As summer eases into fall, a challenge that many of us face is how to dress for the sometimes unpredictable weather. Not to worry, there are many summer pieces in your closet that can be worn throughout the fall.

Not only will this help you look great in both seasons, but it will also help you save money, and as college students this will definitely come in handy. So put your wallet away and forget the trip to the mall to buy a whole new fall wardrobe.

Here are some tips on how to transition your wardrobe into the new season, without having to pack away all of your summer clothes just yet:


Scarves are a must have for the fall season. You can pair them with a cardigan and a top that is already in your wardrobe from the summer.

You do not have to pack away your dresses from the summertime. Many of your dresses (depending on the style) can be paired with a cardigan, a pair of tights and boots.

Invest in some knit sweaters. Look for sweaters that have embellished sleeves to make things more interesting. They are warm, comfortable and most importantly, in style. An oversized sweater paired with a belt and a pair of leggings and boots is the perfect look for fall.

Not sure what kind of boots to buy? Over-the-knee boots, motorcycle boots and riding boots are all great styles for everyday wear. They look stylish with just about anything. (Leggings, skinny jeans, dresses, etc.)

Jackets are another important piece of clothing for the fall. Trench coats, leather jackets and blazers are all great additions to your wardrobe. Try to stick with colors like brown, black, grey and other dark or neutral tones.

A fur vest is also a great addition to your fall wardrobe. It is not an everyday accessory, but it can look great with the right pair of leggings and boots. It can even be paired with a simple dress.

Top off your fall look with an oversized watch, some leather bracelets, a sleep necklace and some dark or neutral colors for your nails.


Take your summertime T-shirts or tanks and pair them with a cardigan or a blazer for a comfortable yet sophisticated look.

Button-up shirts are not only for work. They are very easy to dress down. Leave a few buttons open, put a cardigan over it and wear with a pair of skinny jeans.

Dark khakis in colors such as olive green, brown and black are a great alternative for skinny jeans. They can be paired with pretty much anything.

Vests are a great look for fall. You can wear one under a blazer or with a shirt and tie and a pair of jeans.

Scarves are not only in style for the ladies. A knit scarf is a great accessory for guys as well.

Invest in a trench coat. It looks great with a pair of skinny jeans and a pair of Sperry’s or some mid-top lace up military inspired boots.

Leather jacket and varsity jackets will definitely keep you fly for the fall. Both looks are in style and go great with a pair of dark high-top sneakers.

Guys, an oversized military-style watch and leather belt will be a nice touch for your fall look.

Check out these stores for some affordable looks listed above: Zara, H&M, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters and thrift stores in the area.