Fashion Clothing 3 Summer Staples That Will Make Fall Outfits Even Better Don't pack them up just yet. By Samantha Sutton Samantha Sutton Instagram Samantha is InStyle's senior fashion editor. She joined the brand in 2019 and oversees the site's fashion coverage, including trend reporting, fashion exclusives, celebrity style interviews, and Fashion Week coverage. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on September 9, 2020 @ 03:40PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Marley Rizzuti Every year, it's as if the seasonal switch to cold weather happens overnight. One minute we're bragging about not needing a jacket in the middle of October, and the next, we're breaking out puffers and scarves, trekking through snow. Still, summer ending doesn't mean we should pack up every piece of warm weather gear. We're firm believers in seasonless fashion, and there are at least three items from our June through August rotation that will help punch up fall and winter staples. This Tricky Fall Color Trend Is Already Popping Up Everywhere For starters, there's no reason to stop wearing your favorite breezy, neon maxi similar to the one above (or, as we like to call them blanket dresses, since they're comfortable enough to snuggle up in). Styled with a pair of boots, a blazer, and even a bandana, this baby will be a bright spot in between the dark and dreary colors at the end of the year. Marley Rizzuti We're also aware of how essential a blazer can be. Aside from being stylist-approved, this piece can even make sweatpants seem slightly elevated. If you own bright or printed options that you shrugged on over bralettes, keep them in the mix. They'll liven up neutral knits and button-downs while adding a much-needed layer of warmth. Marley Rizzuti We've spent a lot of time at home this year due to the pandemic, and fall 2020 will be no different. However, when we do head out, we plan to combine fashion with comfort, working loungewear into our look. Wearing a short-sleeved, button-down pajama shirt over a turtleneck will ensure we're right on trend with the '90s comeback. Or, we'll style it with some khakis, giving the preppy piece a quirky twist.