Take Note: These Are the Best Summer-to-Fall Outfits

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.

Cute Fall Transition Outfits

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@emilisindlev

Don't pack away your favorite summer slip dress just yet. Transition it into fall by layering a wool sweater on top for a chic, fashion-forward autumn ensemble.

Little Black Dress With Jean Jacket

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@scoutthecity

Keep that LBD in your fall rotation by incorporating a classic autumn staple—an oversize denim jacket.

Not such a fan of denim jackets? That's fine. Swap the denim for a suede coat that'll pair nicely with all of your favorite warm-weather dresses.

Chic Fall Transition Outfits We're Loving

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@margoandme

We love jumpsuits for every season. Come fall, pair your favorite one-piece with a cool blouse or sweater (worn either under or over it) for an easy but super-stylish autumn ensemble.

Available in sizes S to L.

The Best Fall Transition Outfits

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@nnennaechem

A classic gingham print blazer is a must-have for fall.

Slip Dress With White T-Shirt

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@itsmekellieb

A basic white tee is the fall layering piece your wardrobe needs ASAP.

Cute Summer-to-Fall Outfits

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@courtneeruthie

Been wearing crop tops all summer? Keep that going into fall by pairing them with longline cardigans.

Mini Dress With Sweater and Sneakers

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@devonleecarlson

Your favorite warm-weather mini acts as the perfect base for an easy fall look. Throw an oversize sweater on top, add in some tights, and ground the look with combat boots.

A Sweater Dress and Boots

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@pinklip

A sweaterdress paired with knee-high boots is an easy summer-to-fall outfit.

The Best Fall Transition Outfits

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@hannastefansson

Another must-have for the chilly fall weather? A classic shearling coat.

A Trench Coat With Black Pants

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@natashandlovu

Wear your favorite summer tank top in the fall by teaming it with a suede trench coat.

Available in sizes FR34 to FR44.

Fall Transition Outfits We're Loving

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@alyssainthecity

This look here is the perfect example of layering done right. 

Denim Overalls With Sweatshirt

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@annejohannsen

Wear a bright hoodie underneath your favorite summer denim overalls.

Perfect Fall Transition Outfits

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@kateogata

Wear your favorite satin staple in the fall by teaming it with a wool blazer.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Next up, check out the best fall shoe trends, according to a buying director.

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