6 Ways to Take Your Summer Wardrobe Into Fall

Oh the transitional months—the time when the weather and your wardrobe can't seem to agree on anything.

One day it's hot, the next it's freezing and you're not sure whether or not to put your summer clothes away for good.

We are all about maximizing our wardrobes and getting the most mileage out of classic pieces. And believe it or not, you don't have to put away your go-to floral dress just yet. We have six styling tricks to help you wear your summer favorites right into fall.

1. Sweaters and Denim Shorts

This look is a fave of SoCal girls: short denim shorts and a cozy, long-sleeve top. This is perfect for the days when the weather can't make up its mind. Go for a fall shoe on bottom to balance out the look, like a loafer or closed-toe mule.

#brandyusa Cassia Turtleneck Sweater

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2. Layer Underneath Short Overalls

Short overalls are super cute and they can serve as a canvas for really interesting layering. While it's still warm, try an off-the-shoulder top. And when it gets a little cooler, try a tight turtleneck paired with a great jacket and booties.

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3. Boater Hats With Basics

Who says straw hats are just for vacay? Add a boater hat to all your fall ensembles—especially on days you don't want to do your hair.

Easy like Sunday morning … #ootd

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4. Socks With Sandals

Okay, so we know this look is usually reserved for tourists and embarrassing dads, but when done right, socks with sandals can be chic. Try out this season's platform shoe with a tight, white sock for instant cool points.

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5. Tee Underneath Halters and Dresses

A tee underneath anything is très au currant, and a less expected styling idea is layering a white tee underneath a halter. You can do this with dresses, too.

Do as @karlyloyce does and go for folkloric embellishments and embroidered florals. #HMStudioAW16.

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6. Sweatshirt Over Skirts

A cheeky sweatshirt looks great paired with a skirt. Extra points if your skirt is made of unexpected material, like crochet.

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Now that you're a pro at transitional dressing, check out THESE eight "it girl" fashion trends to try this fall.