Let’s Jess UP Style Tip: How to extend the life of your summer wardrobe!

Photography by Claire Peterson

Sweater: Intermix Dress: Max Studio Boots: Marc Fischer Purse: Gucci Necklace: Amazon Sunglasses: Celine

Happy Fall everyone! It’s that time of year to pull out sweaters and boots and layer up! I posted a layered look this week in case you missed it. Layering is one of my favorite parts of fall and winter, but another part of the season that I love is the challenge of recycling items in my wardrobe. Just because you purchase a piece of clothing with summer in mind doesn’t mean that you have to put that piece away when the weather changes. I challenge you to think outside the box and transition it into new seasons like I did with this dress:

 I originally bought this dress for summer and wore it multiple times and for a lot of different occasions. To transition it into fall, I added a cropped sweater on top and paired the look with a waist bag to accentuate my middle. Here are a some tips to keep in mind when styling your summer wardrobe for fall:

  1. Add a pair of tights
  2. Add a leather jacket
  3. Skip the sandals and pair your summer dress with suede booties or over the knee boots
  4. Add a duster (I love this one and will def be using it to transition more dresses into the colder months)
  5. Add a chunky cardigan! Remember when adding a chunky knit on top, make sure to accentuate your waist in some way. You don’t want to look sloppy 😉
  6. Take risks! Fashion is all about trying something new and being confident! Share your looks with me if you try this out!!

What do you guys think? Are you inspired to try to continue the life of your summer dresses into the cold weather months?