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How to effortlessly make your summer wardrobe work for fall

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How to effortlessly make your summer wardrobe work for fall

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How to effortlessly make your summer wardrobe work for fall

Fall forward: The summer maxi dress

A classic maxi dress is a perfect summer staple. Come fall, styling this piece is a breeze. L’Agence Midnight stripe T-shirt dress ($470 USD), at avenue32.com. READ MORE: The body image documentary that will change the way you see plus-size modeling

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How to effortlessly make your summer wardrobe work for fall

Fall forward: Maxi-mize your look

Combine your dress with a chic bomber jacket in a darker colour; it will tone down the breezy, bohemian vibe of your dress without making it look sombre. Add a fun scarf and slide on a chunky ankle boot – a definite do for fall trips to the market. Stella McCartney Lorinda Jacket ($1,178 USD), at stellamccartney.com; JCrew mixed print infinity scarf ($57.99), at jcrew.com; Tabitha Simmons Early suede ankle boot ($1,195), at theseptember.com. READ MORE: What to wear when sunscreen isn't enough

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How to effortlessly make your summer wardrobe work for fall

Fall forward: The summer tunic

Chic as a cover-up, or worn alone with gladiator flats, the tunic is your sunny-day best friend. By Malene Birger ’Unna’ striped tunic ($287.99), at farfetch.com. READ MORE: 7 outfits to wear every day of the week

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How to effortlessly make your summer wardrobe work for fall

Fall forward: London calling

Take your tunic to fall with British-born basics: the trench, made with a lighter material to keep you cool, and leather staples that are both functional and chic. Just like that, you've gone from boho to bombshell. #allinadayswork By Malene Birger ’Unna’ striped tunic ($287.99), at farfetch.com; Mother Denim Looker cropped jeans ($80.36), at modaoperandi.com; Acne Studios Solar black hat ($300 USD), at acnestudios.com; Rachel Zoe Brody loafer ($515.11), at nordstrom.com; Babaton Lawson trench coat ($215), at aritzia.com. READ MORE: How to wear dad jeans this summer

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How to effortlessly make your summer wardrobe work for fall

Fall forward: The summer skirt

Lightweight and in the It-print of the season, this number is a sartorial no-brainer. Paired with all-white basics and a summery smile, it's sure to turn heads. Tibi Mado seersucker wrap skirt ($365), at tibi.com. READ MORE: 5 outfit hacks for days when you just can't

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How to effortlessly make your summer wardrobe work for fall

Fall forward: Midis and metal

Accentuate the sweet spot of skin between your ankles and calves with a wide leather boot. Mix sophisticated and edginess with high-necked knits and metallic extras. Tibi Mado seersucker wrap skirt ($365), at tibi.com; Line Elisa open-back cashmere sweater ($175), at theoutnet.com; David Yurman cable bracelet with black diamonds ($695), at davidyurman.com; Forever 21 cutout faux leather booties ($39.90), at forever21.com. READ MORE: What to wear to brunch this weekend

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How to effortlessly make your summer wardrobe work for fall

Fall forward: The crop top

Not your average crop, this demure and ladylike offering suits a beach day better than Baywatch – pair with a high-waisted denim skirt and boom: perfection! Tory Burch silk-georgette top ($195 USD), at net-a-porter.com. READ MORE: These aren't your grandmother's pearls

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How to effortlessly make your summer wardrobe work for fall

Fall forward: Groovy, baby

Layered over a crisp white shirt, the bohemian vibe of our summer staple is celebrated with a subtley flared jean, tinted shades and sleek booties. Tory Burch silk-georgette top ($195 USD), at net-a-porter.com; Stella McCartney The 70’s flare jean ($360), at matchesfashion.com; Jimmy Choo Mendez ankle boots ($525), at ssense.com; Ray-Ban 62 original aviator ($199.95), at sunglasshut.com; H&M extended blouse ($19.99), at hm.com. READ MORE: 15 crossbody bags that we're obsessed with this summer

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How to effortlessly make your summer wardrobe work for fall

Fall forward: The summer short

The short is arguably the most anticipated item of summer, beckoning tanned legs, free toes, and functional, fuss-free simplicity. We particuarly love it when ours are fitted with unexpected, sweet detailing; perfect for a date with the girls or brunch with Mom. Red Valentino daisy embroidered shorts ($515), at bergdorfgoodman.com. READ MORE: 5 outfits for summer date nights

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How to effortlessly make your summer wardrobe work for fall

Fall forward: Florals for fall

Thought pink was a hue reserved for girly, flirty frocks? Think again. Pair your summery shorts with opaque tights and combat boots for a surprising and savvy twist, while keeping it polished with a fitted, high-quality jacket.  Red Valentino daisy embroidered shorts ($515), at bergdorfgoodman.com; Veronica beard captain double breasted army blazer ($1,028.92), at intermixonline.com; Joe Fresh rib tank ($10), at joefresh.com; Zara microfiber tights ($5.99), at zara.com; Golden Goose leather combat boots ($706), at stylebop.com. READ MORE: Why bright is the new black

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