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If your weather is anything like ours, we’re in this in-between pattern where the mornings are cool and crisp, but the afternoons can get pretty warm. I always struggle with how to dress while transitioning to fall because I really just want to be wearing my jeans and boots and sweaters all the time, but I know I will be quite uncomfortable later in the day.

A few wardrobe staples become my best friends during this summer-fall transition:

  • layering tees + tanks
  • denim jacket
  • cropped leggings
  • lightweight scarves
  • maxi skirts + dresses

My outfit today is an example of my typical summer-fall transitional outfit…

Summer Fall Transition Outfit

Each of these items on their own are very simple, so you can’t go wrong throwing them together to layer for the cooler mornings. The maxi skirt won’t let me get too warm when it reaches 80 degrees this afternoon, and of course, the denim jacket can be removed as the temps heat up!

I really like the color white, but wearing a plain white t-shirt is pretty boring, so I love to spice it up with a lightweight scarf or a statement necklace like this one from Cents of Style…

Statement Necklace

Cents of Style has TONS of cute statement necklaces at really affordable prices and shipping is always free! Get one in a bold color because statement necklaces are supposed to be fun! Oh, and my set included matching earrings, so no extra thought required there!

And shoes…somedays I stick with flip flops because they are easy, but I use ballet flats and TOMS to keep my toes warm for the cool mornings. These are my fave…

Sparkle TOMS

I got these emerald sparkle TOMS during a zulily sale {so they were a STEAL} and I can’t even tell you how much fun they are! And they are great for everything I have to do mom-related – running errands, chasing an 18-month-old, going to the park…

If you’re looking for a lightweight scarf to pair with your basic summer-fall look, don’t forget the Stars + Stripes Scarf sale at Cents of Style is only through the end of September! The scarf is only $9.95 and $1 of each scarf sold will go to help female veterans through Final Salute, Inc.! The code is FALLSCARF at checkout!

What are your favorite clothing items for this summer-fall transition?

What I Wore link-ups are happening over at The Pleated Poppy right now, so head on over there for some style inspiration from lots and lots of women!