Tricks to wear summer clothes in fall

Fall is coming

The leaves are turning already yellow here at high latitudes. We now also have real nights again and can see the aurora. The aurora was there also in summer, but you couldn’t see it because of the daylight being there 24/7. It’s time to add some cold season items to the summer clothes to stay warm in the now often chilly fall mornings.

Add cold season items to summer pieces in fall to hang on a little long on summer. Click To Tweet
#fashionover40 maxi leather skirt with striped shirt
Side view of summer to fall transitional outfit with Oliveo leather skirt, Dr. Scholl sandals (all own), T-shirt c/o Marine Layer and wooden watch c/o Jord
#fashionover50 woman in maxi leather skirt
Oliveo long leather skirt with Dr. Scholl wedge sandals, DIY long necklace, Festina watch (all own) and striped T-shirt c/o Marine Layer

Temperatures are now in the 50s (~10oC) in the morning and in the 60s (~15.5oC) on a cloudy afternoon. Thus, 3/4 sleeves and a maxi skirt are good tricks to stay warm and still look like wearing a summer outfit.

fashion over 40 pre-fall OOTD
Back view of striped T-shirt c/o Marine Layer and own Oliveo skirt and Dr. Scholl wedges

Outerwear makes a fall outfit too

For the commute to work I added a denim jacket to stay warm in the already cool morning and evening hours.

In summary

To elongate the time you can wear summer pieces (i.e. procrastinate on admitting or being on denial that it is early fall)  shop your closet for

  • maxi skirts (you can even wear cropped leggings underneath),
  • 3/4 t-shirts or shirts,
  • jackets that permit layering and cover you up in the cool morning and evening hours,
  • closed sandals to keep your feet warm or wood sandals for insulation from the ground that in early fall already cools down substantially over night, and
  • make that a summery look.

fashion over 50 fall OOTD with leather skirt
Levis denim jacket over Oliveo maxi skirt with Dr. Scholl sandals, Kate Moss for Longchamp bag, DIY statement necklace (all own) and striped top c/o Marine Layer

Pro tip: Add summer accessories and keep the look on the casual side. Summer is much more casual than all other seasons.

The outfit looks like pre-fall with the jacket, don’t you thinks so? How do you extend the wear of your summer clothes into fall? If you have an example from last year just link it up for inspiration in addition to your OOTD.

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Thank you for joining the party last week.The Readers’ Fav OOTD goes to the link you clicked the most. This week it was Antoinette Blake from Delaware Blogger with her question “How short is too short?” Well, she is the first who won both titles Top of the World OOTD – Readers’ Fav and last week she was Top of the World Style – My Fav. Wow! This week, my fav was the post be Claire Justine from Claire Justine XOXO. There is something to jeans with multi-color sandals. It so screams summer. Don’t you think so?

#linkup Winners of the titles Top of the World OOTD - Readers' Fav and Top of the World OOTD - My Fav
Antoinette and Claire won the Top of the World OOTD – Readers’ Fav and My Fav titles, respectively. Photos from their posts

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