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Are you traveling in September? Planning a trip as the seasons start to change is definitely challenging. How can you be prepared for the ever changing weather? Find out with our tips on how to transition your summer travel wardrobe to autumn!
How to Transition Your Summer Pieces into Fall
If you’re traveling in a transitional season like spring or autumn, you may find that you’ll experience different weather in your destination. Don’t worry! It’s easier to pack than you think.
First, start by checking the weather the extended forecast at your destination using a website like weather.com. Keep an eye on the weather as your trip gets closer.
If you find that the weather will vary from hot to cold and vice versa, start by focusing on your hot weather clothing then plan warm layers you can mix and match over that clothing.
Start by reading these general tips on packing for autumn travel
- How to Pack for Trips with Mixed Weather
- How to Layer Clothes
- Use a Summer Dress to Pack Light in Fall
- Best Shoes for Traveling in Spring and Fall
You can use layering items such as scarves, tights, sweaters, jackets, and warm shoes to transition summer clothing into outfits that would also be appropriate for cooler weather, too.
Below you’ll find different examples showing you how to wear items such as sundresses, vests, sleeveless tops, and skirts in cold weather. Maximize your travel wardrobe with these tips:
How to Transition a Printed Dress into Fall
How to wear it: A thick knit cardigan, opaque tights, a wide belt, and ankle boots.
Dresses are some of the best items for travel. They’re an outfit-in-one and automatically create a more stylish appearance.
However, wearing your dress with sandals won’t be possible as the temperatures drop! The good news is that a dress is just the perfect item for summer plus spring and autumn travels, too. Just pair it with a cardigan, belt, add colored tights, and a pair of boots.
Read these tips on how to wear one dress many ways!
How to Transition a Vest to Fall
How to wear it: A casual white shirt, knee-high boots, and skinny jeans. Add a crossbody bag in a cognac or tan color.
Vests are an easy way to change the look of an outfit while adding a bit of warmth for mild summers. Pair them with short sleeves when it’s hot then layer them over longer sleeves when it’s cold.
For maximum versatility in varying weather conditions, pack a thin long sleeve and also a turtleneck so you can layer for a range of temperatures. Complete your outfit with a pair of skinny jeans and waterproof boots.
How to Transition a Skirt to Fall
How to wear it: A turtleneck and a trench, tights, ankle boots or flats, and a feminine bag.
A skirt can be perfectly suitable for the cold season; just wear it with a sweater, scarf, tights, and jacket. f you prefer a “lighter” approach, add some texture accents like knitwear or thin belts.
Tip: Make sure to choose a skirt color or print that can mix and match with both your hot and cold weather tops to make the most of less clothing.
Here are more ideas on how to wear a skirt when it’s cold.
How to Transition a Sleeveless Top to Fall
How to wear it: Dark trousers, boots, and a stylish layer.
Believe it or not, even if your top is thin and sleeveless, that doesn’t mean you can only wear it in summer. Think one word: layering!
Wear it underneath long sleeve tops for a discreet layer of warmth next to your skin or add a unbuttoned shirt for a casual option. You can easily also wear them under a military-style jacket, kimono, poncho, or a cardigan, too.
These are our all-time favorite layering tops for travel and to wear at home, too!
What are your tips on transitioning your summer travel wardrobe into fall? Please share below!
For more ideas on fall fashion, please read:
- Gotta-Have Boots for Fall and Winter Travels
- Fall Coats that Make Stylish Travel Jackets
- Europe Packing List for Autumn
- Fashionable Plane Outfits for Fall
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