How to Transition a Summer Maxi into Fall


DETAILS.
Pink Maxi Button Dress (size: small - also loving this mint one) // Cardigan (old similar here & here) // Grey Boots (under a $100) // Prada Bag // Photos by JessaKae
ACCESSORIES.
Grey Floppy Hat (color: charcoal grey) // Alex and Ani Bracelets // Sunglasses // Rings // Scarf // Nars Lipgloss

Even before September arrives, it seems everyone gravitates towards fall pieces. I think we are so anxious for a new wardrobe we often forget to transition our favorite summer items into the new season.

One of the easiest and most forgotten summer pieces to bring into fall is the maxi dress. Here are a couple tips to make this maxi fall-appropriate:

1. Layers. Add neutral, lightweight layers like a oversized scarf or a loose cardigan. Layers are a great choice, especially in early fall when the weather fluctuates constantly. Removing a sweater or scarf during a particularly warm afternoon can be a much simpler solution than an entire change of wardrobe.

2. Pattern or Textures. Pick at lease one of your layers to have a varying pattern or texture. It creates dimension. For this look I went with a 
patterned scarf to add contrast. Here are some other cute patterned scarves here and here

3. Dress it Down. I opted for a cross-body bag and a floppy hat to give this look a more relaxed feel. A fedora (love this wine one) or baseball cap work great too. Casual pieces like these help create a more day friendly look.

4. Pair with Neutrals. Another trick to maximizing your summer pieces is to pair your summer hues with neutral tones. Balancing this pink dress with shades of grey makes for a great fall color scheme.  

Below are a few other pieces I love that are versatile enough to style for both warmer and cooler weather:

36 comments:

  1. Absolutely LOVE this look! Those booties are amazing.

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  2. Absolutely LOVE this look! Those booties are amazing.

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  3. Beautiful maxi! Love the grey bag and boots<3

    www.shallwesasa.com

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  4. this dress and the color palette of this look is exquisite
    ladies in navy

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  5. Love the layering and love the mix of baby pink with gray! Beautiful!



    http://jeansandroses.blogspot.com

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  6. I love how you styled this maxi especially with those gray booties and that amazing jacquard scarf!

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  7. I cannot tell you how much I love this outfit!!


    Nightchayde

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  8. You have the most incredible style! I am always so inspired by your looks! This one is no exception! Gorgeous! Love the layers and the blush and grey hues!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  9. Uhhhh-dorable. I recently found a basic black maxi in an "extended length" (#tallgirlprobz) and I can't wait to wear it this fall with booties and layers!

    xx
    Because I'm Obsessed

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  10. I love this post and your blog. I was wondering if it goes with any summer colour. I have a neon yellow bcbg dress I want to wear to a wedding in a week but am not sure if the colour is too bright or summery for a "fall" wedding.

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  11. Love how you transitioned this for colder weather, I think the scarf was a great touch
    emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

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  12. Incredibly stylish boho chic outfit! You look stunning and this dress is absolutely perfect!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  13. Love how you added layers and dimension to this look for fall! But by keeping the colors soft, I felt like you were still acknowledging summers last few breaths. Fabulous fabulous look!

    xoxo, Elena Michelle
    www.anewyorkloveaffair.com

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  14. So beautiful!!
    Love this look!!
    The color combo is simply stunning!
    -Adrienne. xo

    Citizen of the World
    Citizen of the World

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  15. I LOVE a blush and grey combo and I'm swooning over that cardigan. Love you how styled this outfit. You are such fabulous style inspiration! XO

    Kerri Ann
    A Trendy Peace

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  16. You've done the summer maxi in fall absolutely perfectly. I love the colour scheme you've gone for as well, if done wrong it could have looked a bit like a marshmallow, but you have managed to make it look really stylish and chic. Great job!!

    Joanne | www.fashion-oh.blogspot.com

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  17. Love pink and grey together. So beautiful.

    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

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  18. Love the maxi dress!
    http://sincerelysafah.blogspot.com/

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  19. This is one of my favourite looks of yours - stylish, casual and totally realistic! I love that hat and those booties are calling my name! Xo,D

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  20. This might be the most perfect "transition to fall" outfit! Love the color scheme.

    Dana | pink champagne problems

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  21. Blush and gray is my favorite color combination at the moment! This look is beautiful, Christine!

    My Fashion Fancies

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous pictures. This outfit is perfection!
    Congrats!
    Cheers!
    preppyandfunny.wordpress.com

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  23. I love this look, so simple and looks so comfy!!

    xo, Taylor

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  24. Gorgeous! You definitely have that movie star swag going! Pastels for the fall are my favorite trend.

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  25. I love your whole look! The powder pink dress in combination with grey is amazing!
    XX
    Miri
    New giveaway on: http://currentlywearing.com/polo-day-giveaway/

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  26. That's a great outfit, you look absolutely gorgeous!

    xo Andrea

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  27. I love this dress paired for Fall! Everything is so beautiful!

    Kay // Fashionably Kay

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  28. Super practical idea! Thank you for sharing! I would've packed up my maxi dresses if it weren't for this post!

    Annie
    The Mama Gazette

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  29. Love this look, casual but classy. The color combination is perfect, very girly, I love it.

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  30. you have amazing hair, and i love your bag!

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  31. Love LOVE the colors in this look. The hat is amazing on you.

    www.qustomquinns.com

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