Campus Style: Transitioning summer clothes to fall

By Lexy Yulich
Columnist

With the leaves beginning to change colors, the aroma of pumpkin fills the air. From pumpkin infused drinks to scented candles, it’s impossible to escape the autumnal vibes that are about to hit campus.

But, before you start swapping your summer dresses and sandals for sweaters and boots, I have some advice when it comes to transitioning your wardrobe. Instead of purchasing new fall items, these summer pieces can be transformed to create an effortless fall look. The best part is, you probably already have these fashion staples in your closet.

T-shirt dresses can be both casual and formal. (Flickr)

Denim Skirts:
There’s no need to pack away your favorite denim skirts just yet. Instead of pairing that chic skirt with a bodysuit, pair it with a warm-toned shirt and a cardigan. For shoes, break in the booties early and add a gold dainty necklace for an accent.

Crop-style Tops:
My favorite fall item is a classic army green utility jacket from Lucky Brand. It’s warm, trendy and gives off major fall vibes. Pair a bomber jacket, faux leather jacket or distressed denim jacket with your summer crop-style top to keep in style this fall.

Jeans:
You can take your distressed boyfriend or skinny jeans into fall by adding a sweater and throwing on a pair of sandals. A light flowy shirt also goes great with a warm cardigan and knee ripped jeans for an edgier look.

T-shirt Dresses:
T-shirt dresses are soft, comfortable and a cute wardrobe necessity. Throw on your favorite T-shirt dress with a long cardigan and cute sneakers for the perfect fall everyday look.

Ankle Cropped Pants:
Transition your summer internship clothing into the next season with ankle cropped pants and a closed toed heel. Grab a blazer to throw over your short sleeved blouse and you’re ready to go.

Dresses:
Don’t forget about your summer dresses, they can easily be styled with a blazer or swapped with a fun leather jacket for office to nighttime attire.