Now Presenting Your Stylish Summer-to-Fall Capsule Wardrobe

The rumors are true: Summer is on its final stretch, and before you know it, fall 2020 will be knocking on your door. As you wear your swimsuits, shorts, and tank tops less and less, what exactly will you start to wear more of? That's where your summer-to-fall capsule wardrobe comes in. This transitional mini wardrobe features nothing super trendy, but instead, all the go-to items you'll be reaching for during that confusing in-between time. 

Everything you're about to shop below is intended to be worn and repeated all throughout the rest of summer and well into fall. They are the pieces you can style in a variety of ways, ensuring no matter what the summer-to-fall weather throws at you, your wardrobe will be well-equipped. From suiting to mules and mid-wash jeans to versatile dresses, get ready to shop the 2020 summer-to-fall capsule wardrobe of your dreams.



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In the summertime, a suit looks great with a crop top, bra top, or T-shirt, but come fall, that same suit can be completely transformed via a turtleneck, sweater over the shoulders, or under a roomy coat. Basically, there's never a bad time to invest in a good suit. 

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Mid-Wash Jeans


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Denim is something that never goes out of style, but we certainly see a rise in popularity of certain washes as the seasons shift. While summer's go-to wash is light, winter's is dark, which means fall hits right in the middle with a solid medium wash. 

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All of your strappy sandals begin to feel a tad too exposed once the summer-to-fall ensembles begin to ensue. Instead, reach for a classic mule. Both closed and open-toe mules are perfect for this transitional time and look great with all the fall items you're stocking up on. 

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Versatile Dresses


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By now, there's really no need to buy brand-new summer dresses, but if you can justify wearing it with both boots and sandals, by all means, be my guest. I would employ you to opt for midi and maxi lengths, but the mini leather Ganni dress below has me eating my words.

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Cropped Cardigans 


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Cropped cardigans are the perfect light and easy transitional item to keep around as we enter fall. Pair them with everything from pants to miniskirts and as the air gets cooler, layer them under blazers and trench coats alike. 

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Slip Skirts


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Slip skirts are always relevant, so in case you have yet to add one to your closet, take this as a sign. They will bring you stunning outfits throughout every season and will be the go-to versatile item in your closet, hands down. 

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Printed Mesh Tops


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Now, this item is a bit more trend-driven, but after mapping the success of mesh, printed tops, it's safe to say they are sticking around for the long-haul. Be it a turtleneck or short-sleeved crop top, these printed mesh confections are perfect for wearing alone or under a blazer or light jacket for that extra flavor. So for those of you craving a little something more than a transitional basic, I hope this left you feeling satisfied. 

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Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.