Don’t underestimate throwing a cute trench over any outfit.


     Ready for fall fashion? You probably already have these items in your closet!  


      Fall and winter are fast approaching, which means it’s time to think about transitioning from summer to fall outfits. We have a couple months before the temperature changes. But is anyone else anticipating being able to comfortably wear an outfit that matches the temperature both indoors and out — or is it just me?


     No matter — I’m here to help you think about how to take items you already have to make the transition easy and effortless. Ain’t nobody got a lot of time to spend on this! 


     So how can you make this transition easy? 


     A great question to ask yourself is: What items do you most enjoy wearing when the temperatures start falling? 


     I love layering pieces. Layering pieces are necessary all year long. These include jean jackets, sweaters, kimonos and blazers. What I love the most about layers is that they not only provide coverage and warmth, but they also complete and elevate your look. You can start with a T-shirt, jeans and tennis shoes, add a blazer or long cardigan and instantly feel more confident. 


     I love long boots. Long boots are a great transition piece from summer to fall to winter. They are all the rage to wear with shorts and dresses now, and then to wear with jeans, or dresses with tights and a jean jacket, as the summer months come to an end. 


     Who doesn’t love jeans? There are so many styles to wear, from skinny jeans to wide-leg jeans — everything goes nowadays! Wear the style that YOU feel the best in — don’t settle just because it’s the latest trend. Always remember, a classic style NEVER goes out of style. 


     If getting dressed in a new season stresses you out, it’s totally normal! I’m here to help you lessen the stress. Last time I shared with you how to organize your closet to make it easier to choose an outfit (see our July issue). So here are three quick items that you can shop from your closet. They’re all great transition pieces, and they’re a few of the top items for fall 2022. 


A white tank can go with every outfit, dressed up or dressed down.


     1. A white tank. A white tank can go with every outfit, dressed up or dressed down. Dress it up with an oversized or fitted blazer, with jeans and heels or even tennis shoes. That same tank can be worn with a cardigan and a pair of slacks. You can even use tanks for casual looks under a sweatshirt or athletic jacket.


     2. A maxi skirt. Maxi skirts are moving into the fall. You can pair your maxi with boots and a jean jacket for a fun fall look. Don’t be afraid to wear your bright colorful maxis in this way too. And have you ever thought about trying your maxi as a dress? Try it and let me know if it worked for you. You can even add white boots to this look!


     3. A trench jacket. Don’t underestimate throwing a cute trench over any outfit. It’s one of the staples that provides the greatest versatility. When in a hurry, I’ve been known to wear a T-shirt, leggings and boots and throw on a trench to look like I have spent a lot of time picking out an instant sophisticated look. 


Maxi skirts are moving into the fall.


Shay is a style coach with a mission to help women look and feel their best! Follow her on Facebook and Instagram @shaygreenwood.