Wouldn’t it be nice to have a ton of new outfits to wear without spending anything at all? You can! Just rework your most versatile summer staples and you’re ready to hit fall running. We’ve rounded up a list of warm weather favorites that easily make the transition to autumn, with just a few key additions you likely already own.
1. Chambray Shirt
This versatile essential is just that — an essential. Often styled nautically for spring and summer, this key piece also works magic by multiplying your outfit options in the fall. Roll the sleeves and sport open over a dress, tie it around your waist 90s-style or button and belt it over a colored pencil skirt for a creative work day.
2. Crop Top
The short shirt does, in fact, work in autumn and there are many options that feel more "Fashion Week" than "spring break." Avoid overexposure by choosing a looser, slightly longer style and pair with a high-waisted bottom. Layer a jacket on top to brave chilly weather.
Tibi Cropped Top, $298
3. Midi Skirt
This modest style deservedly sticks around for another season. Pair with the aforementioned crop top or tuck in a blouse or turtleneck. Just be sure to avoid long, boxy blazers or sweaters, as the key to this look is to cinch the waist.
4. Statement Sneakers
Kicks in prints come out to play. Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Rihanna are just three of the famous faces rocking this footwear fashion. Stripes, polka dots, animal print — anything goes. Now what would you pair with this new shoe?
5. White Blazer
That "no wearing white after Labor Day" rule hasn’t been taken seriously in ages. Use the white blazer to brighten up dark outfits. Also, the black-and-white trend is still going strong. This blazer plus a black dress equals instant outfit.
ASOS Linen Longline Blazer, $87.06
Swap out summer sandals for ankle booties. Add printed hosiery into the mix when it starts getting colder. Toss on a cardigan, then a jean vest and scarf. That’s just one of the many ways to transition a shirtdress from summer to fall.