FASHION: Summer to Fall Transition Pieces

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By Susan "Honey" Good

Michael Kors Pleated Georgette Maxi Dress; $87.99 online here.

Maxi dresses are a staple transition piece. They are perfectly breezy for the extremely hot temps that come with the end of summer, but just throw on a blazer or a denim jacket and a pair of flats and they also work for early fall. The key to transitioning maxis is to layer and then define your waist with a belt for some structure. I love the look of a maxi with chambray shirt.


Danese Perforated Booties; $69.88 online here.

Booties are great with anything from dresses to jeans, and the camel color of these shoes makes them a great transition piece. Pair these with a summery white sundress in August, and then with a pair of dark wash denim in October. 


Demin Jacket by Frame; $335 online here.

When you need a little bit of coverage for those cool end of summer nights and also when it isn’t cold enough for a winter coat yet, denim jackets are a lifesaver! I love pairing them with sundresses in the summer and corduroys in fall.

Madewell High Rise White Jeans; $125 online here.

Forget the “no white after Labor Day” rule, darlings! White jeans can be worn into fall, just throw on a deep maroon or olive on top with some camel colored booties (like the ones above) and you’re set.


Ralph Lauren Feather Light Scarf; $58 online here.

A scarf is the easiest piece to transition. They are extremely easy to wear with anything from casual t-shirts to dresses to sweaters. I'd wear this one with a light summer sundress or even a plain white tee and shorts and then carry it into fall with a navy blazer.