We’ve come to the time of year when we see the temperatures begin to fluctuate and when we can’t count on the weather’s consistency. The best thing to do as summer turns to autumn is to hold off on packing away your child’s summer wardrobe and instead begin to integrate it with new fall clothing. Your kids are sure to love sporting their tried-and-true pieces while also showing off their new ones. If you’re looking for some tips, look no further—we’ve created a guide on how to transition from summer to fall fashion.
Use Statement Pieces to Layer
A surefire way to make an outfit worthy of jumping into a pile of leaves rather than jumping into the pool is to add a statement piece that echoes the season’s trends. For example, you could update your daughter’s favorite summer dress with an eye-catching jacket.
Whether you favor black or bold colors, tights are a great option for the times your child may need a touch of extra warmth—but not too much. Tights are a great way to easily adjust your child’s outfit for the weather as needed.
Introduce Jewel Tones
Dark blues and rich purples are among the jewel tones that make up this year’s hottest color palette. These colors evoke the playfulness of summer while still embracing the cooler weather.
Play with Textures
We don’t know why it is, but something about certain textures evokes the feeling of the more charming aspects of cooler weather. Texture makes us think of items that are comforting, such as warm cider and a soft blanket. Try layering your child’s outfit with a faux fur vest or a bit of tasteful trim.
Use Collared Shirts
Throwing a long-sleeved shirt under a dress with straps is a classic move, but you can take the look from practical to fashionable simply by adding a collar to the shirt. Peter Pan collars are cute, simple, and utterly timeless.
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