We love this time of year for all of its wonderful weather-appropriate activities, from rooftop happy hours with our girlfriends to summer Fridays at the office. We’re also rather fond of the effortless yet on-trend styling associated with these warmer months, given that most days it’s too warm to wear much more than a minidress and sandals. But lately we’ve felt a bit stuck while scouring our favorite shopping sites. We don’t really need another one-piece bathing suit, but it just feels wrong to start investing in fall fashion when it’s 90° outside.
Since you won’t find us taking a shopping break just because we’re in between seasons, we’re instead focusing our fashion efforts on transitional closet classics. Staples like comfortable skinny jeans and lightweight trousers can be paired with simple tanks now and chunky knit sweaters later. Think of your purchases like back-to-school shopping (sans Trapper Keeper), and get your essentials set for the year ahead. See our favorite transitional wardrobe must-haves from H&M that will take you from summer to fall with ease.
H&M Short Dress ($35)
We love floral dresses when we’re in the mood to feel romantic and when we want something feminine to juxtapose boyish footwear or an oversize blazer. Wear yours under the aforementioned denim jacket for an adorable look that you can transition from day to night with a quick shoe swap.
H&M Super Skinny Regular Jeans ($20)
Black skinny jeans are relentlessly flattering thanks to their dark color and tapered fit, which is why we always pick up a fresh pair or two (or three) each year. You simply can’t go wrong with styling these; they work with just about everything in your closet.
H&M Short Dress ($18)
We love LBDs for the mental holiday they provide us when we’re getting ready for anything from from a first date to dinner with our parents, not to mention all those miscellaneous events where we have no idea of the dress code. Owning at least one casual version ensures you’ll be able to create no-brainer looks during the daytime too.
Ready to transition your wardrobe for fall? See more closet staples from H&M.