How to Turn Your Summer Staples Into Fall Fashion Faves

Just because autumn has entered the chat doesn’t mean you have to completely let go of your summer ‘fits. Peep the inspo.
By Sire Leo Lamar-Becker | Creative Direction & Photography by Sire Leo Lamar-Becker | Styling by Kasha Reavis | Makeup by Javon Beverly | Model: Kiara C. Frye

Shine Bright

Autumn is known for its beautiful browns and oranges, but you don’t have to forsake brighter colors just because the leaves hit the ground. Find hues you love in faux leathers, suedes, and accessories to keep you as warm as you are bold.

Going Steady

The fluctuating temps are giving don’t pack away your entire summer wardrobe — yet. Extend the relationship with your collection of shorts by throwing them on top of tights or leggings. You’ll look as cozy as you feel.

Toe’d Ya

Not quite ready to jump from sandals and flip-flops directly into boots? Bridge the gap between summer and autumn by playing with textures in the rest of your ensemble. Chunky and clunky open-toed shoes give the perfect weight for an autumn slay — and let you show off that fall-inspired pedi for a few more weeks.

Layer Up

Rules of fashion — and seasons — are meant to be broken. Rock a turtleneck underneath your go-to sundress or maxi, and play it up even more with a denim or faux fur overlay.


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