See these great summer to fall transition looks

#autumntrends midlife woman in silver leather jacket over abstract print dress

Dressing in the transition season is tricky

It’s normal to be attached to your summer clothes. Since our childhood, we associate summer with leisure, pleasure, freedom and fun. That were the times, no duties, no homework, just living into the day. Since summer clothes ask for light fabric, they are much less expensive than winter clothes. Thus, shopping for summer clothes didn’t rib a big whole into our allowance. Having to buy a winter coat was the worst. It didn’t leave much wiggle room for the other Must-haves or any Lust items. And yes, the winter coat wasn’t the It of the season, but more a necessity. The statement coat was out of our budget to begin with! Not to mention a awesome coat wardrobe!

The ease of summer and summer clothes! No wonder that we want hold on to them as long as possible. When your transition season is as short as it is up here in the Interior of Alaska, you may even get away without any fall clothes. This post features ideas and provides outfit suggestions to wear in the summer to fall transition.

midlife woman wearing the same dress in two different ways
Gap camouflage shirt dress with Left: pink statement belt, Winkwood sunglasses, Cartier juste un clou bangle (all own), and Ivanka Trump c/o Wikibuy. Right: Banana Republic floral coat, Hermes collier de chien belt, Winkwood mirrored sunglasses, statement necklace, Christian Louboutin pumps, and Longchamp pilage (all own)
mature fashion blogger wearing a shirt-skirt styled for different ambient temperatures
DIY shirt skirt made from a Vintage Silk men’s silk shirt styled with (left) Jones New York sleeveless top, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, statement chain belt, Jord bamboo watch, Hermes collier de chain bangle, and L.K. Bennett pumps (all own), and (right) Moda International short sleeve cashmere sweater, statement belt, Ray Ban sunglasses, Festina watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and Aerostrophe anklestrap pumps
style blogger wearing an Hawaiian print skirt in camouflage colors once styled for warm vs. cool conditions
Hawaiian camouflage inspired print DIY A-line shirt-skirt made from a Vintage Silk men’s shirt styled for warm weather (left) with Shein utility top, statement dagwood necklace, Chanel bag, Hermes enamel H-bangle, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and Ivanka Trump ankle strap pumps (all own), and cool weather with Great Northwest suede utility jacket, Loft silk sweater, American Meteorological Society neckerchief, statement belt, and L.K. Bennett open toe plateau snake print pumps

Wear a summer dress with a jacket

This look is straight forward adopted from clear sky summer evenings. You added the cardigan when it turned a bit chilly after sunset. In fall, just wear the cardigan all day and add a light trench coat of windbreaker for the commute from and to work. Another great possibility is to wear a dress with a biker jacket instead of a cardigan like in the photo below. To keep your legs warm go for pantyhose or nude fishnets.

mature woman presenting the same dress styled for two seasons
Banana Republic gray purple abstract print sheath dress styled for two seasons (left) with Hermes H-bangle, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and purple Prada pumps and (right) Coach bag, silver Herve Leger leather motorcycle jacket (all own), and suede pink pumps c/o Wikibuy

Silk skirt with jacket

Wear a short-sleeve cashmere sweater with a light skirt a blazer …

#fashionover50 woman donning the same shirt-skirt outfit styled for a warm and cool day for the office
Same DIY shirt-skirt as in the second photo collage styled for a warm (left), and cool day (right) with Brooks Brothers cashmere short sleeve sweater, statement belt, Anne Klein glencheck blazer, Hermes collier de chien bangle and leather bracelet, head band, and Celine tote (all own)

… or an utility jacket. Pantyhose or tights optional.

#styledover50 woman donning the same abstract print top in a summer (left) and autumn outfit
Shein abstract floral print short sleeve top with uneven hem line styled with Oliveo striped leather skirt, Michael Koers cork plateau sandals, Hermes collier de chien bangle (left) and Studio strappy sandals, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, Newport News pink leather jacket, Hermes enamel bangles (all own), and cropped pants c/o White House Black Market

Not a fan of pantyhose? Tip:
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Add a jean jacket to your fav warm season look

In the outfits below, all it took was a different pair of shoes, adding a scarf and a jean jacket to make the look work in the transition season.

older woman wearing the same shirt and pants in a summer (left) and fall outfit
Dress pants c/o White House Black Market and own Carhartt gingham shirt (pocket cut off) styled for summer (left) with silk geometric print scarf, statement snake tail buckle belt, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Jord bamboo watch, statement bracelet (all own), suede fringe designer clutch c/o Uno Alla Volta, and Matisse embroidered mules c/o Soft Surroundings and for fall (right) with Fossil white jean jacket, and Vittora car shoes

What are your tricks you hold on to your warm season wear? How long is your transition season? Is it long enough to invest in special clothes for it? Or do you mix and match warm and cold season items? What is your biggest wardrobe challenge in autumn, I mean except money. I mean
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You may be interested in reading my 14 tips how to transition summer pieces into fall or in how to wear your great fall wardrobe already now.

Welcome to the 169th Top of the World Style linkup party

Thank you for linking up at past parties and joining week after week. It’s always great to see you here.

When you are new here, sign up sign up to join the VIPs who get an invitation to the party each week. Next you need to know that there are three awards: Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav, Top of the World OOTD My Fav, and the Top of the World Style Winner. The first goes to the post that the readers clicked the most. Thus, let your friends know that you linked up! The title Top of the World OOTD My Fav is goes to the post that caught my eyes for whatever reason. The style winner award is a free feature for the person who had the entrance number that the random generator drew. Now take the opportunity to network, make new friends, and you visit the posts of your fellow bloggers. Introduce yourself to them and visit their blogs to say Hi.

I am currently accepting co-hosts. If accepted, you will be featured at the party, and you will receive a cool co-host button to display on on you featured page or in your sidebar. I know that a lot of bloggers ask for a fee for co-hosting, but I don’t. Let me quickly explain what it means to be a co-host. I will send you the code on the weekend before the party. All you will have to do is to copy the code into your post, and promote the party on your social media. I will do the calculation for when to schedule your post so our posts go up at the same time. Now all you need to do is sign up to co-host. It’s free here at High Latitude Style.

Today, the featured awardees are Ada, Tatiana, and Chrissy.

#linkup op of the World OOTD Readers' Fav Ada Furxhi of Elegance and Mommyhood
Ada Furxhi, the mom/fashion blogger at Elegance and Mommyhood became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

Your favorite post was Ada Furxhi’s casual cute summer look . She is the style blogger at Elegance and Mommyhood. She found the perfect background for her fun outfit. Don’t you think so?

#linkup op of the World OOTD My Fav Tatiana Moskatova
Tatiana Moskatova, the style blogger at My Fab Forties became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

I love Tatiana Moskatova’s super chic transitional outfit. She is the style blogger at My Fab Forties. The blouse is so cool. Love the graphic print. Euro Chic with a twist! <3

#linkup Top of the World Style winner Chrissy Rowden
Chrissy Rowden, the life style, fashion and healthy food blogger at Granola and Grace was the Top of the World Style winner Photo from her post

Chrissy, the life style, fashion and healthy food blogger at Granolo and Grace is the Top of the World Style winner. Her Costco Style outfit is so casual chic.

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