Mama Style: 4 Ways to Transition from Summer to Autumn Fashion

Autumn. My favourite season of the year! The season of pumpkin spice, chunky knits, crunchy leaves and hot chocolate, and the countdown to the festive period begins. It's the best time of the year for fashion in my opinion; I love nothing more than layering up in snuggly cardis and wearing richer, warmer shades. You can easily keep your summer favourites and add a few things so those gorgeous dresses you loved during sunshine season will last you through the cooler months, too.

Yellow tea dress - JD Williams

4 Ways to Transition from Summer to Autumn Fashion


1. Add tights 

A friend and I used to always get really excited about the weather cooling down, as it meant one thing - tights season! My favourites are opaque black tights, as they pretty much go with anything. Pop some on under a summer dress and voila, you have an autumn outfit right there! I also love cable knit tights, they look great under stretchy mini skirts, as do coloured and patterned tights.

2. Love those layers

It seems so obvious but too often I've relegated a tunic top or a dress to the back of the wardrobe thinking it's far too cold for them now, when by adding some layers they can still last through autumn and winter, too. Pair a tunic top with some skinny jeans and pop on a cardigan, or add a lightweight scarf and a denim jacket with a dress.

Sleeveless shirt dress from JD Williams

3. Boots are your BFF

As well as wearing tights pretty much from September through to February, I also live in boots and Converse throughout autumn and winter. Seriously, summer dresses or shorts with some tights and chunky boots are an autumn fashion staple. The softer and prettier the dress, the edgier the boots! 

4. Hold on to your maxi skirts

Don't put your maxi skirts and dresses away just yet! Instead of wearing them with vest tops, you just need to add some longer sleeves. I like to pair them up with a knitted jumper and a belt; the belt adds definition to my waist so I'm not being swallowed up in layers and billowing fabric.

What are your top autumn style tips?



With thanks to JD Williams for sending the dresses for this post.

16 comments

  1. Hi Sian,

    Nice tips for transitioning your closet for fall. I'm another big fan of the fall season and counting down to the holidays.

    Thanks for the great blog!

    Dennis

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  2. That yellow dress is lovely, perfect colour for Autumn. I'm like you, I get excited for tights season too...I pretty much wear them year round if I can but they seem much more acceptable come September! xx

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  3. I need help with shopping, I'm surprisingly bad at choosing things for myself. Love Autumn though, it seems to be the only season I get right...layers all the way! A xx

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  4. OH I love the dresses especially the yellow one. I love autumn fashion but being six months pregnant this year it is not quite as fun! I am trying though! #sundaybest

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  5. I absolutely love that yellow tea dress, so perfect for autumn! I'm all about the layering when it comes to autumn :) #SundayBest

    Helen x

    http://www.treasureeverymoment.co.uk/

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  6. Autumn is my favourite season too! I love the Mustard/Burgundy/Olive tones and wearing chunky knits and boots. I much prefer layering up and there's so much more fun to be had with clothing. #SundayBest

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  7. These are gorgeous and fantastic tips. I definitely struggle whenever I head home because all my clothes are designed for the heat and I hate spending money on things that will be worn for a week or two! #SundayBest

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  8. I love Autumn fashion it's by far my fave, lovely colours. I Love buying little ugg boots for the girls.
    #SundayBest

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  9. I love Autumn too and the yellow dress looks perfect on you. Some great tips, I'll be taking note of these!xx

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  10. Love the yellow dress! It's pretty much the same as yours. Tights with summer bits and lots of chunky knitwear. I also live in boots! 😆

    #SundayBest

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  11. These are some nice wardrobe tips. I love autumn too, and my favourite bit is being able to wear my tall boots again! #SundayBest

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  12. I am beyond excited for Autumn all the cute boots and tights. This is a fab post to get us all ready for the Autumn. #SundayBest

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  13. I love this period of the year. Having to buy new stuff to get back to school and the lovely colours you see in the shops. Equally, I love shopping as well when the summer is coming up. I reckon I am a bit of a shopaholic LOL Seriously, boots are my must-have every year! Love your dresses. YOu look lovely #SundayBest

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  14. I hit the shops today to get some new boots. #SundayBest

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  15. In love with the yellow dress! #sundaybest

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  16. I can't say I really embrace autumn - I wear my Birkenstocks until the last possible moment!! #sundaybest

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