Summer/Fall Transition Dresses and How To Wear Them

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There is no greater hassle than undergoing a seasonal transition with clothes. Often, having to pack away favorite pieces leaves one feeling a keen sense of loss. This is never truer than it is in the case of summer clothes, whose easy maintenance approach often feels unique to only the warmer months. Once fall rolls around, some may find themselves lamenting the loss of such clothing, especially the breezy summer dresses which simply need to be thrown on.

Yet, with a little forethought and creativity, many summer pieces can be layered and paired in a way that is more fall appropriate. Particularly that much-beloved summer dress. Below are a few examples of summer dresses which would make very good fall transition pieces:

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This leopard-printed midi dress is a good fall color. When stacked on-top of turtle-neck like it is here; it may just be decent enough for colder temperatures. (Priced at $119)

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Farrow’s Molina Linen Mini dress is obviously cute when worn alone as an atypical strapless party dress. But when layered over a t-shirt like it is here; the outfit gains a tempting amount of intrigue. (Priced at $64)

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This Torin Empire-Waist Corduroy dress is already a perfect fall texture. The best part is that it can be worn alone, or on top of a white blouse as it is here. (Priced at $59)

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Everyone knows that slip dresses are having a major moment right now. This midi option by Walk of Shame looks elegant enough when worn alone with some heels. But those of us who are looking for both more coverage and edge could probably layer it on top of a fitted white t-shirt. Or possibly a long, drapey cardigan for a more comfy and downplayed look. (Priced at $274)

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This check wrap dress by Mango is enough to be an elevated look all on its own. For those of us who wish to wear it well into the colder months, it looks just as good layered on top of a turtleneck and paired with white over-the-knee boots, as it is here. (Priced at $79.98)

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