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everlane tee dress

A-Line Tank Dress, more colors here | Colorblock Sandal | Saddle Bag, similar here | Suede Jacket | Ankle Booties, similar | Marcie Bag | Round Sunglasses | Lipstick in Lily

Is it crazy that I’m already thinking about fall? Yes, it’s still in the 80s and 90s most days, but I know that cooler days will be here soon enough! We’ve had a few days where the temperature drops a bit and it reminds me how much I love fall. Is it just me or does everything seem to slow down just a wee bit?

Fall is also my favorite season to dress for—sweaters, booties and cozy layers? You’re speaking my language. The only downside is that the cold weather lasts so long here that by the end of winter, I’m dying to wear anything other than those things. So, as much as I love getting snuggled in a big chunky sweater, I really try to make my summer pieces last as long as possible so I don’t get sick of jeans and sweaters too quickly.

[one-half-first]lavender dress[/one-half-first][one-half]summer outfit idea[/one-half]

casual summer dress

everlane dress

[one-half-first]colorblock heels[/one-half-first][one-half]retro sunglasses[/one-half]

The easiest way to do this is by switching up your accessories. This dress is the perfect example of how to transition a summer dress into the next season.

First off, can we talk about how awesome this dress is? It’s cotton, super comfortable, loose and so versatile. Despite the fact that it’s a cotton dress, I find that the material is heavier than average and looks much nicer than your typical t-shirt dress. If lavender isn’t your thing, they have more colors here. I’ve worn it for a date night paired with these colorblock sandals that I’m completely in love with (also in this post), and I’ve worn it with sneakers when Owen and I go to the park.

summer date night outfit

fall outfit

[one-half-first]suede jacket outfit[/one-half-first][one-half]rag and bone boots[/one-half]

what to wear for fall

As fall hits, I’ll be adding my favorite suede jacket that’s back again this year in a few new colors like acorn, army green, cream, blue and red. Add a pair of ankle boots or tall boots for when it’s a bit cooler and I’m set!

I’m trying not to get ahead of myself and focusing on being present and soaking up these last few weeks (months?) of summer. I know as soon as it gets cold I’m going to miss those nights where we hung out on our patio with Owen only in his diaper!

lavender dress

[one-half-first]fall style[/one-half-first][one-half]chloe bag[/one-half]

cute fall outfit

Do you try to make your summer pieces last into fall? How do you like to style them as the seasons change?

BTW, a fall boho outfit, and how to dress for a brisk fall day.



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