Fall Is on My Mind, But Summer Is in My Weather App—9 Outfits That Satisfy Both

Sorry to all my summer fanatics out there, but this editor lives for one season and one season only: autumn. The leather jackets, the layering, the neutral palette—I can't get enough of fall style. However, I might be getting ahead of myself on dressing for my favorite time of year because, much to my dismay, my weather app won't be budging below 70° for the foreseeable future. Emotionally, I may be ready to start dressing like it's fall outside, but the reality is that summer's hot and humid weather seems to be dragging on endlessly.

To bridge the gap, I've sourced nine summer-to-fall outfits that satisfy both my sartorial cravings and the reality at hand. I may still have to wait for another month to break out the leather jackets and sweaters, but for now, I'm looking to a few smart styling ideas like miniskirts, tall boots, bra tops, and blazers to bide my time. If you're ready to join me and hit play on fall fashion while it's still hot out, look no further than the below nine transitional ensembles.



Instead of wearing denim shorts with sneakers or sandals as I've been doing all summer, I like the idea of styling them with fall staples like loafers and ankle socks. It's an unexpected combo, but it somehow works. 

Fall is a great time to break out a neutral suit. Try wearing yours with a barely-there top to keep the look on the breezier side.

You might find this one controversial, but I'm so into the idea of wearing my beloved knee-high boots with a super-summery piece like boxer shorts. 



Knit minidresses just might be the answer to embracing that fall feeling now. Pair yours with warm neutral tones like beige and tan.

The easiest way to tap into next season's mood? Rich colors like chocolate brown and olive. I suggest trying a warm weather–friendly silhouette like a sleeveless dress in an autumnal hue.



Full-blown sweaters may not be on the menu for a bit, but sleeveless knits certainly are. 



Tailored vests are a great fall trend piece to start wearing now. Thanks to their versatility, you can wear one with summer staples for a suiting-inspired moment.

The easiest styling hack in this edit? Throw a blazer on over your sundresses and they're immediately more transitional friendly.



Tall boots are what I wear on repeat in the fall, but there's no need to wait until then to wear them since they pair flawlessly with '90s-inspired summer items like miniskirts and strapless tops.

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