How to Transition a Summer Dress

It’s still pretty warm here in NE Florida, at least for December! When the Blended Blog’s Wednesday link up theme was Cozy for the Holidays, the last thing I wanted was to be cozy! So I put my thinking cap on and came up with some variations on how to transition a summer dress to fall (it’s still technically fall til the winter solstice!) so that you can look fall without sweating!

How to transition a summer dress to fall

This dress has been a favorite this summer.  (You can see how I styled it for the summer HERE.) It’s light and loose and feels like I’m wearing a giant tshirt.

The first step in making the transition is to add opaque black tights and closed shes like these black Kenneth Cole booties that I bought a few months ago from Nordstrom Rack. When I started playing around with the cozy feel, I reached for this thick purple sweater. This would work great for those cool mornings when you need a little something on your arms but you know it’s going to warm up later.

Transitioning a summer dress

I just love this boyfriend cardigan and it’s not quite as heavy as the above look. Plus I like this more monochromatic look. I might even add a bright scarf if the weather called for it.
Transiitioning a summer dress to fall

This lighter-weight mustard yellow sweater is a favorite and brightens up this look! I will wear this later on in the day when it cools off a bit.

How to transition a summer dress

Here’s what I’m really wearing today. It’s still too warm to actually wear sleeves so I’m wearing this lightweight rust-colored vest as a completer pieceHow to transition a summer dress
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I'm a wife, mom, and a homeschool teacher. I'm always behind on housework and paper pile sorting. I'm fond of this crazy life but not of melted cheese. I want to follow hard after God, making each day really count. I like to run, read, cook (and eat!). Thanks for joining along on my journey!

16 thoughts on “How to Transition a Summer Dress

  1. This dress look entirely different with each cardi and pair of tights. Love the purple cardi look. Did you see Jill’s patterned hose on A Pocketful of Polka Dots? They were really flattering just like your tights. Your legs look smashing and so fit.

    On another note, the watercolor wash look of your blog is perfect for your nautical theme. Softer and more feminine than your earlier blog design. Very pretty.

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