Rework Your Summer Clothes for Fall

Rory Beca Dress - Fall Trends - Rework Your Summer Clothes
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Rework Your Summer Clothes for Fall

01 of 08

Bright Strapless Dress

Necessary Objects by Ady Gluck - Fall Trends - Dresses
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Layer an oxford shirt and a roomy boyfriend sweater on top of your dress (at left: Necessary Objects by Ady Gluck dress, $65; at, then belt it.

amp#149; Thomas Pink cotton shirt, $180; at
amp#149; Uniqlo wool sweater, $40; call 877-786-4756.
amp#149; Michelle Monroe leather clutch, $99; at

  • amp#149; Leatherock belt, $75; call 800-466-6667.
  • amp#149; DampG bracelet, $235; call 877-551-7257.
  • amp#149; Botkier flats, $275; at

02 of 08

Floral-Print top

Theory - Floral-Print top - Fall Trends
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No need to retire your sweet summer top (at left: Theory top, $225; at slip it under a softly tailored suit with sleek, sharp accessories and you're all business.

amp#149; Express wool suit, $198; at
amp#149; Anya Hindmarch leather purse, $695; call 212-750-3974.
amp#149; Ann Taylor leather heels, $155; at

03 of 08

Slip Dress

Satin Dress - Rework Your Summer Clothes for Fall - Philosophy
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Take your little slip (at left: Philosphy di Alberta Ferretti dress, $325; call 212-460-5500 for info) and switch out your summery sandals for an ankle-strap shoe in a plush plum shade. A cozy sweater also warms things up.

* White + Warren cashmere cardigan, $275; at
* Kristin Kahle leather belt, $96; at
* Elizabeth Cole glass cabochon and gold plate bracelet, $107; call 888-242-4552.
* Lauren Merkin leather tote, $295; at
* Nine West suede pumps, $89; call 800-999-1877.

04 of 08

Sleeveless Blouse

sleeveless blouse - Fall trends - Banana Republic
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A long-sleeve tee in a matching shade converts a sleeveless tunic (at left: Banana Republic chiffon blouse, $80; at into a top for all seasons. A dark skirt and boots help keep things grounded.

amp#149;Marquis and Camus crystal earrings, $165; at
amp#149; Michael Stars cotton shirt, $55; call 877-782-7833.
amp#149; Serpui Marie straw purse, $215; call 914-921-3162.
amp#149; Carlos by Carlos Santana, $129; at
amp#149; Vince leather skirt, $595; call 212-924-0370.

05 of 08

Light-Colored Jeans

AG Adriano Goldschmied jeans - Fall Trends
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Transition between seasons by adding a sporty jacket and textures like embossed and pebbled leather in deeper hues to your jeans (at left: AG Adriano Goldschmied jeans, $188; call 310-275-2621 for info).

* Rag & Bone anorak, $815; call 212-727-2990.
* Maloles leather flats, $375; call 888-222-7639.
* Banana Republic leather purse, $400; call 888-277-8953.
* Rebecca Taylor wool tank, $250; call 212-966-0406.

06 of 08

Chiffon Wrap Dress

Obakki dress - Fall Trends - Rework Your Summer Clothes for Fall
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Layer looser pieces, like this plaid number, on top of ultrathin ones. The defined waist reins in fullness; the length lets the dress's bubble hem (at left: Obakki dress, $262; at peek out.

* Falke cotton tights, $70; call 212-787-2762.
* Tod's leather bag, $1,445; call 800-457-8637.
* Stuart Weitzman leather booties, $355; at

  • Steven Alan Wool skirt, $225; call 212343-0692.
  • Dannijo silver necklace, $298; at

07 of 08

Floral Dress

H&M dress - Fall Trends - Floral Dress
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When mixing patterns, keep both in the same color family (here, we used navy). Motorcycle boots help toughen up the sweetness of the dress's allover print (at left: H&M dress, $30; visit for stores).

* Three Dots turtleneck, $170; at
* The Frye Company leather boots, $328; at
* Liz Claiborne New York Purse, $38; call 800-289-6229.

08 of 08

Tunic Dress

Rory Beca Dress - Fall Trends - Rework Your Summer Clothes
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Black leggings plus a matching fitted blazer, lend formality and structure to a breezy garment (at left: Rory Beca dress, $278; visit for stores). Adding a belt not only gives you shape, it pulls up the dress, so it's shorter, more like a blouse.

* Use/Unused silk-woll blazer, $320; call 626-792-4746.
* Alexis Bittar bracelets, $355 (top) and $295; at

  • 7 for All Mankind leather heels, $275; at
  • Vince leggings, $195; at
  • Suzi Roher studded belt, $268; at
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