The change in seasons signals an upcoming wardrobe shift to warmer layers, long sleeves and all things cozy. Read these fall sewing and layering tips below from Mimi G (from the August/Sept issue of Sew News magazine) on how to get the most from your summer wardrobe as the temps cool.
The one thing about the fall that I enjoy the most is making good use of my favorite summer pieces by layering and mixing textures. If your closet is like mine, full of slip dresses, shorts, skirts and tanks, figuring out the best way to put those great summer items into your fall rotation will increase your options and allow you to enjoy that slip dress just a little longer during the transitional season.
Tips on mixing textures and layering for fall:
- If you’re like me and made a ton of velvet pieces in the summer because it was super trendy, then you are already halfway set for fall. For fall, use a velvet slip dress or cami underneath a button-up shirt and add a jacket.
- Mix your delicate silky or lace summer skirts with chunky sweaters. The balance of soft and comfy makes for effortless and chic looks.
- Before you put all of your summer dresses and skirts away, see if you can pair them with opaque tights or wear them over jeans. Many of my summer dresses look really great with some boyfriend or skinny jeans and low-cut boots or heels.
- Try a slip dress with a slim-fit turtleneck and a great belt. The key to layering is to keep the layers from creating bulk so the slip dress is perfect. You can even add a third layer with a cute denim jacket to the look.
- Pair your cute summer skirts and shorts with some fishnet tights, knee-high boots and a great sweater for an easy transitional look.