Transition your summer wardrobe to fall with these 3 tips

It is finally fall, but Dallas weather is still stuck in summer, with temperatures recently hitting the high 80s and 90s. If you’re like me, you want to style your sweaters, jeans, and boots but don’t want to have a heat stroke while doing so. Here are a few fall fashion tips for staying cool while dressing warm.


A must-have item for the fall is a flannel shirt. The mornings are usually a little chillier, so wear it over a t-shirt dress or a tank and shorts. In the afternoon, tie it around your waist to stay cool.

Madison Kapfer, the manager at E. Leigh’s Boutique in Snider Plaza, says that a trendy flannel shirt is a great transition piece for fall.

“Flannels have been around for decades but designers are coming up with newer styles for the classic look,” Kapfer said. “The lace up look is very popular this season and it adds a trendy touch to a simple shirt.”

Many of the boutiques around SMU are carrying flannels right now, but if online shopping is more your thing, Nordstrom has a handful to choose from.


Another great transition piece for fall is a pair of booties. Instead of slipping on sandals, take your t-shirt dress and flannel and pair with booties that will keep for feet covered in the colder mornings, yet are cool enough during the afternoon.

SMU freshman and fashionista Cambley Sassman says booties are her go-to shoes for the fall season.

“Booties are a great transition shoe because they aren’t as hot as riding boots yet you still get the boot look,” Sassman said. “They’re also great shoes to go out in because they give you the height of a heel but are comfortable enough to wear out all night.”

You can also find booties all around the shops in Snider Plaza, or if you don’t want to spend a lot of money, check out Saks Off Fifth for discounted shoes.

Dark Lipstick:

The final touch for any fall transition outfit is dark lipstick. Your outfit can switch from summer to fall by simply changing your lipstick color from a bright pink to a dark berry.

A big fall makeup trend is matte lipstick. Celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Kat Von D have come out with their own makeup lines that carry darker lip colors. You can find matte lipstick at any beauty store such as Sephora or Ulta or check out the celebrities’ websites.

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