With every new season comes the inevitable wardrobe makeover and an irresistible temptation to buy into every new, hot trend – and neglect some of your pricey investments from the former season in the process. Luckily for us, the weather and chilly indoor temperatures in Dubai allow for a closet revamp that doesn’t entail having to part entirely with your favorite summer buys. Sifting through some of this season’s most prominent trends, Savoir Flair has put together a list of five transitional pieces that will play a key role in switching easily and gracefully from summer to fall.
With a little styling know-how, you can seamlessly carry a summer frock into fall. For example, you can pair it with a heavy cardigan or leather jacket and thigh-high boots to keep you warm in cooler weather. For a more casual look, a summer dress can be layered under a boxy jumper or over skinny jeans, making it the perfect transition piece come fall.
Basic plain tops look just as trendy over basic knits and white button-down shirts as they do on their own, so think before you stash them away. The same goes for your beloved cropped tops. Just be sure to keep the overall look clean and minimal.
A smart styling tip to turn summer skirts into season-appropriate pieces during the fall season is to team them with heavy knits, tunics, and short coats. Another idea for a sleek ensemble is to pair them with dark accessories like gray wool tights and statement ankle boots – the contrast is equal parts girly and edgy.
From military blazers to lightweight bomber jackets, summer-friendly outerwear is so on point that you’ll want to keep wearing it in the fall. The trick to wearing jackets in flimsy fabrics is to strategically add warm, fitted layers without overwhelming the silhouette with bulky pieces – so pile up on everything else like turtlenecks, scarves, and hats!
Don’t put away your summer culottes just yet as a little restyling will go a long way with this wardrobe staple. The freeing element of culottes gives you room for reinterpretation, so warm up your outfits with leather jackets, tweed blazers, or long trench coats in autumnal hues.