Happy Wednesday! Normally I upload YouTube videos on Wednesday, but this week I’m collaborating with another YouTuber so we’re sharing our videos tomorrow. We’ll be previewing our 10 Piece Capsule Wardrobes for Early Fall. So meanwhile I thought I’d follow that theme and share with you a few tips for easily and stylishly transitioning your wardrobe to early fall.
Tip #1 – Focus on Neutrals
While you certainly can continue to wear color in the fall, the early weeks of the season are a great time to shift to more neutrals. You’ll be able to wear them in your coolest garments – think t-shirts, skirts, cropped jeans and even shorts – but still look like you’ve moved into a new season.
Personally, I enjoy putting away my summery colors – such as seersucker blue, beachy pinks and oranges and sunny yellows – in favor of more subtle neutrals at this time of year. I go ahead and pack away my strictly summer garments and begin to make room for my autumn and winter pieces. This way I can focus on the next season’s wardrobe while still wearing clothing that’s appropriate for the warm weather.
Tip #2 – Return to the Basics
As I put away summer colors in favor of more neutrals, I also put away clothing that feels and looks summery and opt instead for more basic pieces. Think t-shirts, button up shirts and popovers, chambray shirts, denim skirts, chinos and jeans.
These are basic pieces that are easy to layer when the weather starts cooling. But meanwhile, they look chic and classic. And they definitely feel more autumnal than linen pants or gauzy tops or beach vibe dresses.
Tip #3 – Bring in the Colors of the New Season with Accessories
Most of us have a few fall colored scarfs in our collection. I also pull out more tortoise shell jewelry, animal print belts and shoes, heavier leather belts and bags and deeper colored jackets and cardigans. I also find that wearing a little animal print in general is a great tip for transitioning your wardrobe to early fall.
Tip #4 – Lean into These 3rd Pieces
While we’ll do a lot of layering in the fall and winter, it may be too early for some of those 3rd pieces. But these are the five I generally reach for first.
- denim jacket
- utility (or safari) jacket
- cotton cardigan
- cotton pullover sweater
- neutral colored blazer
If you layer those top pieces of short sleeve tees (or even the occasional tank top), you’ll still be relatively cool but you’ll also look more like fall. Lightweight but seasonal toppers are a great way for transitioning your wardrobe to early fall.
Tip #5 – Change Out Your Footwear
The final tip I have for transitioning your wardrobe to early fall is simply to change out your footwear. No, you don’t have to put away all of your sandals yet if you don’t want to. Look, these aren’t rules. They’re just tips to help you start the process…when…you’re…ready.
I realize we all pull out our fall wardrobes at different times, depending on where we live, our personal preferences and our lifestyles. But I’m just providing these tips so they’ll be here when you’re getting the “all things pumpkin spice and apple cider” vibes. Hahaha!
So one of the easiest ways to change the overall vibe of your outfits from summer to fall is simply to switch in mules for sandals, loafers for slides and slip on sneakers for flip flops. If you enjoy wearing peep toe booties, those are a great option because they allow you to savor your pretty pedicure a little longer.
Which of these tips for transitioning your wardrobe to early fall are you already using? Any of them?
Shopping for Transitional Pieces
If you’re in need of any of the transitional pieces I’ve mentioned, I’ve prepared a shopping widget that might interest you. These are shoes, basic tees and jeans, third pieces and accessories that could help you transition your wardrobe to early fall seamlessly. These are affiliate links, of course. If you shop through these links and make a purchase, I potentially earn a commission, but at no additional cost to you. Thank you for shopping my links!
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We don’t like to alienate ourselves these days, do we? I certainly don’t. I don’t want to draw a line in the sand and find myself alone on one side of it. Plus, our culture tells us we’re hateful, bigoted, narrow-minded or arrogant if we make a divisive statement or stand.
And honestly, I don’t want to alienate people from me. I want to love them. I want invite them, not infuriate them.
But there’s nothing loving about letting someone miss out on the kingdom of God simply because I don’t want to rock the boat. In my fear of creating a gulf between me and my loved one or friend, I perpetuate the chasm between them and their Maker. Jesus made it very clear. There is only one way to enter into the kingdom of heaven. Let’s not be afraid to share the way.
Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” ~ John 3:3