5 Ways to Wear Summer Dresses in Fall

The weather is cooling down, but that doesn’t mean you have to put away your favorite summer dresses for good. With a few layering tricks, accessories, and fall boots, you can take your summer dresses out for one last hurrah before the snow.

I love muted colors for summer and fall, and this dark green midi dress has been worn on repeat since I got it this last spring. Since it’s already a fall-ish muted color, all it takes is a vintage jean jacket, black booties and a matching purse to transform your look from summer to fall.

Boho-Chic is a go-to for me on cooler days. I found this amazing orange plaid dress inspired by the styles of the 1930’s on sale on the Unique Vintage website. I’m trying to stack my wardrobe with styles from every decade to achieve the perfect mix of eclectic and timeless. A free people hat — one of my all time favorite and most worn accessories– takes this look from chic to bohemian dream. Paired with a vintage jean jacket and tan boots and a matching purse, I’m ready to greet the falling leaves.

If you know me, you know I’ll do whatever it takes to get my hands on gingham. It was my mission this summer to cram as much gingham into my wardrobe as possible, and sadly, I only was able to add 3 beautiful pieces to my collection. I found this H&M baby-doll dress on sale last week, and even though summer is long past, I had to snag it and save it for next year. But, with just a few fall elements, I can still wear my latest adoption for at least a few more weeks.

Talking about layers and accessories, look how much darker this ruffle mini dress appears when accentuated by some croc booties and a blazer. For this look, I dove into my new favorite signature look– hair up with a bold headscarf and big beautiful earrings. Any of these looks can be worn with tights, and for shorter dresses like this one, I would suggest investing in some sheer nylons to beat away the cold.

In full disclosure, I almost gave away this dress because it fits a little tighter than I would normally like. But my gosh, looking at how exquisitely it pairs with my favorite camel coat– a wardrobe staple of mine for years– I can’t believe I ever considered it. I adore how 1950s this look is, and am always a big fan of midi dresses for any season.

I hope you all get a little bit of fall weather blown your way and can try out your own version of these looks this weekend!


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