How to Keep Summer Alive in Your Closet

Don't pack up those sundresses and shorts just yet!

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The Skirt

Floral-Print A-Line Midi Skirt by Toga, $380,
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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?

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The Summer Look: Ben Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt by Opening Ceremony, $150,; Sk8-Hi Slim Sneakers, $60,

The Fall Update: Gauzey Mohair Jumper, $65,; Stretch Platform Bluchers, $50,

The Dress

Eden Cutout Broderie Anglaise-Trimmed Printed Cotton Dress by Zimmermann, $530,
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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.

The Summer Look: Napoli Knotted Sandals, $90,; Milner Nano Envelope Leather Cross-Body Bag by Sophie Hulme, $300,

The Fall Update: Faux Leather Jacket, $70,; Jensen Leather Ankle Boots by Acne Studios, $560,

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The Pants

Trousers With Golden Side Buttons, $100,
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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,; Horsebit-Detailed Leather Slides by Gucci, $550,

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The Fall Update: Tri-Color Ribbed Knit by Red Valentino, $450,; Leather High Heel Ankle Boots, $119,

The Shorts

High-Waited Shorts, $26,

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 Summer Look: Off-the-Shoulder Embroidered Silk and Cotton-Blend Top by Rachel Zoe, $295,; Flower Studded Sandal, $85,

The Fall Update: Striped-Neck Sweater by Golden Goose Deluxe Brand, $330,; Thighscraper Suede Over-The-Knee Boots by Stuart Weitzman, $845,

The Ruffle Top

Hilma Ruffled Striped Top by Osman, $450,

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 Summer Look: Distressed Denim Shorts by Alexander Wang, $215,; Velvet Loafers, $50,

The Fall Update: Mid-Rise Flared Jeans by See by Chloé, $286,; Taye Velvet Ankle Boots by Sam Edelman, $160,

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