Simple Changes To Take Your Look From Summer To Fall

It’s hovering around 85 degrees this week.

So as much as I am so fall ready, the universe isn’t.

But the change in the seasons is going to happen pretty fast and when that time comes, there’s a few simple outfit changes you can make to take your look from summer to fall! And yes, you can absolutely still rock summer style during the fall. Here’s how:

Simple Changes To Take Your Look From Summer To Fall | The Petite Bijou

Simple Changes To Take Your Look From Summer To Fall | The Petite Bijou

Dress: Vintage (similar here) | Tights | Woven Brown Belt | Booties – Sold Out (similar here and here)

Sunglasses | Mini Crossbody Purse

1. Add Tights With A Summer Dress

Maybe it’s only a Chicago problem, but out weather can go from 80 degrees and too hot to 50 and a bit chilly. When that happens, I love adding tights to a summer dress (cardigan optional). I feel like black tights really add a fall look – it’s cozy, functional. and chic. Get a 2 pair for $30 deal here!

I like to gradually add heavier layers as the temperature changes, so once it begins to drop to 60 and 50, I’ll be wearing some of my heavier summer dresses until I can transition to sweater dresses.

Simple Changes To Take Your Look From Summer To Fall | The Petite Bijou

Simple Changes To Take Your Look From Summer To Fall | The Petite Bijou

2. Add A Trendy Fall Purse

I picked up this cute Emperia Faux Leather Crossbody Bag just the other day and it was only $25!!! I think I’m going to go back and get one in every color left! It’s definitely a designer dupe (seriously, I’m not even looking at logos when I see a purse). The chic lady knows two things:

  1. What looks good on her
  2. How much she’s willing to spend on it

Back in January I wrote this post about Modern Consumerism in 2016. When I wrote that post, a bunch of ladies reached out to me in support = people spend money on things that no one really bothers to notice or care about anyways. So why do we do it?

I love designer purses, I really do. But at this point, my style is about functionality and appearance, not the price tag. Getting a trendy designer dupe, like this crossbody mini, is a smart choice for the fashionable lady who would rather invest in a good winter coat in just a couple of weeks.

I don’t really play by the trend rules but sometimes I embrace a clothing trend going around (as you’ll see in the next week’s post). For my personal transition to a fall look, I liked to embrace some trendy accessories with my more classic style. I guess you could say my style is : feminine, classic, and a bit experimental. Crossbody minis are totally in for fall! So this trend I am happy to weave into my summer to fall transition.

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Simple Changes To Take Your Look From Summer To Fall | The Petite Bijou

 

3. Add Fall Booties

Adding some fall booties and boots are a great way to take your look from summer to fall. These go perfect with the tights and dress combo but also work with midi skirts, jeans, and shorts (if done right). During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale a couple of weeks ago, I picked up these fabulous Ivanka Trump Booties (now sold out – very popular). I found some that are similar here and here.

Adoring chic military twists on these booties over some of the regular riding boots and suede low heeled booties. I personally prefer a more sophisticated look.

I think a lot of people to the riding boot look (add plaid shirt, puffer vest, and baseball cap for a look everyone loves for fall).

But take a new twist on some of your fall boots and pair them with your summer looks! It’s fun and you’ll look super chic – even with floral dresses!

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Simple Changes To Take Your Look From Summer To Fall | The Petite Bijou

Simple Changes To Take Your Look From Summer To Fall | The Petite Bijou

 

4. Keep Wearing Your Summer Sunnies

On my recent shopping trip I found these PERVERSE ‘Madness’ 47mm Round Sunglasses. I love these round aviator sunnies to take my outfit from summer to fall. Still oversized for a chic summer look, these moodier sunnies are a perfect addition to my fall wardrobe. Frankly, I’m slightly in love with the steampunk gold detailing on these too. So perfect!

Take your favorite summer sunnies and don’t be afraid to keep wearing them – even through winter!

My most recent purchases included these lovely steampunk/victorianesque sunglasses and this lovely mini crossbody purse that was only $28 and definitely a designer dupe! I think I'm going to order more in every color left!

Simple Changes To Take Your Look From Summer To Fall | The Petite Bijou

Simple Changes To Take Your Look From Summer To Fall | The Petite Bijou

 

What do you do to go from summer to fall in one look?

Anyone else get this crazy weather too?

Leave a comment below and let’s chat!

xo Mariam

 

 

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45 Comments

  1. Sam wrote:

    This is amazing! Love how you styled a red dress for fall!

    xx Sam |The Heart of the House

    Posted 9.21.16 Reply
  2. Such great tips for transitioning!

    Posted 9.21.16 Reply
  3. great way to get more wear out of pieces in your closet!

    Posted 9.21.16 Reply
  4. Loving your vintage dress and those boots!

    Posted 9.21.16 Reply
  5. Greta wrote:

    Great tips! I’love have to try some of these to transition my wardrobe!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    Posted 9.21.16 Reply
  6. Such great tips! I love the sunnies!!

    xo, Christina
    http://www.christinabeex3.com/

    Posted 9.21.16 Reply
  7. Marie wrote:

    Beautiful look for fall ! And i really love your location.
    Many kisses
    Marie

    http://www.whatiwearinlondon.com

    Posted 9.21.16 Reply
  8. super loving those round shades!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

    Posted 9.21.16 Reply
  9. Kayleigh wrote:

    Such great booties!
    http://www.kayleighskloset.com

    Posted 9.20.16 Reply
  10. Bella B wrote:

    You are so cute, I just adore this look. That dress looks so comfy and great for fall!

    http://xoxobella.com

    Posted 9.20.16 Reply
  11. Emily wrote:

    Great advice! Loving this color on you and those sunglasses are to die for!

    xox E
    http://thestylehuntblog.com

    Posted 9.20.16 Reply
  12. That color is so perfect for fall!

    Posted 9.20.16 Reply
  13. Maggie wrote:

    Love this!! I completely agree with your tips, and I am also so ready for fall! I’m tired of this hot weather.

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

    Posted 9.20.16 Reply
  14. Jessica wrote:

    I love adding leggings under my lighter summer dresses! Such a cute look doll!
    – Jessica
    Miss Moore Style

    Posted 9.20.16 Reply
  15. Alex wrote:

    Great tips! Love those sunnies.

    Posted 9.20.16 Reply
  16. Dede wrote:

    Ah love these tips!!

    Dede Raad http://www.dressupbuttercup.com

    Posted 9.20.16 Reply
  17. Katie wrote:

    Such pretty photos! Love your fall look, beautiful! <3

    Posted 9.20.16 Reply
  18. Ashlee wrote:

    You’re way too cute! Love it all!

    Posted 9.20.16 Reply
  19. Nice post! I simply love your outfit!

    Posted 9.20.16 Reply
  20. Adding tights to my summer dresses is always my go-to move! So easy and warm!

    Posted 9.20.16 Reply
  21. Fall booties is one of the best ways to turn an outfit into a fall outfit, from summer attire. I also love the idea of adding tights or leggings as that’s also an easy one! xx Adaleta Avdic

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  22. I love all of these tips, serious game changers with the new season!

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  23. Such a cute post and great tips!! Loving those booties!!

    xo,
    Laura
    Styled Adventures

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  24. Hope wrote:

    LOVE this outfit! Booties are my go-to to make any outfit more “fall,” but I love the idea of using a purse, too! The weather is so bipolar here in Chicago, one day it feels like fall and the next its 90 degrees again, so these tips are great! 🙂

    XO,
    Hope | hope-alexandra.com

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  25. Great advice, and a super cute fall transition look!

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  26. Kaylin wrote:

    I need to try this tights under summer dress trend. I have a bunch of summer dresses I’m not ready to let go of just yet!

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  27. Shannon wrote:

    Yes to all these suggestions. Tights used to be my go=to in the fall, but living in AZ, I don’t really wear them anymore, but I definitely agree they are the perfect transitional piece.

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  28. Such a cute look! Love the addition of the tights to bring that fall vibe!!
    http://www.januaryhart.com

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  29. Hey cutie! Loving the shades, the shot with the look down is EVERYTHING. Love it.

    The booties are to die and I am checking them out now 🙂

    Also – did you get a new logo? If so..I LOVE!!!

    xoxo
    Krista
    http://www.hundredblog.com

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  30. Cristin wrote:

    Cute outfit!! Love the colors of this post. Great job!

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  31. Ruthie wrote:

    The best tips right here !! I too will keep on wearing my sunnies!! You look gorg babe

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  32. GORGEOUS photos – happy fall

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  33. Logan wrote:

    I love this look! It is about the same here…HOT! I’ve definitely pulled out my booties, though!

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  34. Perfect tips for transitioning! Love love this dress!

    xx,

    Alecia – La Joie de Vivre

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  35. I love that bag! I am a huge fan of designer dupes. Especially dupes of designer bags that don’t have logos. The dupe for the Chloe drew bag is remarkable and the price difference is insane – literally could pay my rent and have money left over for groceries with the price difference. I love the whole outfit!

    Sara
    http://www.thelegallybrunette.com

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  36. Bailey wrote:

    I can’t believe the leaves are already changing where you live! I am definitely going to have to try some of these tips for transitioning my wardrobe!

    xoxo,
    Bailey
    Here’s The Skinny

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  37. sher wrote:

    i love the boots and tights! you look totally ready for fall

    Sher
    http://www.shershegoes.com

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  38. This is exactly how I transition from summer to fall – tights and booties!

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  39. It is nearly a 100 degrees in Austin- so hot! So I can’t wear tights but I think booties are a perfect piece to transition from summer to fall. Love that dress & lip color!
    xxx
    Meg
    theautumngirl.com

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  40. So perfect girl! I totally agree, I’m so ready for fall, but the weather just isn’t connecting with me. This is perfect and I love your transition tips, I totally believe you can make anything transition into fall!

    http://www.livelaughlinda.com

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  41. Loving those black tights with the black booties!

    Jenna from http://www.visionsofvogue.com

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  42. April wrote:

    Such a cute outfit! I love the contrast of the red and the black. And your tips are so helpful!

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  43. this is a gorgeous outfit!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  44. Kim L. wrote:

    Love that crossbody! It’s still in the 80s around here, so I’m anxiously awaiting cooler temps. Definitely slowly (but surely) transitioning my fall wardrobe over.

    XO,
    Kim

    http://www.simpleyetchic.com

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  45. Stesha wrote:

    tights and booties always do the trick! loving how you styled this dress!

    xxS

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply