If a printed skirt, a quirky T-shirt, and sneakers have comprised your go-to summer outfit, don't fret. You can still keep the getup going. Just swap the shirt for a long-sleeved sweater and the sneakers for a menswear-inspired shoe. Not too painful, right?
Cutouts and florals should be relegated to summer months, right? Wrong. Once fall rolls around, there's no reason to cover up completely. Just trade the sandals for ankle boots and top off your sundress with a classic leather jacket. Easy as that.
Lightweight trousers are a must-have for the warmer months—especially if you work in an office with the air conditioner on full blast. Once fall gets here, leave your tie-up bodysuit at home and replace it with a ribbed knit. Pair the look with high-heel boots and save your slides for next year.
The Summer Look: Tie Up Bodysuit, $28, topshop.com; Horsebit-Detailed Leather Slides by Gucci, $550, netaporter.com.
Shorts have probably been your closet MVP since May, and we know how easy it is to get attached to a certain silhouette. It's actually quite on trend to carry your shorts into fall—they work really well with the season's must-have over-the-knee boots. Just replace your off-the-shoulder blouse with a turtleneck sweater.
The Ruffle Top
Ruffle tops have definitely had their day (or three months) in the sun, but most of them are too cute to store just yet. Switch out your cutoffs for flared jeans, trade your loafers for boots, and you're ready for fall.
The Fall Update: Mid-Rise Flared Jeans by See by Chloé, $286, matchesfashion.com; Taye Velvet Ankle Boots by Sam Edelman, $160, netaporter.com.