I have this theory that here in KC, it’s going to go straight from 80+ degrees to just 30 below at any moment. Just summer to winter.. no fall. As soon as September hit, my basic-white girl self 😉 was starting to decorate our house for fall, taking my fall/winter boots out of storage, ordering PSL’s, and watching Hocus Pocus. But apparently Mother Nature had a different idea of how fall would go. Here in KC, it’s felt pretty much like summer up until now. We’ve had a few breezy/cooler days mixed in since September, but nothing that actually makes it feel like fall! 🙁 I have to admit, I couldn’t even drink all of my first PSL of the year because I’m pretty sure that day it was almost 90 degrees and it was too hot for that nonsense! As I’ve been patiently awaiting the cooler temps and changing of the leaves, I haven’t been able to break out my new pieces for fall yet. I mean, at this rate, if fall never happens, you better believe I’m going out in my comfy sweaters, favorite jeans, and over the knee boots in 80 degrees because I’m not above that! 🙂 Up until now, I’ve been trying to incorporate my favorite fall pieces with my staple summer ones. It’s not as hard as I initially thought it would be, to be honest. Obviously, you don’t want to reach for something that is heavy and meant to keep you warm because you will be sweating your booty off! But if you take those light fall transitional pieces and pair them with sandals, your favorite tank, or peep toe booties, you can easily mix and match your traditional summer pieces with your fall ones.
Corduroy is one of the fall trends I saw last fall and it’s definitely back again this year. Any other 90’s babies out there used to rock corduroy all the time back in the day?! Anywho, I love this corduroy skirt because its in this beautiful maroon/wine color that is picture perfect for fall. Skirts seem to be making a comeback this year too. Maybe I just wasn’t aware of the trend last year, but I stuck mainly to pants and dresses. But this year, I’ve seen girls rocking jean skirts and much more. I love the buttons down the front of this one too. Oh, and it’s not extremely short either which is nice! And, on the flip side, I always have trouble with the lengths of bottoms because I’m only 5’2″ so this one was the perfect length! The one I’m wearing is super affordable from Forever 21, so if you’re not into the corduroy trend or maybe the bold color, it’s an inexpensive price to try the trend!
This off the shoulder white top is one of the staples in my closet! It’s perfect to throw on with jeans or pair with any colored bottom. Mine is from last summer, so I’ve linked a some similar tops below. I love wearing it as a one shoulder too because sometimes I get annoyed with off the shoulder tops and having to constantly pull them down. Anyone else? I also love this white off the shoulder top because it puts a twist on the classic white tee that most people have in their closets. It can be paired with anything.
So the main way I transitioned this outfit from summer to fall was with my shoes; super easy! I have had these sandals for FOREVER, so I’m linking something similar below. But I just swapped out the sandals with some booties to add a fall touch to the outfit. It’s an easy way to keep cool with your summer clothes but still transitioning your outfits to have a fall inspo. I kept this look pretty minimal and I’m all about easy, so just focusing on the shoes made it a breeze! If it was a little cooler, you could even add a long sleeve top or cute cardi to throw over
I’m praying that we get those in between summer and winter temps here in KC soon because I’m not a fan of this warm weather in October. Fall where are you?! Comment below what your favorite pieces are to transition from summer to fall!