How To Wear Your Fall Pieces In Summer

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We’re all for getting extra mileage out of our investments, which is why we are firm believers of wearing pieces year round. What’s more, with so many designers turning out season-less items (see: leather for summer and slip dresses for fall) it’s actually surprisingly easy to pull off, all it takes is a little style savvy and an open mind. Here are four ways to re-work items you already own. And with the cash you save, you can actually afford to go out in the outfit.

Leather Skirt For Summer

Photo: Vanessa Jackman

Rock Suede Chelsea Boot

$995

Saint Laurent

Ankle Boots

Black ankle boots are about as comfortable as pajamas, so why not wear them year round?

The secret here is balance. Pair your ankle boots with a black bag like this croc backpack and choose a dress in a more substantial cut and fabric (exta points for black details). Finish with a pair of unique sunglasses.

Embellished Ethnic Print Dress

$70

Mango

Small Leather Backpack

$70

French Connection

Timeless Sunglasses

$134

Hank Kjobenhavn

Trench Coat in Navy

$40

H&M

Trenchcoat

Trenchcoats are mainstays in our fall and spring wardrobes because the light layers adds instant polish to any outfit. Keep it in rotation come summer by thinking of it as a cardigan or blazer instead of a coat.

Wear your trench open over a dress for an evening out. Keep your other pieces bright and summery, like this printed slipdress, bold sandals and white clutch.

Classic Ankle-Strap Sandal

$30

Forever 21

Prisma Skeletal Flat Pouch

$295

Alexander Wang

Kaya Deep V Dress

$218

Rory Beca

Faux Leather Dress

$80

Zara

Leather Dress

Anything leather is fantastic for fending off the chill in winter, but conjurs images of overheated car upholstery come summer. Thankfully a sleeveless dress or a-line skirt pack a serious style punch without the threat of heat exhaustion, just keep extras light and choose thinner pieces.

Pair your leather dress with minimalist extras like a matte red lip, structrued tan tote and pointed flat loafers for a day at the office.

Simple Tote

$450

Clare V.

Page Loafer Flat

$395

3.1 Phillip Lim

Rouge Pur Couture in Le Rouge

$35

Yves Saint Laurent

Sequin Jacket

$119

By Malene Birger

Sequin Jacket

There tends to be a spike in the number of sequin pieces we purchase around the holidays. Rather than stowing them for 11 months of the year, bust them out during the summer as an alternative to your leather jacket.

Team your sequin topper with distressed denim shorts, a graphic tee, and printed flat sandals. Did we mention that this is a surprisingly perfect outfit for concerts and festivals?

Flavia Crisscross Sandals

$248

K. Jacques

Graphic Tee

$20

Uniqlo

Cutoff Stretch Denim Shorts

$185

Frame Denim