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A Dozen Transitional Outfits for Early Fall

September 30, 2019

We’re supposed to be getting cooler tempertures next weekend (fingers crossed!). But it looks like I’ll still be wearing what we’re all calling transitional outfits until then. By this time of year I’m just ready for a change of color and texture even if it’s too early to layer on any warmth. Plus I’m done with shorts! What about you? So today I’m simply rounding up all the transitional outfits for early fall that I’ve been sharing and wearing. I thought these might provide a little inspiration as most of us continue to wait for those real fall-like temperatures.

The common elements

I’m finding I have a few pieces in my wardrobe that I’m constantly rushing through the laundry to wear again these days. These common elements show up in so many of my transitional outfits for early fall because they’re easy to mix and match, lightweight and easy to layer, neutral shades and reminiscent of fall.

Are you wearing these on repeat, too?

In fact, today I’m putting away most of my pure summer clothes and pulling out my fall and winter wardrobe. But I have a feeling the common elements above will continue to be my mainstays for another week or so. Plus, these items will factor into my cooler weather looks later on, too.

The Transitional Outfits

For each of the outfits below I’m simply providing shopping details in the captions. But I’m also providing links to the original blog posts so you can get styling or size details if you would like to know more. Just click on the photo or the link below it for the full post.

#1 – Lunch & a Matinee

This first look works so well because it starts with a simple tee and your favorite jeans. Just layer on a cotton sweater for cool theathers, churches, restaurants or airplanes. Add some fun with animal print or other trending elements.

Style Formula: What to Wear to Lunch & a Matinee
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pullover cotton sweater (TTS wearing small) // black v-neck t-shirt (TTS wearing small) // girlfriend jeans medium wash (fit TTS – I’m wearing an 8 for looser fit) // black leather hobo bag (available in other shades) // leopard print calf hair flats // moon & star earrings // gold hoop earrings // tortoise cabachon bangle // classic gold bangle

#2 – Chic with a Splash of Color

I know the t-shirt in this look is a little expensive. But you can find other great options here and here to duplicate this look easily. I find myself wearing this outfit at least once a week. (I just ordered one of these!)

A Fun Fall Look for Later
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JOY t-shirt (wearing a small) (more economical option) // black combat modern crop pants (wearing size 29) // leopard print sandal slides // black hobo bag // earrings // cardigan (wearing a small)

#3 – Jeans, Tee and Sneakers

This outfit is all about the sneakers! When you have a pair of great shoes – such as these chic metallic & leather sneakers or a pair of leopard print slip-on sneakers – you can keep everything else simple and still look pulled together.

CARIUMA Sneakers for Chic Casual Style
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white t-shirt (wearing small) // destructed slim pocket skinny jeans (wearing 29) // off-duty plush yarn hoodie (wearing small) // no-show socks // CATIBA metallic silver and white leather sneakers // small stud earrings // hoop earrings

#4 – The Warm/Cool Outfit

I’m hot. Now I’m cold. Now I’m hot again. Now I’m cold again. Ugh! Ever feel that way? At this time of year, it’s smart to have a comfy, neutral colored cotton sweater you can slip on over anything. In this outfit I’ve just slipped it over my favorite white tee.

The Warm_Cool Outfit
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straight-fit high-waist ankle jeans // white t-shirt // cotton blend pullover sweater – sold out (similar) // leopard print belt // sneakers // shoulder bag // necklace (option) // earrings

#5 – Upscale T-Shirt & Jeans

I called this an “upscale t-shirt” simply because it feels luxurious and it’s a nice change from the basic black or white tee. But it’s available for a song! And this soft, plush tee will come in handy next spring, too.

Upscale T-Shirt with Ankle Jeans
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high-rise straight-fit ankle jeans – wearing size 29, TTS // Luxespun boy t-shirt in wide stripe – wearing size small, TTS // Sam Edelman slide sandals, TTS // the Transport tote // sunglasses // double bar pendant necklace – sold out – option // gold hoop earrings // mini Chloe studs // gold bangle // oval ring hip belt

#6 – Sweet Travel Dress

Every so often I just want to slip on a dress! I like the simplicity of a one-and-done. And this one from Title Nine has super powers! You’ll have to check out the original post to discover what nifty tricks this beauty can do.

Fall Outing
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3/4 sleeve Dream dress // Ecco sandals // jewelry options // sunglasses // denim jacket

#7 – Black Tee & Jeans

I don’t know if I’m just really enjoying outfits with a black tee or I’m just really enjoying this black tee. But ever since I purchased this particular black tee I find myself reaching for it constantly. I like that it has a nice polished look to it without being fancy or stiff. And the neckline keeps its shape. Also the black stays a true black even after many washes.

Transition Into Fall with a Black Tee and Jeans
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black t-shirt // jeans // leopard hip belt // hobo bag (economical option) // sandals // sunglasses // bracelet // similar necklace // classic hoop earrings

#8 – Denim Skirt & White Tee

All I would change out in the outfit below at this point would be the sandals. I’d probably prefer some neutral flats or sandal booties with this easy-to-wear outfit.

Transition into Fall with a White Tee and Denim Skirt
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denim skirt (shop here for $20 off your first purchase) // white tee // jacket option // handbagmore economical option // bracelet // necklace // earrings // sunglasses // shoe option // leopard vegan suede hip belt

#9 – Khaki & Chambray

You won’t go wrong adding khaki or chambray to your closet. These wardrobe essential pair beautifully, but they also contribute to so many other great looks.

Transition into Fall with Chambray & Khaki
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high waist cargo pants // chambray shirt (option 1 & option 2 & longsleeve option) // leopard flats (option 1 & option 2) // earrings

#10 – Textured Kimono

I’ve loved wearing this rosy colored textured kimono this fall. It’s also available in oatmeal and soft charcoal. I’m surprised that it’s still fully stocked. This soft, drapey accessory is so versatile and will be useful again in the spring.

It looks like everything else featured in this look is still available, too. And these premium denim jeans are marked down 33%.

Transition Into Fall with a Textured Kimono
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textured kimono // floral shell // skinny jeans (reasonably priced alternative) // blush pink loafers – low in stock (new alternative)// blush pink bucket bag // necklace // earrings // bangle // sunglasses

#11 – Soft, Muted Neutrals

I think this is my favorite outfit in the mix. Wait, no. Well, maybe. Gee, it’s a toss up. I love so many of these. Maybe we don’t need fall to come quite yet after all!!

What to wear to Women's Bible Study
What I Wore to Women's Bible Study
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white v-neck tee // dark moss girlfriend chinos // hooded lightweight cardigan // camo suede pointy toe flats // faux leather tote // leather hip belt // bangle (25% off) // necklace (similar option for less) // earrings // ring

#12 – Going Wild with Animal Print

I have to force myself not to wear this fun t-shirt everyday. I really do. I reach for it and tell myself, “No, you just wore that yesterday!…and the day before!”

Go Wild with Animal Print
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similar pants // t-shirt // belt // sneakers // bracelet // earrings // sunglasses

So many of the pieces featured in these looks are still available. And many of them at reduced prices. Let me know if you have any questions, but remember, you can also click through the link in the captions to see the original post. Or you can click the photo itself!

I hope you gained a little inspiration from my dozen transitional outfits for early fall. And soon we’ll be layering on the heavier pieces and zipping up our boots!

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7 thoughts on “A Dozen Transitional Outfits for Early Fall

  1. Kay, here in my neck of the woods, Colorado, I’ve been up since 3:30 scouring God’s Word on the subject of Grace and Truth! “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14. Grace always follows truth with Jesus and He’s our model for daily living as we dwell among others. Such a sweet time with the Lord this morning! Imagine my delight when I read your BFTH which directly speaks about this very subject! When this type of thing happens, I know God is driving home an all-important lesson for me to learn or remember. When I share Biblical truth to someone it won’t be perceived or received without Biblical grace following! Oh my what a lesson I need to practice. I appreciate how you share God’s truths but always in the sweet tone of His grace! Be blessed today dear girl!

  2. I love this recap of 12 of your fall transition outfits. There are several I really like and that given me inspiration. The highs here are still in the 90’s, so wearing layers of any kind is not what I’m doing. However, I can’t wait to need a sweater or jacket! Fabulous BFMD! ?