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Bringing Your Summer Wardrobe Into Fall

We’re welcoming back Audrey today (yay!).  Her recent guest post on how to put together a re-mixable wardrobe was such a hit that I asked her to come back and bestow some more of her wisdom on us.  Check out her easy tips on how to transition your look from summer to fall…


Hello again, everyone!  My name is Audrey and I blog at Putting Me Together, a style blog that aims to help women maximize their wardrobe and hopefully spend less money on clothes.


I don’t know about you, but I love wearing dresses in the spring and summer. And as fall approaches, I’m still not ready to give up those dresses!  So, today I have a couple of tips for making those summery dresses transition into cooler weather as the seasons change.


First, the easiest piece.  I simply added tights and boots and instantly I turned my summer dress into a fall outfit.  I threw on a cardigan and I was good to go. Easy enough, right?


To make the dress feel even more appropriate for fall, I also chose different colors.  For the spring look on the right, I paired the dress with bright colors while for the fall look on the left, I stuck with neutrals and more muted colors. With just a few easy tweaks you can get more mileage out of your dresses!


If you would like tips on finding dresses that can be mixed and matched like this, read this post on Shopping for Remixable Pieces and check out the rest of the Building a Remixable Wardrobe Series.


Thanks again for having me!


What do you guys think?  Will you be investing in some tights and boots this fall?  What other tricks do you use to extend your summer wardrobe?


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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen Gagnon August 16, 2012 at 11:57 am

Cute! I never put any of my summer clothes away and try to wear as much as I can year round {with the exception of shorts…}! I’m definitely going to hop over to this blog to check it out. Thanks for sharing :)


Anonymous August 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Love your style!!! I have followed your blog and I wonder if you could do a post on camouflaging problem areas e.g. my legs have minor blemishes/spots and so I avoid shorts etc – do u have tips/products that would make legs looks nicer?


zzipper August 16, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I use this method when traveling as well. It’s so much easier to pack tights than another pair of pants.


Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com August 17, 2012 at 4:27 am

Good point!


Alana of Domestic Bliss Diaries August 22, 2012 at 1:56 am

I would venture to say that most of us don’t have the luxury of a separate wardrobe for each season, so it’s important to purchase clothes that can give us that “bang for our buck”. Audrey, I am so thankful that there are style blogger like you who are “keeping it real”… showing us that, no, not everyone can have closets the size of small homes and designer clothes to fill them. You can be just as stylish with a closet the size of, well, a closet!



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