Transition a Summer Dress to Fall

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how to transition a summer dress to fall

Blue Lace Dress

Dress with Scarf

Blue Lace Summer Dress

dress old similar from dorothy perkins | scarf old leopard optionbelt tory burch quinn flats

Happy Monday!

Over the weekend, Paolo and I did a little bit of exploring a cute downtown (the waterfall, unfortunately was not downtown). As I got dressed into my favorite summer dress (that I have owned for years) I was inspired for this post. Why does it have to be my favorite summer dress … why can’t it be my favorite every season dress? So here are my tips how to transition you favorite summer dress into your favorite fall dress.

Step 1 : add a scarf with a with a fun print and great fall colors. Step 2 : pick a color from the scarf to accessorize, I chose brown, now add a belt, tucking in the scarf. Step 3 : add a great pair of shoes in the chosen color, a hue, slightly different from the belt, but not too far off. Step 4 : add a leather jacket that compliments the colors of the scarf. There you have it, a great fall look using your favorite summer dress. I just love how a dress (last photo) can be transformed with a few easy steps!

What are your tips?

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    • August 4, 2014 / 8:19 am

      Thank you Remi! I appreciate you stopping by!

    • August 4, 2014 / 8:19 am

      Thank you Blaire! I did, I hope you had great one too!

    • August 4, 2014 / 9:00 am

      Thank you Kristen!

  1. August 4, 2014 / 9:17 am

    The scarf was the perfect compliment to that dress and I love how you styled it! Looks like it was meant to be there! Great tips! A leather jacket would also be perfect for this look! I love pieces that can be worn in so many seasons! Great post!

    • August 4, 2014 / 9:20 am

      Thank you Marianne! I love when I can make a ‘new’ look out of something old too!

    • August 4, 2014 / 9:37 am

      Thank you Ivete! I had so much fun styling it!

    • August 4, 2014 / 10:04 am

      Thank you Alecia! I really appreciate you reading along!

    • August 4, 2014 / 11:28 am

      Thank you Heidi!

    • August 4, 2014 / 1:14 pm

      Thank you Erin!

  2. August 4, 2014 / 12:55 pm

    Ohh I love how you added the scarf! At first glance, I thought it was part of the dress! I love how you added the belt, too! Beautiful 🙂


    • August 4, 2014 / 1:15 pm

      Thank you Maggie!

    • August 4, 2014 / 2:48 pm

      Thank you Eva!

  3. August 4, 2014 / 2:23 pm

    I thought this dress was part of the dress! It goes perfectly with it! I also tend to add a jean or army green jacket if it is too warm for leather.

    Nicole to the Nines

    • August 4, 2014 / 2:49 pm

      Such a great idea Nicole!

    • August 4, 2014 / 2:49 pm

      Thank you Kelly!

  4. August 4, 2014 / 2:43 pm

    This dress is adorable, but with the belted scarf it just looks so chic! Love the blue shade on you!


    • August 4, 2014 / 2:49 pm

      Thank you Anna!

    • August 4, 2014 / 3:01 pm

      Thank you Carolyn!

  5. August 4, 2014 / 4:40 pm

    That’s such a great idea! I have a similar cobalt dress that you just gave me inspiration to play with this fall! Great outfit idea girl!

    • August 4, 2014 / 4:49 pm

      Thanks so much! Have fun styling!

  6. August 4, 2014 / 11:46 pm

    Lovely dress! It looks good on you! But yes I agree, a leather jacket helps makes a dress more Fall-y and also a blue jean jacket! I’m not a huge scarf person but those work too@


    • August 5, 2014 / 9:22 am

      Thank you Raven!

  7. August 5, 2014 / 12:53 am

    I always like to just throw on a leather jacket and wear tights if it’s even colder so I can get more wear out of my summer dresses. 😛

    Maggie S.

    • August 5, 2014 / 9:22 am

      Thank you for stopping by Maggie!

    • August 5, 2014 / 12:01 pm

      Thank you Amanda!

  8. August 5, 2014 / 2:53 pm

    Beautiful blue dress and such great tips! Love the gorgeous waterfall background!

    • August 5, 2014 / 3:20 pm

      Thank you Jennie!

  9. August 5, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    These photos are gorgeous!! i actually thought the scarf was part of the dress at first 🙂 Such a fun addition to an already beautiful outfit!


    • August 5, 2014 / 7:27 pm

      Thank you Tori, I appreciate you stopping by!

    • August 6, 2014 / 9:02 am

      Thanks so much Marie!

  10. August 6, 2014 / 11:29 pm

    I love this! I didn’t realize at first that the scarf was not a part of the dress originally!

    Sensibly Sharp // Instagram

    • August 7, 2014 / 7:32 am

      Thank you Cynthia!