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Just Add Pants
Your crisp white tops, tunics, and sundresses don't have to go into hiding after Labor Day. Just layer 'em over pants to experiment with an on-trend look that plays with proportions and extends the life of these summer staples. Here, Charlotte keeps the sunny vibes going into the early fall with a pleated white top layered over a pair of earth-toned leather leggings.
The Row leather pants, Urban Outfitters clutch, Saint Laurent sunglasses.
Play With Unconventional Silhouettes
Choosing pieces that have extended hemlines or well-placed pleats can make layering easier and more fun. Keeping the colors in neutral territory ensures the different shapes will jive.
Contrast Lighter Layers With A Fall Jacket
A trusty utility jacket may be a staple for fall, but it also adds a tough contradiction to feminine summer pieces. Pairing softer styles, like a ruffled pencil skirt or a knit top, with this well-loved item balances out a look that might otherwise veer too girly.
Topshop shirt, Moschino skirt, Marc Jacobs sunglasses, Reed Krakoff shoes.
Keep It Cool In A Pseudo Cape
Coat slinging isn't just for Fashion Week. For warmer days, just drape a jacket over the shoulders, so you can take it off if it gets too warm. It's the outerwear vibe without the commitment.
Slip On A Structured Piece
If piling a traditional blazer over a summer dress seems a bit too severe (and stuffy!), opt for a sleeveless, double-breasted blazer. The versatile, structured vest is a must for fall, and it looks great if you wear it now over a lighter look.
Jil Sander dress, Balenciaga shoes.