Michigan’s weather is so effing unpredictable. September is winding down, but it’s still 80 degrees? What is going on? This rocky relationship with the heat may be sending you mixed signals with what kind of look to rock for the day, but don’t be fooled. It’s time to transition your look from summer to fall, and we’re here to help! A change in the seasons does not necessarily mean you need to go on a full-blown shopping spree (but if that’s what you want, by all means, treat yourself). There are easy tricks to change your style/look from summer to fall by adding or switching out a select few articles of clothing or accessories. Check this out:

Too many tees? Just add a layer!

No need to fold and put away the t-shirts you’ve been using to keep cool all summer. All you need to do is layer up. One of my favorite casual fall looks is a tee layered with an open cardigan. As we mentioned in our post about this fall’s fashion trends, we’re all about prints this season. Feel free to mix a vintage graphic tee with a funky, printed cardi.

 This  artsy vintage tee from ASOS  would look great under a big, printed cardigan

This artsy vintage tee from ASOS would look great under a big, printed cardigan

 Animal print will be making its rounds this fall, and this  sweater from Urban Outfitters  is giving us the warm fuzzies.

Animal print will be making its rounds this fall, and this sweater from Urban Outfitters is giving us the warm fuzzies.

To dress up your tee, add a fitted blazer instead. Or, to get those witchy fall vibes going, how about a black lace kimono? Perfect for October.

Shoes, duh:

Put those sandals away! Autumn on the horizon means it’s time to go back to closed-toe shoes. We recommend making the transition easy with a cute mule! They’re everywhere right now, so you have a wide variety to choose from, and they’re perfect for both warm and cool weather. A velvet or suede mule like the ones pictured below (obsessed) is super cool and can be dressed up or down.

 These embroidered  spider mules from Shein  are a statement piece and can give your look a little edge.

These embroidered spider mules from Shein are a statement piece and can give your look a little edge.

 These  leather mules from Madewell  have a classic look and the slight heel adds some elegance to a casual look

These leather mules from Madewell have a classic look and the slight heel adds some elegance to a casual look

And of course, you can’t be stylish this fall without BOOTS. Goodbye, dependable summer sneakers, you’re getting the BOOT. This upcoming year will be all about experimenting with different silhouettes, and boots are perfect for that! Try a pair of clunky Doc Martens for that tough, grunge girl look. Or go with a more pointed or snip-toed boot for a more artsy, high-end vibe. Either will go great with your cropped/ankle pants that you’re not ready to put away just yet.

 These pointy-toed, black leather  boots from Urban Outfitters  look amazing with light-wash, cropped/cuffed denim.

These pointy-toed, black leather boots from Urban Outfitters look amazing with light-wash, cropped/cuffed denim.

 These Dr. Marten boots are made for walking… or maybe stomping. Photo from  Alexis Boldt via Lookbook

These Dr. Marten boots are made for walking… or maybe stomping. Photo from Alexis Boldt via Lookbook

Sunnies’ days are still here

Just because summer is coming to a close doesn’t mean the sun won’t shine! Yes, you will still need sunglasses for your long drives to the apple orchards or your city strolls.

Summer’s hottest sunglasses trend was dramatic angled frames that gave us 80’s-2000’s nostalgia— seriously, one of my favorite trends this year. Now, while we’re still all about bright colors this fall, it may be time to mute your sunnies just a bit. Let’s stay vintage with the frames, but change the decade. We’re talking bigger frames in brown, amber, and tortoise shell.

These Free People sunglasses are the perfect “golden hour” shades.

Kissing summer goodbye is bittersweet, but this autumn is the chance to amp up your look. A few fall tweaks can keep any summer style looking cool.

-Neens

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