I have to admit that as excited as I am for the upcoming fall season, I’m not quite ready to part with my favorite summer pieces. Don’t get me wrong—I’m beyond ready for the heat to subside and let cozy temps and autumn foliage take over, but there are certain summer dresses and sleeveless tops I don’t feel like I’ve gotten enough wear out of. I was mindful to only add pieces I absolutely loved to my closet this summer, so I want be sure I’m maximizing each one.
Since I’m not ready to pack them away just yet, I’ve been brainstorming ways to extend the life of my summer wardrobe and have zeroed in on a few key items that can help facilitate that. From oversize sweaters paired with mini skirts to leather boots worn with dresses to tailored trousers for my crop tops, there are five items I’m eyeing to help me wear my summer wardrobe through fall. Below I’m highlighting those five, plus the styling tips I plan to use for each one.