We’re all about making the most of our clothes throughout the year. Helping us live a little more sustainably, wardrobe staples like summer dresses can and should last longer than just one season. The more you love something, the more you want to wear it!
Searching for some style inspiration? We’re bringing easy-wear cold-weather looks to transition your summer dresses for autumn, whether they’re tiered, floral or maxi.
Top Tips To Transition Summer Dresses For Autumn
We’re with you – after a summer showing off our favourite dresses, we’re not ready to pack them away just yet! Luckily, it’s simple to transition summer dresses for autumn with the right accessories and layers. From cuddling up in cardigans and lightweight jackets to layering your look with long-sleeve tops and tights, scroll down to discover how to keep your sundress stylish year-round.
Cuddle Up With A Cosy Cardigan
Just because summer’s coming to an end, that doesn’t mean you have to hang up your go-to sundress. To take tiered dresses and midi dresses from warm summer nights to cool autumn evenings, cuddle up in a cosy cardigan.
Add texture to floaty dresses with chunky knitted designs or contrast midi dresses with super-soft maxi cardigans. For a fresh autumn colour palette, choose warm-toned or neutral knitwear, from mustard and burnt orange cardigans to on-trend caramel fits.
Layer Your Look With Long-Sleeve Tops
We know that transitioning summer wardrobes for autumn can feel like a challenge. Thankfully, summer dresses are more versatile than you think. All it takes is a little layering to update them for the colder months.
For scenic autumn walks with a coffee in hand, throw a long-sleeve top underneath strappy dresses to protect your shoulders from the chill. You can also play around with different necklines and fabrics to put a unique spin on your layered look. For an extra dose of cosiness, switch bare legs for black tights or leggings. Simple!
Wear Your Summer Dress With Boots
Goodbye summer sandals, hello new-season boots! Puddle-proof and stylish boots are the perfect way to transition summer dresses for autumn and winter.
When the temperature starts to drop, give smock dresses and ruffle designs some attitude with buckle detail boots – we love the contrast! You can also match your maxi dress with timeless Chelsea boots for an outfit that’s ideal for both work and play.
Refresh Your Dress With Autumnal Shades
The right colour palette can totally transform your summer staples. To give bright dresses and floral prints an autumn-ready refresh, team them with warm colours and cosy textures.
From layering patterned sundresses with warm-toned knits and leather-effect fabrics to styling up shirt dresses with textured accessories, mix and match your summer shades with season-appropriate colours to make them work year-round.
Team Summer Dresses With Lightweight Jackets
Picking the perfect summer-to-autumn outerwear can be tricky. For days when it’s too cool for bare shoulders and too warm for a winter coat, team your summer dress with a lightweight jacket. We’re thinking something comfortable, easy to carry and a fit that leaves enough room for layering.
Whether you pick on-trend biker jackets for weekend dressing, longline jackets for work or denim designs for brunch with the girls, the right autumn jacket will be your transitional hero all season long. The best part? This jacket will also double up to help solve your spring style dilemmas as well!
Add Cold Weather Accessories
We’re always on the lookout for quick and easy ways to refresh our wardrobe. When it comes to transitioning summer dresses for autumn, accessories are our fave style shortcut.
Give maxi and mini dresses a makeover by swapping your sunhat and sunglasses for gold buckle belts, mock-croc bags and knitted scarves. Pair accessories together or wear them solo – it’s up to you. Remember, transitional dressing is all about the details!
For more autumn style inspiration, check out our guide on how to wear a longline coat.