The 5 Pieces You Need in Your Work Wardrobe to Transition Into Fall

September is here, and you know what that means: Those cool fall temperatures aren’t too far off. Instead of retiring summer staples to the back of your closet, style them with transitional pieces to make them feel fresh for the new season. The key to making summer work staples feel autumn-appropriate? Focus on layering, proportions, and proper accessorizing.

Keep reading for my five favorite pieces to transition your summer work wardrobe into fall.

Take advantage of the last bit of warm weather while looking fall-ready by wearing your summer skirts with turtlenecks or chunky sweaters and closed-toed shoes.

The blazer is the perfect layering piece for air-conditioned offices during the summer, but it’s also a great transitional item to help you jump right into fall. Use this as the perfect light jacket for cool morning commutes.

Take summer's floral dress into fall by changing up your footwear and accessories. Pair it with tights and booties and top it off with a blazer for a polished look.

Transform your carry-all pool tote into a work bag by adding a small clutch, like the Rio Tech Sleeve to organize your must-haves. 

Yes, your sandals can still survive after Labor Day. Pair them with cropped trousers and jacket (thrown over your shoulders until it’s cool enough to wear) for a complete look.