The time of year is just around the corner when temperatures aren’t sweltering, but they aren’t chilly either. It can be a bit tricky to choose which clothes to wear for the day. I love wearing pieces I already have in my wardrobe since it’s cost-effective and time-saving. Linen fabric keeps you cool in the summer, and it can keep you warm when it’s getting cold out. Let’s take a look at some tips and linen pieces you can style for the transitional season into fall.
When the temps change throughout the day, layers are a must for general comfort. Start with wide-legged linen pants or a long linen dress, then add pieces as needed, like a jacket or a long-sleeved base layer to pair with the pants or under a summer dress. Some adjustments are more straightforward, like a jacket, and some layers are a bit more involved. Nonetheless, additional layers will provide extra warmth.
Reach for Fall Colors
Classic linen go-to pieces include loose linen pants, shorts, boxy tops, and the coveted linen dress. An easy way (even easier than layering) to bring linen into fall is by adding color. Linen fabric is often made in neutral colors, making it simple to add color. This fall, the trending colors are quite regal, including jewel-toned purple, blue, green, and red.
Incorporate Warmer Fabrics
If your linen pieces lack warmth, lean on warmer fabrics and thicker pieces. While it’s unlikely in most states that you’ll need a heavy wool coat as summer fades to fall, some mornings or evenings may get a bit brisk. Add some tweed, corduroy, velvet, or flannel to instantly create a fall look that doesn’t take a ton of effort. Tie up a long-sleeved corduroy top and pair it with a linen maxi skirt, or reach for your tweed pants and a cropped linen blouse.
Free Sewing Patterns
A good button-down is powerful. A linen button-down is perfect when layered over a dress or tank or paired with a flowy skirt and a cheeky tie to add definition to the waist. The boxy fit found in the Carya Shirt creates a relaxed look perfect with short or long sleeves.
A simple skirt offers a lot of possibilities for styling. A simple tank paired with a light sweater or blazer takes summer linen looks straight into fall, especially if a plaid print is in the mix.
During the transitional seasons, you might need a light jacket, and an anorak is an excellent piece to have on hand. If your denim and a fitted tank combo leave you feeling a little chilly at night, chuck on your linen anorak, and you’re back in action.
Transitional linen pieces are all about wearability. The more you like the piece, and its fit, the more likely you are to keep reaching for it. Focus on garments that make you feel most confident, then start adding the fall touches like layering and warmer fabrics. These tips and outfit ideas above are an excellent way to make your clothing stretch from summer to fall effortlessly.