Wardrobe Updates to Make for Autumn 2016

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With autumn right around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your wardrobe ready for the new season. And while some trends are set to stick around well after summer’s last sunny day (we’re looking at you, off-the-shoulder necklines), there are others that will need to be tweaked — or, in some cases, replaced — once the mercury begins its descent. Easily update your closet to fit the fresh fall season with these chic swaps that are both functional and stylish.

Add Layers to the Slip Dress

The slip dress — available in a variety of lengths, materials, and colours — is, as Who What Wear puts it, the one dress you should buy in 2016. And while the slip dress worn solo was perfect for summer, to make the lingerie-inspired style more appropriate for autumn, simply add layers. Wear over a thin knit turtleneck or wear as an under-layer with a statement jacket. If the slip dress already hanging in your wardrobe happens to be knee length or shorter, finish with a pair of over-the-knee boots to add extra coverage (and warmth) to the trend. For slips that feature a midi length, a pair of flat mules, ankle booties, or chunky heels will add a chic finishing touch.

Swap Your Romper for a Jumpsuit

The short and sweet romper is an undeniable must-have for warm, sunny days. Comfortable, versatile, and ideal for a variety of summer activities (from a day spent at the shore to an afternoon lounging around the house), the one-piece ensemble is hard to beat. Thankfully, fall has the perfect romper replacement that’s just as easy to wear – and arguably more chic.

While the romper is just right for the laidback vibe of the summer season, the jumpsuit instantly elevates your look, making it an essential piece for all of autumn’s festivities. In fact, as Lyst notes, the jumpsuit has even outdone the dress as the go-to option for an effortless evening look. To build an ensemble that is both of-the-moment and season-appropriate, opt for a style in a rich hue or bold print.

These eye-catching design details, such as deep jewel tones and embellishments, add interest to the sleek silhouette of the jumpsuit. Finish with a statement necklace, chunky heel, and cropped jacket or fitted blazer for a look that’s equal parts polished and glam.

Trade in Cut-Offs for Reconstructed Denim

It’s no secret that denim cut-offs are a girl’s best friend during the summer season, making it hard to part with the staple once the cool breezes of autumn set in. Thankfully, fall fashion has answered our style prayers with a jean that’s just as laidback and easy-to-wear as our favourite pair of denim shorts. As Glamour writes, designers are reinventing denim by cutting and sewing different pairs of jeans together to create a unique, artsy vibe that’s just as wonderfully raw and unfinished as the beloved cut-offs. Wear them with chunky ankle boots and a cropped leather jacket for an edgy ensemble that’ll make the transition between summer and fall a little more bearable.

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