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.


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!


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








  1. September 21, 2016 / 8:05 AM

    Loving your vintage dress and those boots!

  2. Maggie
    September 20, 2016 / 3:08 PM

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

  3. September 20, 2016 / 2:24 PM

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

  4. September 20, 2016 / 1:20 PM

    Great tips! Love those sunnies.

  5. September 20, 2016 / 11:04 AM

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

  6. September 20, 2016 / 11:00 AM

    You’re way too cute! Love it all!

  7. September 20, 2016 / 9:35 AM

    Nice post! I simply love your outfit!

  8. September 19, 2016 / 11:52 PM

    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

  9. September 19, 2016 / 10:35 PM

    I love all of these tips, serious game changers with the new season!

  10. September 19, 2016 / 7:58 PM

    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! 🙂

    Hope |

  11. September 19, 2016 / 7:39 PM

    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!

  12. September 19, 2016 / 7:20 PM

    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.

    Clothes & Quotes

  13. September 19, 2016 / 5:31 PM

    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!!!


  14. September 19, 2016 / 4:29 PM

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

  15. September 19, 2016 / 3:50 PM

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

  16. September 19, 2016 / 1:52 PM

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

  17. September 19, 2016 / 12:41 PM

    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!


  18. Bailey
    September 19, 2016 / 12:23 PM

    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!

    Here’s The Skinny

  19. September 19, 2016 / 11:43 AM

    This is exactly how I transition from summer to fall – tights and booties!

  20. September 19, 2016 / 11:35 AM

    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!

  21. September 19, 2016 / 11:33 AM

    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!

  22. September 19, 2016 / 11:25 AM

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

  23. September 19, 2016 / 11:06 AM

    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.


  24. September 19, 2016 / 10:50 AM

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


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