10 Summer Staples for Fall

Ten Summer Staples for Fall You rocked these items all summer long: the wrap dress, chiffon skirts, white V-necks and the all-essential jean shorts to name a few. However, as Fall Fashion (despite the blistering heat outside) seeps its way into the consciousness of fashion fiends across the globe, let us keep summer style alive through the change of seasons. Why punish yourself and your pocketbook by stuffing your adored summer essentials into oblivion in the back of your closet? Check out our gallery of the summer staples easily translated into the hottest looks for fall.
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This summer, you seamlessly transitioned from day to night in your simple yet sassy wrap dress accessorized with haute hoops and stellar espadrilles. For fall, stay tied up in this easy-to-wear look by pairing it with stiletto boots and a warm pea coat.

Long Wrap Dress, $34.99, metrostyle.com

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Paired with a seasonably sassy blazer, a warm scarf, and the right pumps this oh-so summery maxi dress falls in line with next season’s hottest looks.

Japanese Motif Maxi Holiday Party Cocktail Dress, $39.99, amazon.com

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Over-sized statement jewelry was all the rage this summer. Make it work for fall by pairing your gold hoops or orbital earrings with neutral hues to signify a toned-down switch from the funky, ultra-bright colors of summer.

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Large Orbital Earrings, $30, dillards.com

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From sunny beach days on the boardwalk to chilly nights at holiday functions, jean shorts are the ultimate season-to-season wardrobe staple. Translate this summer essential into fall with a comfy pair of leggings or tights and boots.

Paris Blues Lola Stretch Jean Shorts, $18.68, store.alloy.com

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Nothing says fall like crunching colorful leaves along the sidewalk in open-toed espadrilles, right? In fact, this fall it does. Wear yours next season with tights and a flouncy chiffon dress, belted-sweater combo.

Wedge Lace-up Espadrilles, $225, toryburch.com

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A classic in any season, pair your always handy black pumps this fall with black tights for a monochromatic look or make your legs pop and wear tights ranging in spectrum from a punch of purple to a sunshine-y yellow for a fun, warm look in the breezy weather.

Pleaser USA Inc., $25.20, 6pm.com

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When we’re in need of a waist-cinching accessory in a pinch, the skinny belt is always there to complete the look. Just as it adds a svelte touch to those maxi dresses and high-waisted skirts worn this season, pair your skinny belt this fall with sweater dresses and over voluminous pieces for a fabulous finish.

ASOS Leather skinny belt $25.27, asos.com

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On those rainy office-beholden days, you threw it over your dress to keep dry while trekking the misty sidewalks en route to work. Now, this summer essential can move effortlessly into fall thanks to it’s appropriate length, color and all-important style.

Organic Cotton Trench Coat, $148, us.hessnatur.com

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This flirty little number graced the swinging hips of women everywhere this summer, and with a staple this cute and easy to wear, why bury it away? Countless combinations await this perfectly recyclable piece. Start off with a jean jacket, long-sleeve, leggings and flats for a brisk kick-off to the season.

Room Seven Brown Blossom Floral Chiffon Skirt, $59.50, amazon.com

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You wore it to barbecues, family vacations and shopping trips around town this summer. No matter the color or design, the cotton wrap dress can weasel its way into your fall wardrobe worn with a sleek leather jacket and heels.

Calvin Klein Pleated Cotton Wrap Dress, $118, Nordstrom.com

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Besides the LBD, few other key pieces battle the plain white V-neck in it’s universal ability to go with any and every look (and tangentially, season). Show off your V-neck with pride next season under a leather jacket, skinny jeans and flats.

Cotton modal V-neck T-shirt, $46, net-a-porter.com

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Safari chic definitely had a strong revival and following this summer. Khaki shirt-dresses translate into fall with their appropriate hue and simply classic look. Before the weather gets too bone-numbing cold, rock your shirt dress just a little while longer with leggings, booties and a military-inspired jacket.

ESPIRIT convertible shirt dress $73.50, zappos.com


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