Outfit Ideas: How to Layer 3 of Our Fave Summer Wardrobe Pieces for Fall

Cute ways to wear white skirts, floral dresses, and bright jeans when the weather gets cooler.

Saturday marks the official start of fall, which means it’s time for three of our favorite things: pumpkin spice lattes, cable-knit sweaters, and scoping out the farmers market for a seasonal gourd or two. It also means folding up your tank tops, packing up your sandals, and . . . wait. Not everything has to go into storage just yet! Several of your summer pieces can easily make the transition to fall. (Case in point: last week’s look at how to bundle up a summer sundress) Here, we took three more warm-weather essentials and styled them with plenty of cozy, fashionable layers. Voilà! Consider the shelf life of these items officially extended.

Neon Jeans

Bright denim doesn’t have to be a thing of the past! Play with berry-hued color-blocking for a creative work outfit. The peplum jacket and bow flats make it especially sweet.

Peplum jacket, $24.99 at Target; Hillary flat, $79.98 at ShoeMint; pearl-collar top, $59 at Dorothy Perkins; jeans, $24.99 at Gap; and satchel, $48.29 at Asos.

Floral Dress

We’re suckers for pattern mixing—and the floral dress you wore almost exclusively with sandals this summer is the perfect canvas to experiment with. (You could also opt for a solid-color blouse and tie the look together with a thin belt.) Add a sassy pair of heels in a rich shade and you’re set for the season.

Floral dress, $42.99 at Modcloth; Blonsky pump, $85 at Nine West; button-down blouse, $18 at Target; Greek Goddess necklace, $38.50 at Pree Brulee; and Michael Kors bag, $198 at Zappos.

White Skirt

Now that the “no white after Labor Day” rule has officially been thrown out the window, why not embrace the snowy hue with a flowy skirt? Try an all-neutral look with a sweater and suede booties. Add gray tights if the weather is especially crisp.

Panelope booties, $149.95 at Steve Madden; Turtleneck sweater, $98 at J.Crew; skirt, $40 at Topshop; Razzle Dazzle necklace, $54 at 31 Bits; Tinley Road bangle set, $28 at Piperlime; and satchel, $59.95 at DSW.

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