Transitional Outfits So Hot You’ll Look Forward To Fall

The best way to keep the positive summer vibes going well into fall? Rethinking your favourite hot weather staples!  Today I show you how to master the art of transitional dressing.

Tank Top

This stunning sun-kissed, satin tank is a summer essential.  Keep that gold glow going in cooler temps by adding a turtleneck underneath in a thin-weight jersey stretch.  Pairing it with rich jewel tones gives the whole look a stunning fall feel.

Babaton, Aritzia tank top | Babaton, Aritzia turtleneck | Sam Edelman, Nordstrom coatWilfred, Aritzia pants | Auxiliary, Aritzia bag | Jeffrey Campbell, Nordstrom bootie
Shirt Dress

A shirt dress in a classic print like sear sucker gets so much mileage during the summer.  Not only a great option to throw on when you’re running late but still needs to look chic, but it’s great for travel and can even do double duty as a bathing suit cover up.  To transition this piece to Fall you can layer it over a turtleneck, this time you could even opt for wool because of it’s naturally looser fit.  The key to bulkier layers is cinching the waist with a belt.  That way your silhouette will stay crisp and clean without looking oversized.  Faux leather leggings are also essential for transitional dressing.

Zara shirt dress | Gap turtleneck | Old Navy coat | Wilfred, Aritzia faux leather pants | Halogen earrings | Maje, Hudson’s Bay belt | Zara crossbody bag | Zara boot

White Denim

Yes it’s okay to wear white after Labour Day.  Retire the pastel stripe and opt for fall colours.  Throw on a fab leather moto jacket for an instant edge.  To keep it looking elevated (and weather appropriate) I paired the look with a sock boot instead of shoes or sandals.

Wilfred, Aritzia turtleneck | Gap white denim | Zara leather jacket | Nordstrom belt | Rebecca Minkoff, Nordstrom bag | Zara heel

Slip Dress

Layer a cardigan over top of your slip dress (bonus point if it’s in the same colour palette) and cinch together with a utility belt which will no doubt be one of Fall’s hottest trends.

Addition Elle slip dress | Addition Elle cardigan | Mackage coat | Madewell, Nordstrom earrings | Addition Elle belt bag | Zara boot

Images by Caitlin Connelly/CTV

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