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Six Ways to Update Your Summer Wardrobe for Fall

Doesn’t it feel as if we were just shopping for summer styles? If you’re not ready to retire your breezy sundresses, strappy sandals, or even sartorial one-piece bathing suits just because the weather is about to get chillier, here are six ways to combine fall’s hottest trends with items already in your summer wardrobe. Related Stories: The Hottest Heels for Fall Ten Trendy Fall Accessories Under $50 How to Use Office Supplies for Quick Fashion Fixes
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Pair Stylish Socks with Strappy Summer Sandals
Don Tights Under Sun Dresses
Transition Capri Pants for Stylish Office-Wear
Bring Florals into Fall
Warm Up Your Maxis
Dare to Wear Your Swimsuit in a New Way

Don Tights Under Sun Dresses

Not quite ready to store your summer dresses? While black opaque tights are a must-have staple for fall and beyond, brightly colored ones allow you to get more use out of your breezy dresses. Remember less is more: keep your dress and accessories simple; let your tights do all the talking. Hot colors for fall include mustard, poppy-red, or teal. (_$14, AmericanApparel.net)

Don Tights Under Sun Dresses

Not quite ready to store your summer dresses? While black opaque tights are a must-have staple for fall and beyond, brightly colored ones allow you to get more use out of your breezy dresses. Remember less is more: keep your dress and accessories simple; let your tights do all the talking. Hot colors for fall include mustard, poppy-red, or teal. (_$14, AmericanApparel.net)

Transition Capri Pants for Stylish Office-Wear

Capri pants can suit the office just as well as the clambake when you pair it with a turtleneck or cozy sweater and heels. The cuffed ankle creates a tailored look, perfect for fall’s structured styles. (_$118, jcrew.com)

Bring Florals into Fall

Rather than adopt the dark, Tim Burton-y floral motifs seen on Giambattista Valli and Miu Miu fall runways, just pair your summer floral top with neutral knits and accessories to keep vivid color alive well into winter. Old Navy’s bright pop of color against a cozy oatmeal sweater is the perfect transitional outfit. (_$24.94, OldNavy.com)

Warm Up Your Maxis

If you think breezy maxis say “margarita” more than “mulled wine,” layering chunky knits over the bohemian dresses makes them more appropriate for chilly weather. Try Helmut Lang’s draped jersey maxi skirt, Bally’s cable-knit sweater, and some kick-butt boots for a cozy-yet-luxe outfit idea. (_“Maxi skirt, $230”:http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/170276; Cable-knit sweater, $695 Net-a-Porter.com)

Dare to Wear Your Swimsuit in a New Way

What’s the point of an “investment” swimsuit if you can’t use it more than three months a year? Throw fashion rules to the wind and pair DKNY’s elegant one-shoulder bathing suit with super-slouchy palazzo pants and a blazer. The result? St. Tropez-chic that works in the boardroom too. (_$108, LordandTaylor.com)

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