How to Transition Summer Dresses into Fall & Link Up

how to transition summer dresses into fall | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Fall Outfit | Casual Summer Dress | Burgundy Circle Cardigan | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

How To wear summer Dress in Fall | Baublebar Earrings | Texas Fashion Blog

Fall Outfit | Brown Peep Toe Booties | Ruffle Hem Dress | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Casual Fall Outfit | Burgundy Cardigan over Summer Dress | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Hello Hello!  How was your weekend?? I spent some time with family, we seriously laughed so hard we were crying. It was a really fun evening.  Thanks to a tiny bit of cool early evening weather, I was also able to lace up my running shoes and go for a short jog/walk.  Texas heat makes outdoor workouts impossible in July through early September, so I love when the temps finally let me get out and do a little light jogging.

I have been sharing lots of fall outfit inspiration lately, and I wanted to share how to transition summer dresses into fall.  These tips are super easy, and you probably already have everything you need in your closet.

First – It’s all in the shoes.  Booties were one of my must haves basics for fall, and they are a great way to create a fall outfit with your summer dresses.  I love a good peep toe bootie because I feel like they still have a slightly summer feel and are good if it is warmer out.  For a closed toe bootie, I like to pair my dresses with a bootie that dips in the front across the ankle.  I think it help create a little bit more of an elongating look versus cutting you off and throwing off your proportions.  For some reason, I don’t feel that way with a peep toe on me. (Find more of my favorite booties for fall HERE)

Second – Add on a layering piece.  Whether you opt for a denim jacket, leather jacket, or cozy cardigan, adding on a layer over your dress is the easiest way to transition summer dresses to fall. This one piece can change the overall look of the dress.  A fitted jacket can help add shape, and a looser fitting cardigan can give you a casual boho vibe.

I told you, two steps and super easy.  Thanks so much for checking in today, and don’t forget to keep scrolling to check out the Style File Link Up!

How to Transition Summer Dresses into Fall | Lady in Violet | Houston Fashion Blogger

Fall Outfit Idea | Brown Tote Bag | Peep Toe Booties | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

Casual Fall Outfit | Sundress | circle Cardigan | Lady in Violet Fashion Blog

How To wear Summer Dress in Fall | Booties | Circle Cardigan | Houston Fashion Blogger


23 Responses to How to Transition Summer Dresses into Fall & Link Up

  1. That dress is so cute!!! Wish they still had it in my size!

  2. Nailil says:

    I love the sweater, it looks so cozy and the color is gorgeous.

  3. Very nice transition dress and the open toe booties are so cute!

  4. Ruth says:

    I love the mix off colors in this outfit. I love the shades of pink/purple and those shoes are a great option for fall!

  5. I love that you chose to wear olive shoes to really add even more life to the outfit. Just beautiful!


  6. kathy says:

    Love this whole look!

  7. Anne says:

    Funny, my post today has almost the exact same title! Perfect outfit idea for right now – I love how you made this dress work for fall, especially with this color palette going on.

  8. Rena says:

    Great look and fabulous colors for Fall. Thanks for sharing your styling tips and for hosting.


  9. Love these open toe booties!

  10. Mary Colleen says:

    Such a cute look! I love the color of the cardigan!


  11. Perfect way to stretch that summer dress a little longer. I got that cardi in the same color and the blush. I’ve already just about worn the blush one out…LOL I need to start sharing some love with the burgundy.

  12. Jennie says:

    Very pretty look and great color combination! I enjoyed reading your tips for a fall transition.

  13. Elise says:

    Beautiful transition look, I love your dress!

    xx, Elise

  14. amy says:

    Such a cute fall look! Love the colors and the booties!

  15. Gina says:

    I love both of your tips for wardrobe transition! Love the way the outfit came together!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  16. jodie says:

    I just bought a long cardigan like this so I could do the same thing, Karen!
    It’s perfect!

  17. Carrie says:

    Great summer dress transition into fall.


  18. Shelly says:

    With our crazy Texas weather transitioning a summer dress to fall is a must! Happy Tuesday!

  19. Kellyann says:

    I love that dress! It looks great with the cardigan and booties – super cute!

  20. Perfect transitional look! I love this pretty dress and your peep toe booties. Thanks for the link up!

  21. Laurie says:

    These long cardigans are so valuable aren’t they? I wear them a lot at this time of year. Lovely colour this one you have on xx

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