6 Ways to Wear Your Summer Dresses in the Fall


It may be November but the weather on the east coast has been so up and down that I still have not been able to pack away my summer staples! One day it’s 40 degrees and the next it’s 75! For that reason, it can be tricky to figure out what to wear this time of year. Since the weather has been so crazy, I thought why not make the most of what is already in my closet by wearing my favorite summer dresses?

Summer dresses are the perfect item to bring you into the fall months because they are comfortable and so versatile! With a few good layering pieces, you can dress them up or dress them down.

Today I am wearing a dress showing you 6 different ways you can wear your favorite summer dresses in the fall.

Boots or leggings


Here I am wearing my Unisa Dedrii thigh high boots. I like that the length of the dress covers the top of the boot just a bit making these boots more wearable for the daytime. If thigh-high boots aren’t your thing just throw on a pair of leggings and your choice of boots!

Denim Jacket


You can’t go wrong with a denim jacket for the fall. It adds just enough warmth and gives a cool vibe to your dress. If you really wanna mix it up, try a distressed denim jacket with your dress to add a little toughness!

Chambray or Flannel Shirt


For days where the weather is mild, you can simply throw on your favorite chambray or flannel shirt. Add a pair of cute booties and you’re ready for anything.

Long sleeve shirt


For those colder days simply throw on a long sleeved tee shirt under your dress to stay cozy and warm. This super soft tee is from Everlane and it’s just thin enough to wear under this fitted dress. You can also try experimenting with different styles of shirts like a turtleneck!



I have a love affair with scarves! They are so cozy, chic and perfect for the autumn months! A blanket scarf is big enough to keep you warm throughout the day but also convenient since you can simply remove it if the weather starts to warm up.

Sweater or Cardigan


Here I decided to switch it up a bit and transform my dress into a skirt by wearing a cropped sweater over it. If cropped sweaters aren’t your thing you can substitute with a cardigan and maybe even a skinny belt to complete the look.

What are your favorite ways to transition your summer items of clothing to fall?



  1. November 9, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    These are some fab tips Tracy. Loved the post.

  2. Yiota
    November 10, 2017 / 2:27 am

    The weather is the same here, one day it is sunny and hot, the next day it’s raining!! Crazy weather!! I have been wearing my summer dresses too with cardigans and denim jackets! x


    • November 11, 2017 / 4:17 pm

      Layering with cardigans and jackets definitely helps when you never know what the weather is going to be like!

  3. Jessica
    November 10, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    Girl great tips and I love pairing a flirty dress with a harsh moto jacket 🙂
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

    • November 11, 2017 / 4:18 pm

      Yes! I love that look! Girly and tough at the same time!

  4. Toni
    November 10, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    The temperature is quite cold here now, but I love the idea of adding a long sleeve top. X

    Toni | sheergloss

  5. November 11, 2017 / 6:20 am

    It’s really cold at the moment here in London will definitely follow some of these tips need to get some more long sleeve topspin

  6. Alexa
    November 11, 2017 / 11:39 am

    I love your ideas! The weather can be very up and down here too! It’s always nice to have extra layers to bundle up just incase!

  7. November 11, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    I adore all of these combinations. I love layering, and summer dresses are just perfect for fall wearing it like this.

  8. November 11, 2017 / 11:51 pm

    Pretty dress! Want to see more of the boots from the first pic

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