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The Andy Edition| Celebrity Dress Up, Celebrity Looks4 ways to transition your summer wardrobe into fall

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Published on September 11th, 2013 | by Andy

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4 Ways to Transition Your Summer Wardrobe into Fall

According to the calendar, the fall season typically ends Nov. 7, however, if you live within the city limits of Houston you know as I do that fall can last well into the end of the year.  With that said, you still have time to add your favorite summer pieces to your fall wardrobe.  Don’t get beside yourself this season and think you have to throw out your summer gear and purchase a whole new wardrobe.  With these four tips you can save and be stylish at the same time this fall.

1.  Keep summer pieces that can add color to your wardrobe, but store items that are typically worn on a hot summer day.

Pack up the neon tanks, striped maxi dresses and anything linen.  I know it might be 100 degrees any day in Houston no matter the season, but you can still dress for the month.  You can continue to rock your go to pink silk blouse and pair it with a favorite fall staple, the leather pencil skirt.  When it comes to shoes, that can be the hard part.  Keep any pair that can be worn all year, like a red or neutral colored pump, however, save the hot orange wedges for next summer.

2.  Dust off last year’s boots.

Now days a decent pair of boots can range anywhere from $75 to $300.  If you are a shopper on a budget, pulling out last fall’s boots is a smart move.  This year’s boot trends have not changed from last year’s, so wearing a pair from last year won’t look dated.  Just dress them up with something new and no one will be able to tell those are the same boots from last fall.  Whether they are ankle boots, thigh highs or riding boots, take them to your local shoe parlor and have them shine them up to look brand new.  You can pair your ankle boots with a stylish mini skirt or wear your black or brown riding boots with a sexy sweater dress.  To add spice to your wardrobe, take your daytime outfit to night by placing a pair of  graphic black tights under your dress or skirt.

3.  Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize.

My favorite fall accessory is a colored or plaid scarf.  Adding a scarf to your wardrobe can eliminate wearing a heavy coat in the mornings and a short sleeve shirt in the afternoon.  It will keep the essential part of your body warm during those chilly mornings and warm afternoons.  Of course when it comes to jewelry the more the merrier.  Hoops or studs, bracelets or watches, whichever one your wardrobe agrees with, put them on and go.  The less thought process required the better.

4. When to Splurge and When to Save.

Summer wardrobes are usually less expensive than the fall wardrobe, however, everyone is different when it comes to certain items they splurge on or pinch pennies for.  Splurging can be good, because you don’t have to worry about buying that piece for another 2 to 3 years.  Some items worth splurging on this fall may be; a hefty winter coat, a pair of sturdy boots or any article of clothing made from leather.  When splurging, go for classic staples, not trendy, to ensure you will be able to wear your purchase for years to come.  If you are a person who does not like to wear things twice, buying trendy should work for you and save you money. Therefore, department stores may not be in your best interest.  If you are looking for trendy and low cost items, then try stores that carry name brands for less like T.J. Maxx or Marshalls.

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