How to Transition Your Wardrobe from Summer to Fall

D.C. blogger Alicia Tenise styles the Abbeline Off the Shoulder Ruffle Top, A Gold E Sophie Distressed Jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Sofia Bag and Steve Madden Rizza Tie Up Heels from South Moon Under

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South Moon Under Fall 2016

Off the Shoulder Ruffle Top, LIPP Beautifully Semi Custom Lipstick

D.C. blogger Alicia Tenise styles a fall transition outfit with South Moon Under

Rebecca Minkoff Sofia Bag, Tassel Crossbody Bag, A Gold E Destroyed Denim, Steve Madden Tie Up Heels

How to Transition your Wardrobe from Summer to Fall

Top, Jeans and Shoes all ℅ South Moon Under | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (SMU option) | Bracelets: Kendra Scott

Ah, fall: as most of us who are based in the mid-Atlantic or the South know, even though fall fashion has hit stores full force, it won’t be cooling down anytime soon.

So how to you rock your favorite fall pieces now when it’s still a gajillion degrees outside? I’ve teamed up with South Moon Under today to spill on some tips and tricks on how to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall, even when it really doesn’t feel like fall outside!

  1. Ease in with denim

    Good news: instead of it being 90 degrees, it’s cooled off to a comfortable 80 degrees! Hey, we will take any cooling off we can get here in D.C. Since the nights are getting cooler, I’m slowly but surely reintroducing denim back into my wardrobe. I’m a huge fan of A Gold E, a line that South Moon Under always carries! It has the quality of high-end designer denim with a way better price tag! This pair that I picked up is insanely soft and is one of the most comfortable pair of jeans I own!

  2. Change your color palette

    If it’s still too hot to rock sweaters and boots, start by shifting your color palette and rock muted tones during these transition months. When I saw this off the shoulder ruffle top from Abbeline, I knew it had to be mine! It is a really pretty mauve shade that turns heads every time I wear it. 

  3. Take advantage of sandal weather

    Don’t put your sandals in storage just yet! I picked up this suede pair of tie-up sandals back in June from South Moon Under, and the fabric is still perfect for fall! While it’s still warm out, take your suede sandals out for a spin and show off those pedicures one last time before you have to say goodbye to them during the colder months!

  4. Wear your fall handbags now

    The beauty of handbags? Even if you wear a fall one when it’s a million degrees outside, it won’t make you any more hot or any less comfortable! South Moon Under has a similar Rebecca Minkoff bag to the one that I’m wearing, and the colors of the tassels match with so many of my outfits yet add a fun pop of color to any look!

My other longtime blogger friends, Katherine of Style Tab and Tilden of To Be Bright, also styled some amazing fall transition outfits with South Moon Under as well — make sure to check out their looks and get some amazing fall outfit inspiration!

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  1. Lauren Oliver wrote:

    So obsessed with this outfit! I’m glad we’re on the same page about still rocking sandals… I’m not ready for boots just yet! Also, the color on that top is too perfect!


    Posted 9.12.16 Reply
  2. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    I love everyttttttthing here!

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    Posted 9.12.16 Reply
  3. These are fantastic tips. I am already trying to hoard all the burgandy, olive and stripes for Fall this year. And the tip about the handbags is a great idea that I would’ve never thought of on my own.

    Posted 9.12.16 Reply
  4. EdyeNicolesMakeup wrote:

    Love the off the shoulder top on you! <333

    Edye |

    Posted 9.14.16 Reply
  5. Eloise wrote:

    Love everything about this outfit! I’m waiting for the weather to cool down enough for sweaters in DC!

    Posted 9.14.16 Reply