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Isaac Mirzahi cardigan over printed summer dress with GNW tights, Nicole fall sandals, and Prada bag (all own)

Struggling what to wear during the summer to fall transition? This post provides an example with explanation of how to style a summer dress for fall  plus information where you can learn more on this subject.

1 Layering is Key for Summer to Fall Transition
2 Identify the Deals That Are Worth Your Money
3 Spring Trends to Look for in the Sales
4 Top of the World Style Linkup-party


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Layering is Key for Summer to Fall Transition

Fall lasts just a month in Fairbanks. Thus, I do not invest in fall clothes, but try to get away with a combination of summer and winter clothes. The printed dress has multiple colors. Thus, it is easy to add a variety of my cardigans. Here I took a black cardigan and black tights to get the insulation needed on a fall day in Fairbanks. I accessorized with my fall sandals that pick up a color of the dress and the bag. Look here for a guide on how to maintain great style when layering.

Take-home message: Add items from the cold season to create adequate insulation.

blogger Nicole in summer to fall outfit

midlife woman in printed summer dress
Outfit details: Isaac Mirzahi cardigan over eShakti printed summer dress, GNW tights, Nicole fall sandals, pink opera length pearl necklace, Prada bag (all own), and wooden sport watch c/o Jord

How I Created This Fall Look

I paired a summer dress with black tight. The tight served to ground the look. There is black in the print of the summer dress I added. The cardigan is also in black. The turquoise fall sandals repeat a color of the dress. The color also is repeated in the bottom of the satchel. You can find an ultimate guide how to transition summer pieces to fall at the link.

Take-home message: Let the colors of a printed summer dress guide you to create a summer to autumn transtional look.

What about you? Do you mix and match items from the warm and cold season in one outfit? What is your style challenge during the summer to fall transition? Let me know, so I can help you.

Top of the World Style Linkup-party

Thanks to those of you who linked up last week. It was a big, great party. The Readers’ Fav OOTD goes to the link you clicked the most. This week it was Rachelle’s from Pink Sole. Her utility vest is a real Must-have this fall. My fav was the OOTD from Jess from Elegantly Dresses and Stylish. Well, it is probably rather an outfit of the night (OOTN), but this red lace gown is a dream. Jess looks like a celebrity in front of that wall! Don’t you think so? Heide Klum couldn’t have modeled that dress better than Jess. 😉

#linkup #fashion Top of the World OOTD Readers' Fav and My Fav at the 26th Top of the World Style fashion linkup party. This weekly party starts every Thursday @High Latitude Style @
Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav Rachelle and My Fav Jess. Photos from these ladies’ posts


I am honored to introduce my co-host of this week’s party to you, Annie B. She is the blogger behind Sweat Bananie. Please stop by her blog to say Hi and follow her.

co-host of Top of the World Style #linkup party. Every Thursday on High Latitude Style
Co-host Annie B. from Sweet Bananie. Photo from her blog


Now let’s get the party going. Everyone of any age and gender is welcome to share their fashion and style posts.
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  1. Please follow your Host via wordpress and your co-host via her blog
  2. Linkup any of your fashion/style posts by simply adding your link below
  3. Please stop by your linkup-fellows’ blogs, introduce yourself to them, and make new friends
  4. Please spread the word and invite your friends to this party
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