Take your summer wardrobe to fall with a few styling tricks

how to wear your summer favourites in fall

Carlyle Routh Author: Julia McEwen


Take your summer wardrobe to fall with a few styling tricks

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.


Hero: Maxi skirt, $70, Left: Wilfred top, $85, Earrings, bracelet and shoes, Bag, Right: Jacket, $148, necklace and rings, Bodysuit, $25, Shoes,

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.


Hero: Jumpsuit, $98, Left: Balenciaga sunglasses, Earrings and bracelet, Bag, Shoes, Right: Smythe jacket, $595, Kam Dhillon glasses, Earrings and brooch, Ring, Bag, Shoes,

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.


Hero: Sweater tank, $295, Left: Shorts, $85 and earrings, Elle sunglasses, Watch, Shoes, Right: Jacket, $388, and sneakers, Jeans, $80, Earrings and bag,

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.


Hero: Slipdress, $185, Left: Hat, Earrings, Wilfred clutch, Shoes, Right: Vest, $298, T-shirt, $30, and earrings, Belt and bag, Shoes,

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.


Hero: Shirtdress, $110, Left: Bracelet, Bag, Sandals, Right: Babaton trench coat, $245, Sweater, $189, Sunglasses, bag, Shoes,


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Take your summer wardrobe to fall with a few styling tricks