Has the itch to go fall fashion shopping hit you yet? With temperatures in the high 90s right about now, it may seem like the new season is far, far away, but in reality, it'll be here quicker than you think. But before you pack up your favorite summertime essentials and swap them out for oversize sweaters, cozy leggings, and knit dresses, think about how you can incorporate your warm-weather staples into your fall rotation.
Need help visualizing as you plan out your transitional fall outfits? You've come to the right place; we sifted through some of our favorite Instagram accounts to find spot-on examples of how to seamlessly tackle fall style without investing in an entirely new wardrobe. Have a summer slip dress you've worn nonstop? Keep that momentum going into the new season—just throw a chunky knit on top, and ground the ensemble with a pair of boots to make the hero piece a bit more autumn appropriate.
Fall transition outfits are all about layering—i.e., pairing a cozier, cold-weather item, like a sweater, a cardigan, or a cotton blouse, with the summer staple. Ready to see our favorite transitional outfits? Read on for our how-to guide on incorporating summertime essentials into your autumnal wardrobe. It's simpler than you think—trust us.