5 Mom-Approved Outfits for the Transition From Summer to Fall

It’s the end of August, and it’s still 90 degrees in Chicago, yet here I am, drinking a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew (on the second day they became available). If it’s not obvious, I’m obsessed with all things fall—and extremely excited for spooky season, changing leaves, and fall fashion. But, this also happens to be the weirdest time of year weather-wise. Soon, we’ll be chilly and reaching for sweatshirts in the morning, but sweating by afternoon.

Knowing how to dress during the transition from summer to fall is definitely a learning process, but you can trust that easy layers, breathable knits, and lightweight jackets will be your best friend during the weather rollercoaster that is September and October. We’ve put together five versatile and transitional outfits that will get you through everything from a socially-distanced school drop-off to a morning Starbucks run for your first PSL of the season.

Check out these mom-approved outfits that are perfect for the transition from summer to fall. 


1. Linen blazer + basic tank + jeans + sandals

linen blazer (on sale!) / ribbed tank / high-waist jeans / sandals / necklace


2. Sweater tank + paperbag pants + snakeskin mules

sweater tank / paperbag pants / tote bag / snakeskin mules (on sale!) / earrings


3. Midi dress + jean jacket + sneakers

midi dress (under $25!) / denim jacket / crossbody bag / sneakers / necklace


4. Denim shorts + white tee + oversized cardigan

denim shorts (on sale!) / cardigan sweater / white tee / sneakers / earrings


5. Leggings + graphic t-shirt + utility jacket 

graphic tee / leggings / utility jacket / sneakers / sunglasses


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