Take your wardrobe from summer to fall without breaking your budget. It is not necessary to purchase a completely new wardrobe every season to stay in style. You can use the exiting wardrobe pieces as a basic piece for the transition period.
Use your light knit sweaters as cover-ups for the summer evenings as they start to get cooler. These can also work on the beach at night because it is very cool near the beach at night. The sweater can be used in conjunction with a turtleneck when the weather gets colder.
Hold on to those long maxi dresses. These are a popular look for summer months but also work well during the transition period before fall. Simply add a shawl or trendy wrap to add a little warmth. Even floral dresses can still be worn in the transitional period before fall is here. Choose a complementary garment that is in a fall color to go with the floral print. A burnt orange wrap will add a touch of fall to the dress. A chocolate brown will get your through the winter as well. The mini dress can now be worn year round by adding some tights to the dress or even kneed high black boots. Boots can be pricey but you can wear them in the winter, fall and spring. Boots can be worn over jeans in the summer with a sun shirt too. So boots are a very economical choice for your wardrobe.
Accessories are a vital asset to making the transition period between summer and fall. The accessories that you choose should go with most of your clothing. Choose simple colors or neutrals this way they can go with any outfit. You can even wear the same accessories regardless of the season. Handbags do need to be updated more than pins and brooches. But you can update a handbag by customizing it with a small scarf.