I know, I know, right at this moment you are wearing shorts and a tank top and that title up there is totally messing with your end-of-summer relaxing time. The last thing you want to think about is fall fashion. But ladies, the info I have for you will help you save some money. Expand your fall wardrobe with things you already have... yes, those pieces you've been wearing all summer can still be used well into the Halloween season. Think layering, think unconventional match-ups. Here's a handy how-to for inspiration.
White jeans -- No need to relegate the white jeans to the back of the closet until next Memorial Day. Keep using them into the cooler months, just with a different top. Add a cozy turtleneck sweater and ballet flats and you're all set to head to the movies or to the PTA meeting.
Bright print dress -- You know that dress, the one that seems really "summery" with the bright colors and patterns. Maybe it has short sleeves, perhaps it's sleeveless. Use it as a fun pop of color during the gray skies of October by keeping the rest neutral. Pair it with some charcoal gray tights, boots and a long black cardigan.
Maxi dress -- Take your warm-weather maxi dress and put a long lean sweater over it - voila! - you are rocking a long, lean flowy look. I'd put on some boots with a chunky heel to really make it casual and hip.
Sailor-striped tee shirt -- That nautical look doesn't have to sail away with the warmer temps. Use it as a base layer with jeans and then add one of fall's main trends -- a military-inspired jacket or a moto cardigan. The fun stripes combined with the edgier topper creates a whole outfit that is tres chic.
What fall trends are you eyeing lately? How do you recycle pieces in your closet year-round?