How to wear your great fall wardrobe already now

#midlifefashion woman in transitional season work outfit with polka dot dress and denim oversize jacket

Combine old summer and new fall items

When you bought clothing and you are not eager to wear it immediately, then better bring it back and get your money back. It’s a sign you bought the wrong piece. Now what when it’s not the season yet or you bought an item on sale for the next time the season is around, but you still want to wear it right now. Well, first, congrats you most likely bought a great wardrobe addition. Second riot your closet for items you already own that give the vibe of the season you want to dress for. A pretty fall dress can be worn on a chilly summer day with the right shoes. Chinos also look great in summer with a classic top and sandals.

Wear it now, wear it later

Recall, it’s already fall weather up here in Alaska. Here I show the new fall outfits and feature how I wore the respective item in summer.

Purple floral print fit-and-flare work dress

I bought this fit-and-flare fall dress for fall on my last trip to Louisiana. I wore it without jacket/cardigan for the last days of Alaska’s short summer. Later in fall, this dress looks great with a cardigan or cropped jacket.

#fashionover50 woman presenting the same floral print dress once styled for summer, once for fall
Banana Republic purple abstract print on shades of gray fit-and-flare dress styled for summer (now) and fall (later).

Porcelain Kate Middleton inspired dress

Blue and white work for all seasons. Thus, even when you bought a blue and white dress for fall you can style it with open-toe pumps or sandals for now. Later you opt for more sturdy foot gear and may be even wear a cardigan.

#styleover50 woman wearing the same dress for different temperatures
Shein blue-white porcelain dress styled for the Dog Days and for early autumn
#advancedstyle older woman in blue and white sheath and cardigan Indian summer look
Zoom-in on Shein porcelain short sleeve sheath, The Limited cardigan, Michael Kors fall wedge sandals, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and sunflower yellow Longchamp pilage (all own)

Chinos

Chinos are a bit more dressy than jeans, in my opinion. They are my staple for the transition between the warm and cold season. However, one can don them already on a cool summer day with a classic top, strappy sandals and a statement necklace.

#styleover50 woman presenting chinos styled for the warm season and autumn
Oliveo chinos styled for a cool day in the warm season, and for autumn
#midlifestyle woman in chinos, jean jacket, statement pumps and belt plus tear drop whole top
Oliveo chinos, BGBC studded pumps, smoky quartz statement belt, Star jean jacket, Longchamp pilage (all own), and tear drop whole top c/o Covered Perfectly

Polka dot dress

I got this polka dot dress in summer for the transition season. Yes, I coudn’t wait to wear it. You saw the dress already twice on the blog. In case you missed it, here are the links how I wore the Pretty Woman inspired dress with tan accessories and a second time I went for a green with cooper outfit. Below see how I styled it for the transition season and earlier in July.

#advancedfashion woman in polka dot dress with denim jacket
Great Northwest denim oversize jacket, Zaful polka dot dress, statment belt, Michael Kors fall sandals, DIY amber bangle, statement necklace that picks up the shades of the look, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own), wood sports watch c/o Jord, and blue fish clutch c/o Bellorita
#maturestyle older woman in autumn attire with polka dots and denim for work
Right side view of autumn work outfit
#midlifestyle woman in cooper, white green office outfit and green bag
Zaful cooper and white dress, green Hermes collier de chien belt, collier de chien bangle, and Medor watch, Michael Kors sandals (all own), green artisan made Italian designer bag c/o Uno Alla Volta
#fashionover40 mature woman donning a dress for two seasons
Zaful polka dot fall dress now and later

Welcome to the 168th 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 newbie at the Top of the World Style linkup party, you may want 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 gets clicked the most. Thus, ask your friends to visit your submission! The title Top of the World OOTD My Fav is goes to the post that caught my eyes for some reason. The style winner award is a free feature for the blogger who had the entrance number that the random generator spits out. Sign up to join the VIPs who get an invitation to the party each week. Now take the opportunity to network, make new friends, and expose your post to a wide audience, and you visit the posts of fellow bloggers. Introduce yourself to them and visit their blogs to say Hi.

I am currently accepting co-hosts. If accepted, you get a free feature at the party, and a cool co-host button to display on on you featured page or in your sidebar. Co-hosting is easy. I will send you the code on the weekend before the party. All you will have to do is to implement the code into your post, and promote the party on your social media. Sign up to co-host.

Today, the featured awardees are Martina, Kim, and Andrea.

#linkup Top of the World OOTD Readers' Fav Martina Berg of Lady 50 Plus in all white summer look
Martina Berg of Lady 50 Plus became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

Martina Berg’s all white summer look was your fav outfit at the last party. She is the style blogger at Lady 50 Plus.

Top of the World OOTD My Fav Kim of Fierce Fashion
Kim, the fashion blogger at Fierce Fashion, became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

Ever since my time as a graduate student at SUNY, Albany, I adore the American Classic all white summer outfit. Maybe, it’s because I can’t pull the look off with my skin type? Who knows! Anyhow, my favorite look at the last party was Kim’s fierce distressed white denim with a tan striped blouse and matching sandals. Kim is the fashion blogger at Fierce Fashion.

#linkup Top of the World Style winner Andrea Nine
Andrea Nine at Living on Cloud Nine was the Top of the World Style winner Photo from her post

Andrea Nine, the style life style blogger at Living on Cloud Nine won the Top of the World Style feature. Her poppy print dress is adorable and perfect for dancing.

Congrats Ladies! Download your award logo and post it on your award page/featured.

Readers and bloggers of all age and gender, please link up your instagram or blog outfit posts and invite your friends to link up too. Tweet your linked post and tag it with #TopoftheWorldStyleLinkup @HighLatitudeSty and I will retweet your link.

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