Can you believe we’re already nearing the end of summer? Shopping during this time can be tricky. Is it too close to fall to splurge on that colorful slipdress? How many wrap blouses are too many? What we need this time of the year are lightweight pieces that are comfortable enough to wear now, and versatile enough to be mixed and matched throughout the cooler months. Here’s a handy list of trans-seasonal staples you shouldn’t feel bad splurging on.
1. Sleeveless Denim Shirtdress with Frayed Edges from DABAGIRL
Thanks to the sturdy and timeless fabric, you can wear this shirtdress for years. The sleeveless belted design is incredibly versatile and can be styled in any way as the temps drop. A straw hat and a sweater underneath are all it needs for those last summer weekends, plus ankle booties come fall.
2. White Peplum Blouse with Sweetheart Neckline from Chlo.D.Manon
A crisp white button-down is always a good staple. This one’s sweetheart neckline feel feminine and contemporary all at once. The eyelet lace and soft ruffles complete a perfect counterpart to dress up ripped jeans.
3. Knit Slipdress from UUZONE
The bold colors and a simplistic slip silhouette make this knit dress a perfect go-to for date nights. Slipdresses are rarely worn by themselves, but you can rely on cool layers and dressier footwear to temper their lingerie day look. A sheer cardigan would work great on warmer days, and can be replaced by a pleather jacket in cooler months.
4. Color-Block Windbreaker from chuu
The windbreaker can take you from the gym to brunch without looking out of place, and I’m obsessed with this slightly oversized version that’s finished with cool color-blocking, no less. It’d make a great topper over neutral pieces.
5. Belted Cropped Trench Coat from ode’
One reason I love fall is the cute jackets I get to wear when that first cool breeze blows in. If you’re looking to give those summer office outfits another bit of life, this slick cropped trench is a great item to throw over breezy blouses. Matching with white dress pants will easily complete a polished and pulled-together look.
6. Pintuck Surplice Wrap Skirt from chuu
I can see myself toasting at brunches and prancing through the streets in this cute pintuck skirt. The 80s-inspired wraparound look is pretty easy to mix and match with everything you already own. Dress up with strappy heels and down with dad sneakers. Simple!
7. High-Neck Band Collar Blouse from chuu
From the sweet lavender hue and soft draping throughout to the sleek band collar, this cap-sleeved top makes for a playful and cheerful look regardless of the season. Tuck it into a soft midi skirt, and complete the look with ankle boots.
8. Minimalist Buckled Bag from FROMBEGINNING
Clean, minimalist and classic thanks to its bucket shape, this medium-sized crossbody bag is one versatile statement carrier to upgrade your usual all-black look. The color and the neat single strap are appealing enough for me, and the buckle makes it even better.
9. Color-Block Ankle Boots from DABAGIRL
Ankle boots are very popular season after season, so consider these color-block kicks an investment you’ll enjoy for years. The pointed toe and skinny heel create a boss-lady look, and the elasticized gussets mean they’ll fit snugly. If you don’t have a dressy pair of booties yet, now is the time to get one!
10. Stitch-Trim Fringed Loafers from JUSTONE
Talking about the preppy, all-season loafers, perhaps you’ve already graduated from the traditional version to metallic or even backless styles. But this failsafe, all-white pair is a lot more hard-working than those, and the perfect partner to summer and fall staples alike. Tassels and stitching around the edges offer a sweet touch.