How to Transition Your Wardrobe | Summer to Fall

Transitioning from a summer wardrobe to a fall one can be an exciting but confusing process. Luckily, it can be a gradual transition: it’s not an all-or-nothing approach. You can gradually incorporate fall pieces into your outfits while still making use of some summer items.

At the latest Thrift Your Style event by Goodwill Akron and blue / A GOODWILL BOUTIQUE / I had the privilege of putting together an entire rack of “End of Summer/Early Fall” must-haves to keep you looking stylish:


Here are some tips to help you smoothly shift your clothing choices as the seasons change:

1. Layering: Begin incorporating lightweight layers into your outfits. I love introducing long dusters or cardigans. This could include wearing a cardigan over a summer dress or pairing a light sweater with your favorite shorts. You can easily wrap these additions around your waist if it gets too toasty. Trending now is oversized cardigans and sweaters.


2. Add Autumn Colors: Start integrating fall colors like warm browns, deep oranges, rich burgundies, and olive greens into your outfits. These hues evoke the cozy and inviting feel of the season. I especially love a burnt orange as it can be paired with SO much! It’s a lovely color for the fall.


3. Swap Footwear: Transition from sandals to ankle boots, closed-toe flats, or stylish sneakers. These shoes offer more coverage and warmth while still being versatile.



4. Experiment with Textures: Incorporate fabrics like denim, corduroy, and knitwear into your outfits. These textures not only add depth to your look but also provide warmth. Get creative by combining pieces from both your summer and fall wardrobes. Mixing different seasonal items can lead to fresh and unique outfits.



5. Animal Print! Elevate your fall wardrobe with a touch of untamed flair through the timeless allure of animal print. As the leaves change, embrace the captivating charm of this trend by seamlessly integrating it into your ensembles. Whether it’s a scarf draped elegantly, a cozy sweater boasting playful spots, or even a pair of daring boots that command attention, animal print effortlessly infuses a sense of bold elegance.

Take your time to enjoy experimenting with different combinations and finding your unique style for the fall season.

Happy thrifting!