I'm not sure whether designers considered versatile pieces this fall season, or maybe it's just light chiffon and silk dresses are really "it". In any case the good news are - this fall you can easily carry your summer dresses into the fall. While styled and accessorized properly, the same dress can create completely different look, while extending your wardrobe options. Here are the tips on how to wear it right:
1. Wear it with dark opaque tights. They create a nice contrast with floral dresses. For best combination make sure your floral dress has some dark tones in it, like this one by Marc Jacobs. If you feel especially adventurous- try pick another tone from the print and match it with the tights - dark red, brown or navy are great choices.
2. Add a black accessory. Whether it's a belt or a pair of leather gloves - they make this summer dress immediately appropriate for fall.
3. Pair it with a long cardigan. Those chunky knitted sweaters are a great contrast to the light dresses. Add opaque tights or stockings to make it work for fall.
4. Layer warmer basics underneath the dress. The key is to make sure it fits tightly on the body, so you don't end up looking sloppy. Another advantage of body hugging long sleeve tee - it makes your arms look slim and elegant.
5. Try over-the-knee boots. These are probably the hottest and more provocative trend of the season. They actually work quite nicely with this summer print dress. Suede adds softness to the look, as an opposite to leather - for further advice on over-the-knee boots read this. Ankle booties paired with dark tights can work well too, in case you aren't ready to embrace the trend.
Hope this advice was helpful in transitioning your summer wardrobe into fall. Of course not every dress will look appropriate once the temperatures go down, but the good news about the eclectic trend ruling in the last couple of seasons - you can experiment with it without looking out of touch with fashion. So enjoy!