It’s that time of year again, Haute Talkers. As we (sadly) say goodbye to summer vacations and hello to school books and cooler temperatures, we’re often left in an awkward fashion limbo. Unfortunately, the guessing game of when to put away the cut-offs versus when bring out the sweaters can leave our outfits with a case of season-amnesia. But have no fear, because we’ve put together our 9 favorite head-to-toe styling tips to help seamlessly transition your wardrobe for great fall style.

1. Hats On

Trendy as they are practical (bye-bye bad hair days), these toppers are a perfect and simple piece in the in-between-season wardrobe puzzle. Opt for a wide-brimmed felt number to add a cool edge to the classic jeans-and-button-down combo a la Miranda Kerr.

 fall style


 2. Autumn-ize Your Beauty Look

As the leaves begin to turn, so should your make-up hues. Try darker, more neutral  lips, nails, and eye shadows. The oxblood-lip trend was still seen all over the fall 2014 runways, and is a super easy way to transition your beauty regimen.

oxblood lips


 3. Scarf it Up

Lightweight scarves are a perfect transitional accessory – allowing you to add layers to an outfit without excessive weight or warmth. Paired with a summery dress in a neutral color, you’ll have an effortlessly chic look.

lightweight scarves


 4. Crank Up the Moto Jacket

In the chillier months, we practically live in our borrowed-from-the-bikers jackets. Draped over the shoulders or worn normally, this outerwear staple is perfect for adding some chic autumn-edge to your summer look. Just make sure to keep the rest of your pieces light  to juxtapose the heavier leather.

summer moto jacket

 5. Knit With It

Start re-incorporating knits into your outfits by pairing them with bright, summery pieces. Just like the moto-jacket, balance is key – so make sure to keep the rest of your look warm-weather friendly.

fall style

6. Go Darker

There’s no easier way to bring your look into fall than swapping out your summer brights for a darker, more neutral color palette and bold, jewel-toned pieces.

darker colors for autumn

 7. Denim, Denim, Denim

Whether it be  in the form a chambray shirt, oversized jacket, or a classic pair of blue jeans, denim is a foolproof and versatile textile with the perfect weight for those not-quite-hot but not-yet-cold days.

transitional denim

8. Longer Hems

Lucky for us, those longer-length pieces such as midi-skirts and jumpsuits that were so on trend this summer will transition seamlessly into fall. Make sure to pair them with more autumn-friendly accessories to keep your look on point.

fall midi skirt

 9. Bring On the Booties

Swapping out your strappy sandals for a pair of ankle booties is a chic shortcut to perfecting your in-between-season style. And the best part? They go with everything. 

rosie huntington whiteley fall booties


 How will you transition your look into fall style?

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Paige is a graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology, and is currently studying Journalism at the University North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fluent in sarcasm with a severe case of wanderlust, she is a self-proclaimed professional thrifter, long-lost Olsen triplet, and pizza aficionado.