One of my least favorite parts about fall is having to give up the dresses I’ve been living in all summer. I’m a dress girl through and through, and there’s nothing easier than throwing on a pretty dress and running out the door. Of course, there are always cute fall dresses, but they just don’t hold a candle to summer dresses and I just buy more dresses in the summer — I know I’ll get more use out of them. So I’m really excited to share ideas and styling tricks for how to wear your summer dresses in fall.
Extend your fall and winter wardrobes and get more play out of your summer dresses with some easy styling tricks all street stylers know for how to wear your summer dresses in fall. The trick for wearing your summer dresses in the colder months is to balance summery prints and hues with darker neutrals (think: black, navy, and gray), and warm up warm weather fabrics with heavier, cold-weather layers, from chunky knits to (faux) fur coats and suede accents. A leather moto jacket, puffy vest, and closed-toe shoes take a breezy maxi dress into the colder months. A heavy jacket or sweater and suede or leather boots makes a little white dress fall-appropriate. A chunky sweater or sweatshirt can easily transition lightweight dresses and prints into cooler temps. Use tights, turtlenecks, and thick coats to add warmth to summer frocks, while coordinating scarves, belts, and beanies tie all the layers together and add extra warmth at the same time. If you want to get more wear out of your summer dresses and extend your fall wardrobe without spending a fortune (and really, why wouldn’t you?), you’ve come to the right place. Here are a bunch of ideas and inspiration for how to wear your summer dresses in fall.