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Dash Forward’s Favorite Summer to Fall Transitional Outfits

The period between summer and fall is one of the best and most exciting times of the year, but transitioning your outfits seamlessly into the next season can be a truly difficult process. When the weather is getting too chilly to wear your favorite summer sundress but isn’t quite cool enough to wear your cozy knit sweater, you’re going to need some chic, transitional outfits to take you into fall looking effortless. From expertly layering to mixing seasonal color tones, here are Dash Forward’s favorite summer to fall transitional outfit ideas!

Statement Blazers

A statement blazer can effortlessly take your daytime or evening look to the next level. Throw yours on over a cami, tee, dress, or matching shorts, and watch it instantly transform your summer to fall outfit into a more elevated ensemble that also keeps you warm! Cooler evening temperatures are no match for a semi-structured blazer in a comfortable material. We love a statement blazer paired with leather shorts and booties for a gorgeous evening look for dinner or drinks with the girls. 

Mini Skirts & Booties

Mini skirts are not just for summer! Your favorite printed mini skirt can take you into cooler weather if you style it right — and sheer tights are always a layering option for cooler days. Booties are the ideal middle ground between summer sandals and winter boots, and they can add stylish fall vibes to nearly any outfit. We love neutral-colored booties to seamlessly blend into your transitional wardrobe! Pair your mini skirt and booties together with a light, knitted sweater for the perfect, flirty summer to fall transitional outfit. 

Dark Denim

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If there’s anything that’s essential to any summer to fall wardrobe, it's a great pair of jeans. As summer temperatures cool down and you transition from summer to fall outfits, consider opting for denim in a darker wash. Darker washes work wonderfully with layered looks and can give any jeans-based outfit a more put-together look. The pairing options are endless with a darker denim, but we love to pair them with chic sandals or sneakers, a cami, and a long cardigan to keep you cozy as temperatures drop. 

Looking to incorporate more dark wash denim into your wardrobe? A stylish denim jacket is yet another summer to fall transitional outfit essential that looks stunning in a darker wash. Complete your denim-on-top look with a cami, a midi skirt, and your favorite white sneakers for an effortlessly cool vibe. 

Stylish Shackets

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Throughout those transitional months, it's often quite cold in the morning but warm in the afternoon. What’s a stylish girl to do? Layer! 

A cozy shacket is a trendy, yet essential piece to add to your transitional summer to fall outfits this year. A light shacket in a neutral color can allow you to take many of your favorite summery outfits right into cooler fall weather. We love the look of a classic shacket paired with a flowy jumpsuit and trendy sandals for an effortless daytime look that can take you from the patio to the pumpkin patch. 

Achieve Your Perfect Transitional Closet with Dash Forward

With so much fun to pack into those last few weeks of summer, and so many exciting fall activities right around the corner, this is the perfect time to test out some of these stylish summer to fall transitional outfits. Get ready to soak up those last summer days and comfortably transition into pumpkin spice season! With a few staple Dash Forward pieces to complete your closet, you’ll be set with everything from event-ready looks to casual everyday outfits.

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