These 12 Hero Pieces Will Help Transition Your Closet From Summer To Fall

by Danielle Naer
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Around this time each year, shoppers face the proverbial struggle of deciding where to do their spending. With scores of ultra-low summer sales making the rounds, it can be hard to hold out for fall staples — which tend to be more costly than leisurely summer frocks and barely-there sandals. Luckily, there are a few key pieces that are made for wearing from one season to the next, and many of them are already on sale. The top 12 transitional pieces for fall include soft fleece jackets, lightweight turtlenecks, and denim skirts — all of which are easier to carry over than you'd think.

Included in the round-up, there's airy shift dresses from Acne Studios, which can be paired with sandals for now and then switched to tall boots once the weather turns; or an easy denim jacket for layering once the seasons officially switch over. For those who want to take full advantage of "sweater weather," try Rochambeau's long pastel sweater, which can be worn with denim shorts or pants, depending on the season.

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12 Transitional Pieces For Fall: Champion Super Fleece Fur Jacket

A cozy, neutral-colored athletic jacket is perfect for throwing over summer whites. Come fall, you can layer on a trench coat or leather jacket for extra warmth.

12 Transitional Pieces For Fall: LHD Multi Glaye Pencil Skirt

With patchwork being a hot trend for fall, this separate will be invaluable, working well with sandals, sneakers, or tall boots — the perfect wear-everywhere style.

12 Transitional Pieces For Fall: Jacquemus Green 'La Veste Qui Vole' Blazer

The It-girl way to wear blazers in the summer months? With a bralette and a pair of bike shorts.

12 Transitional Pieces For Fall: Acne Studios Pink U-Neck Dress

This easy shift dress is made for wearing in-between. Wear it on its own on warmer days, and layer with turtlenecks and blazers when the temperatures drop.

12 Transitional Pieces For Fall: Balenciaga Black Turtleneck Logo Knit Top

Even the thinnest long-sleeve is wearable on warm-weather days — and, through the fall, layer it up with a coat and trousers.

12 Transitional Pieces For Fall: Luv Collections Blue Hansa Denim Jacket

This light blue jacket is great for end-of-summer evenings and even better for layering over sweaters and hoodies in the fall.

12 Transitional Pieces For Fall: Acne Studios Pink Alpaca Wool Cardigan

Whether you want to wear solo as a top on its own, or style with a puffer or heavier outerwear, Acne Studios' fun striped cardigan is worth investing in, especially at sale price.

12 Transitional Pieces For Fall: LHD Multi Citadelle Skirt

Also carrying over well with a pair of tights and boots, this printed mini skirt from LHD screams summer and fall.

12 Transitional Pieces For Fall: Rochambeau Purple Crew Neck Sweater

Lightweight knits are always in style, and this crew neck can be paired with long shorts, or a skirt and boots once it gets cold.

12 Transitional Pieces For Fall: Coach's Floral Print Jacket

Coach's floral coat ticks every box for fall wear, and can layer perfectly over a white tank and parchment shorts while the weather is still warm.

12 Transitional Pieces For Fall: Stella McCartney's Blue Logo Denim Skirt

If there's any denim skirt to invest in now, it's Stella McCartney's.

12 Transitional Pieces For Fall: Vetements Beige Belted Trench Coat

This coat from Vetements can be worn open or bundled up, making it ideal for dressing for changing temperatures in the months ahead.