The transition from summer to fall can be confusing, as you try to navigate from a wardrobe of jorts and sandals to coats and boots. While some pieces carry over seamlessly from season to season, you can afford to put others away until the mercury rises again. Scroll down to see which pieces make the cut for fall, and which ones you can pack up to make room for newer, more seasonally-appropriate purchases!
While we have a special place in our hearts for casual jorts, they should really be reserved for spring and summer.
A polished, tailored pair of shorts feel much more suitable for the cool weather. Plus, they’re easily dressed up with pumps or dressed down with sneakers.
Lightweight crochet tops conjure up beach outings and summer festivals, so it’s probably a good idea to store them away until next year.
You might be thinking crop tops for fall sounds counterintuitive, but they can be incredibly versatile. They’re easily incorporated into your seasonal wardrobe, too. Just try one layered over a button-down or paired with high-waisted pants.
Sachin & Babi Maria Open Back Crop Top ($225) in Houndstooth Print
Silky, printed kimonos will keep you about as warm as a handkerchief, so we suggest reserving them for the months when a jacket or coat isn’t a necessity.
This easy-to-layer wardrobe staple looks as good over a t-shirt as it does peeking out under a heavy coat or parka.
The options are limited when it comes to making flat sandals feel cold-weather appropriate.
Flats are the perfect, comfortable alternative to a summer sandal. If you’re really a fan of the open-toe, opt for a heeled version in a dark, luxe material.
Printed silk or cotton rompers look great in spring and summer, but consider putting them away when the temps drop, calling for thicker fabrics and darker tones.
Jumpsuits (and even overalls) make excellent fall wardrobe options, since they provide more coverage, keep you warm, and look great layered with outerwear.
A maxi skirt or dress usually looks best dressed down—a look which also happens to scream summer.
Midi-length skirts and dresses can also be dressed down, but they still pair perfectly with seasonal textured pieces like knit sweaters and suede pumps.
Similar to the flat sandal, espadrilles are a summer staple that doesn’t translate into fall or winter dressing.
The similarly comfortable and closed-toe option will give any look an on-trend, sporty feel that’s appropriate all year round.
Common Projects Tournament Leather Sneakers ($375)
The fabric and weight of a shirtdress make it inherently summery, so the piece tends to look out of place when paired with fall outerwear and accessories.
A tuxedo-inspired dress has a more structured silhouette, which makes it instantly fall-ready. Add minimal accessories for a sleek, stylish look.