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Take your summer wardrobe to fall with a few styling tricks

By: Julia McEwen
how to wear your summer favourites in fall

Carlyle Routh Author: Julia McEwen

Fashion

Take your summer wardrobe to fall with a few styling tricks

By: Julia McEwen


You don't need to buy a new closetful of clothes for cooler weather. Get more mileage from your summer wardrobe with our autumn-ready tweaks.

The style: Super feminine and so easy to style, a pleated maxi skirt offers major impact with minimal effort. 

For summer: Play up late-summer vibes by wearing sunset shades from head to toe.

For fall: Add some breezy sophistication with a fall-friendly body suit and fitted knit jacket.

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Hero: Maxi skirt, $70, hm.com/ca. Left: Wilfred top, $85, aritzia.com. Earrings, bracelet and shoes, bananarepublic.ca. Bag, coach.com. Right: Jacket, $148, necklace and rings, bananarepublic.ca. Bodysuit, $25, express.com. Shoes, rudsak.com.

The style: Perfectly versatile, jumpsuits work for day or night (and for summer or fall).

For summer: This jumpsuit is a triple threat: slimming, easy and polished.

For fall: Slip on a tailored blazer when the temperature dips. A structured handbag and chunky heels complete the look.

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Hero: Jumpsuit, $98, loft.com. Left: Balenciaga sunglasses, clearly.ca. Earrings and bracelet, hm.com/ca. Bag, braveleather.com. Shoes, bananarepublic.ca. Right: Smythe jacket, $595, holtrenfrew.com. Kam Dhillon glasses, clearly.ca. Earrings and brooch, bananarepublic.ca. Ring, lechateau.com. Bag, coach.com. Shoes, rudsak.com.

The style: A refined sweater tank with fringe details is the freshest silhouette of the season.

For summer: Juxtapose this knit top with a pair of lightweight shorts. Ground the look with slip-on wedges.

For fall: Style this sweater tank with grab-and-go pieces such as a varsity jacket, jeans and slip-on sneakers.

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Hero: Sweater tank, $295, pinktartan.com. Left: Shorts, $85 and earrings, bananarepublic.ca. Elle sunglasses, clearly.ca. Watch, timex.ca. Shoes, hm.com/ca. Right: Jacket, $388, and sneakers, roots.com. Jeans, $80, express.com. Earrings and bag, bananarepublic.ca

The style: A throwback to the '90s. the slipdress is back with its sensual and simple elegance.

For summer: A silk dress is a summertime staple—try an A-line version with an empire waistline.

For fall: When it gets chilly, layer the dress over a white tee, then wrap up in an oversize wool vest.

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Hero: Slipdress, $185, aritzia.com. Left: Hat, winners.ca. Earrings, hm.com/ca. Wilfred clutch, aritzia.com. Shoes, gapcanada.ca. Right: Vest, $298, roots.com. T-shirt, $30, and earrings, bananarepublic.ca. Belt and bag, braveleather.com. Shoes, lechateau.com.

The style: Embrace your inner preppy with an all-white shirtdress.

For summer: Timeless and impeccably chic, this tailored dress fares well with delicate accessories, sandals and a swipe of bright lipstick. 

For fall: Keep the white frock going strong after Labour Day by layering on a fitted sweater and a soft trench in a moody hue.

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Hero: Shirtdress, $110, bananarepublic.ca. Left: Bracelet, bananarepublic.ca. Bag, coach.com. Sandals, lechateau.com. Right: Babaton trench coat, $245, aritzia.com. Sweater, $189, johnandjenncollection.com. Sunglasses, hm.com/ca. bag, roots.com. Shoes, marshalls.ca.

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