As the warm days and balmy nights of summer come to a close, we find the need to transition our wardrobes from summer to autumn attire. While you can still wear a cute dress or sandals during the day, weather can be unpredictable so we need to be prepared!

If you are on a tight clothing budget, fret not, chances are you have the staples for a great autumn wardrobe already at your fingertips. By adding a few statement pieces and wearing your summer staples in different ways, you can save your cash for more important things- like a holiday!

Here are a few ways to transition your summer look into autumn without breaking the bank…

Add tights

Throwing on some tights means your favourite summer dresses and skirts don’t need to be pushed to the back of the closet just yet. Tights are the perfect way to keep that summer look alive well into the colder months of the year while keeping your stems warm and cozy!

Neck bling

Don’t be caught out in autumn- packing a scarf in your hand bag means you are well prepared for any unexpected weather changes. Scarves are the perfect statement piece and are a great way to keep warm and your outfit fashionable and fun.  Experiment with how you tie your scarf and transform your outfit in minutes!

Don’t forget your jacket!

If there is one thing worth splurging on this autumn it’s a bold jacket! A statement jacket can make all the difference – especially if you are working with a lot of basics and need something to POP and stand out. An eye catching jacket can turn an ordinary boring outfit into something to be envied. Think parkas, trenches, blazers, faux furs and leathers!

Add autumn colours

Bright, lively colours are resonant of spring and summer, however this doesn't mean they are exclusively for warmer months. Pair your bright pieces with shades such as burgundy, mustard or grey and you'll be set for a trendy autumn. If you are stuck for the perfect deeper colours to mix and match your summer wardrobe with- use autumn leaves as your inspiration! 

Invest in statement booties

Give your flip-flops a rest in autumn. Instead trade them in for a pair of funky booties to pair with your summer frocks, skirts or short shorts. Not only will they keep your feet warm, they'll also add a stylish boho factor to your ensemble.


Contributed by Brazilian Butterfly Geelong West