalu Sneaker. They are as comfortable as my summer sandals and a baby step closer to fall. They come in fun colors that pair well with a variety of florals and you can even wear them with skirts & dresses for a casual on-the-go look.
2. Hang Up the Shorts, Hello Maxi Skirts, and Long Pants:
Wave goodbye to those shorts and those shorter skirts – it's time to embrace longer styles. Think maxi skirts and full-length pants. Your legs might be a bit more covered, but your style will still be on point. Keeping your floral top and simply changing the length of your bottoms will lend way to that fabulous fall vibe.
In our featured Outfit Inspo, we're trading the knee-length Alure skirt for a longer Maxi Skirt with pockets. We're keeping the color the same...just going with more length and voila! We are already one step closer to those autumn feels.
We've also traded those adorable Sawyer Swing Shorts for full length comfy pocket pants to cover our legs and keep them warm as the cooler months start rolling in. Elongating our bottoms gives our overall look more of a cooler weather vibe which helps our floral tops fit right into the upcoming season.
Cara Short Sleeve Cardigan | Transitional Sunset Sleeveless Blouse in Navy | Carmine Cardigan | Alure Skirt | Maxi Skirt with Pockets | Sawyer Swing Shorts | Sateen Headbands | Oversized Ostrich Tote Bag | Dixie Bliss Nora Earrings Duo Set | Jeanette Pants with Pockets | Priscilla Palazzo Pants | Sandals | Corkys Babalu Sneaker
3. Layer Up with Cardigans and Jackets:
Chilly days call for layers. Grab those trusty cardigans and those oh-so-cool denim jackets. Layering is like your fashion superpower for fall. A delicate floral blouse paired with a chunky knit cardigan not only adds warmth but also creates a textured and multidimensional look. A denim jacket adds an edge to the soft floral patterns and also creates a multidimensional look bringing more interest to your outfit.
4. Play with Accessories:
Your choice of accessories can make or break an outfit, and this holds true when transitioning your summer florals into fall. Swap out your lightweight summer accessories for those that are more autumn-appropriate. Think chunky statement pieces, layered necklaces & bracelets, and earrings in warm tones. These accessories will add a touch of coziness to your look and tie in with the fall aesthetic.
- Swap sun hats for scarves & headbands
- Trade straw bags for vinyl/leather bags
- Replace sunglasses with knit beanies
Straw Hat | Opal Blouse | Mustard Suede Headband | Druzy Open Stone Earrings | Sunglasses | Carmine Cardigan | Shorts | Hand Blown Glass Pendant | Sage Headband | Crystal Necklace & Earrings Set | Alure Skirt | Beach Backpack | Ostrich Tote | Sage Pant | Shoes
5. Mix in Darker Tones and Embrace Fall Fabrics:
Now, here's where things get interesting. While pastels and bright hues are the heart of summer florals, fall calls for richer, deeper shades. To keep wearing your favorite florals in the fall, you'll want to pair them with the warmer darker solid pieces from your closet. Take a look at the colors in your favorite floral tops and try to spot the darkest hues like navy, green, burgundy, brown, or black. Instead of wearing bright yellow, try a warmer mustard. Instead of beige or tan, transition to chestnut brown.
Summer fabrics tend to be light & airy. When transitioning into fall, start pairing your floral tops & dresses with textures that are fall-friendly like natural or vegan leather, suede, corduroy, thicker ribbed or cable knits. This will help keep those much-loved florals with you longer into the fall season.
6. Tights and Leggings For the Win:
Want one more tip? Your favorite floral summer dresses don't have to hibernate. Slip into some tights or leggings, and you're ready to roll. It's like giving your dresses a warm hug – and who wouldn't want that? And as we mentioned earlier, just add some autumn-appropriate accessories and a light layer and voila! You are fabulously floral in fall.
So, there you have it, friends...your Easy 1-2-3 How To Guide to rocking those summer florals well into the fall season. It's all about mixing, matching, and having fun with your style. Be creative and remember to blend elements from both seasons. Keep those florals blooming and strut into fall with your head held high.