So today, August is officially half over. I don’t know about you, but man, the summer didn’t last long enough! It’s already time to start gearing up for the new school year! Before you know it, the weather will start getting cooler, and we’ll be diving into winter wardrobe all over again. I personally LOVE winter clothing, and I can’t wait to see what the Fall/Winter 2016 Fashion trends are going to be. (Be sure to be checking back here each week as we start to introduce them to you!)

For now, as you clean out your summer closets in preparation for new school clothes (the BEST part of a new school year right?!) I want to show you how you can extend your summer wardrobe for a little longer, and make it work for you this Fall season.

I’ve taken some favorite summer outfits and reworked them to work for the changing season. First I have a cute little sundress. I’ve changed out the sandals and straw sunhat, for knee high suede boots and matching hat. The transition from Summer to Fall can also include a change in make up tones. I’ve changed out the light pinky natural tones, for a nice fall palette.

Summer to Fall - Sundresses


For my second look we have black shorts, a favorite Summer wardrobe staple, and a cute crop top. I’ve layered over it with a long kimono, and added tights underneath the shorts. Since we can’t see it much under the kimono, I’ve swapped out the bracelet for a cute wrap choker. I also traded the floppy sun- hat for a fedora, and changed the wedge sandals to suede booties.

Summer to Fall - Black Shorts

Next I chose Palazzo Pants. These are so cute and comfy, and the best lightweight pants for Summer. They look stylish and perfect paired with a cute tank top and sandals. They also look super cute with a dress jacket, which is why they transition well into the Fall wardrobe. Swap out the sandals for some cute bootie style heels to go with the jacket, and wear small earrings and layered necklaces instead of a bracelet and dangle earrings. Also, changing the tones of your nail polish is a great way to welcome fall. Grey nail polish is supposed to be hot this year!

Summer to Fall - Palazzo Pants

I had to include the shift dress since it’s been trending for a while. Although my favorite way to wear the shift dress is by itself with a fun hat, it still looks pretty great layered with a cute, long cardigan. Also, trade out those gladiators for some stylish oxfords with knee high socks. Knee highs are totally in this season (see this post from co-blogger Sarah Elle)!

Summer to Fall - Shift Dress

For my last outfit, I had to choose the most popular go-to summer item- Denim Shorts. Get some Fall wardrobe use out of those bad boys and take advantage of that knee high sock trend! You can also layer tights and knee high socks for added warmth if you like. This edgy outfit can certainly handle it. Throw a flannel over your graphic tee and swap a slouch beanie for the headband to complete this cute fall look.

Summer to Fall - Denim shorts

I hope this helps you get a little more from your Summer wardrobe as you ease into Fall. In the upcoming weeks, we’ll be covering the hottest Fall 2016 trends, so be sure to check back frequently for tips for your back to school shopping list! And don’t forget to check everyday on Instagram @mdernteen for daily style inspirations!



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