How to Wear Your Summer Dresses During Fall

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As fall approaches, cooler weather means it’s time to swap out those flowing skirts and little straw clutches with cozy knits, leather booties, and other fall staples. But there’s one versatile item you won’t have to relegate to the back of your closet just yet—the summer dress. With a few key styling adjustments, even the breeziest of dresses makes a chic statement as temperatures drop. Consider these tips for transitioning your dresses into fall-appropriate ensembles for the months ahead.

Choose deep colors.
Summer whites and soft pastels seem out of place after Labor Day, but vibrant colors, especially jewel or earth tones, remain relevant even as the leaves change. Look for items like Lavanya Coodly’s Cate Dress. Made from 100% crepe silk, this striking, deep-green dress pairs equally well with strappy sandals and suede boots—making it the perfect transitional piece to slip on for summer soirées or to dress up for a crisp fall night on the town.

Throw a sweater over it.
When it gets too chilly to wear your sleeveless dresses alone, try pairing them with a knit sweater. Contrasted with the delicate fabric of your dress, the bold texture of your cashmere or wool pieces will keep you warm and add visual interest to your outfit. To try this look, choose an ultra-feminine dress like Lavanya Coodly’s Raisa Dress. Made from luxurious cotton-silk in a deep-emerald hue, it looks soft and elegant against chunky knits.

Swap your sandals for booties.
Try on your favorite summer dresses with a pair of leather or suede booties instead of your espadrilles, and you’ll discover a surprising number of alternative outfit options. Booties pair especially well with shorter hemlines, like Lavanya Coodly’s Shay Crystal Dress, an elegant design with a pattern of crystals hand-sewn onto 100% silk. Paired with stiletto-heeled, black suede booties and a chic pair of nylons, this elegant number makes the perfect outfit for
cocktails or dinner parties on cooler evenings.

So, as you ready your closet for fall and move all your warm-weather clothes to the very bottom of your dresser drawers, keep your dresses right where they are. No matter how you feel about summer’s end, take comfort in knowing that you’re bringing a little piece of it into the next season.

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