11 Ways to Transition Your Favourite Summer Dress for Cool Weather

The air might be crisp and the leaves might be turning, but don’t shove your summer dresses to the back of your closet just yet. With a few savvy styling tips and tricks, you can easily transition your favourite lightweight frocks for the new, cooler season.

Scroll through for 11 tricks that will totally extend the life of your go-to summer dress.

Swap your sandals for comfy ankle boots and socks for added warmth.

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Stockholm Street Style

Get The Look: Matt Bernson Holt Booties ($325) in Black + HUE Ribbed Boot Socks ($7)

Layer a lightweight trench coat over your dress.

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Collage Vintage

Get The Look: Line & Dot Flowy Trench Coat ($150) in Navy

Add a felt hat and sleek leather booties for an instantly fall-appropriate feel.

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Candice Lake

Get The Look: Preston & Olivia Milford Hat ($195) + MICHAEL Michael Kors Platform Booties ($245) in Black

Tie a cosy knit sweater around your waist or over your shoulders.

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Collage Vintage

Get The Look: Vince Boat Neck Sweater ($456) in Blue

Pair a casual t-shirt dress with an oversized bomber jacket.

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The Urban Spotter

Get The Look: Nasty Gal Take Games Bomber Jacket ($88)

A denim jacket + your favourite dress + loafers = a no-fail outfit.

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Style Du Monde

Get The Look: J. Crew Vintage Denim Jacket ($150) in Bodrum Wash + Stuart Weitzman Hallmark Quilted Suede Flats ($375) in Black

Put your leather jacket to good use by wearing it day and night.

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The Styleograph

Get The Look: DKNY Leather Asymmetrical Moto Jacket ($895) in Black

Wrap up in a lightweight, oversized blanket scarf.

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Look de Pernille

Get The Look: White + Warren Cashmere Travel Wrap Scarf ($298)

Wear your summer shirtdress as a top styled with a miniskirt and tights.

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Natalie Off Duty

Get The Look: Topshop Blur Floral Print Pelmet Skirt ($70) in Multi + Commando Ultimate Opaque Matte Tights ($34) in Black

Try layering a belted blazer over your dress.

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The Styleograph

Get The Look: Twelfth Street By Cynthia Vincent Melton Embroidered Blazer ($495) in Grey + Lauren Ralph Lauren Belt ($48) in T. Moro

Whip out your over-the-knee boots and pile on the layers.

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We The People

Get The Look: Forte Forte Turtleneck Sweater ($481) in Navy + Daily Look Cultivated Collar Shirt ($35) in White + Sam Edelman Kayla Over The Knee Dress Platform Boots ($268) in Black

What’s your biggest styling dilemma when it comes to dressing for cool weather? Let us know in the comments below!