You don’t have to buy a brand new wardrobe to look chic for fall. Early autumn is less about a complete style makeover and more about shifting your color palette and adding layers to stay warm while the weather begins to cool off. With the right accessories, many of the pieces you’ve been wearing all summer can transition seamlessly into the cooler months.

I’ll do a separate blog on fall fashion later, but this week, I want to focus on how you can be on trend with the clothes you already have. I’ve chosen trends that are flattering on any figure, so if you do decide to go out and buy a few things now, you will look great in them next season too. No fashion victims here!

I’ll be sharing one transitional trend per day for this whole week – starting with one I love: flares!

Transitional Trend #1: Flares

Flares are back! This flattering style comes in and out and never really goes out of style completely – but it’s back in a big way this fall, and in really cool colors, not just blue denim. Here’s a good example of why you should hang onto your old clothes! I used to always throw things out and regret it because they would come back in style.



Over the summer, you might have worn your flares with chunky heels or wedges, a summer blouse, and a wide-brimmed hat.



To update your flares for fall, try wearing them in unexpected colors like burnt sienna or toffee. For a boho chic look, add a flowing tunic or faux fur vest + ankle boots, and you’re good to go.




Not in the mood to splurge? Dust off an old pair of flares or check out your local second hand store for an already broken-in pair. If you do want to invest in some flattering flares Rag & Bone has a nice denim pair and J Brand has a high-waisted version in corduroy.

Tomorrow will be all about Navajo-inspired and geometric prints, so stay tuned! What transitional pieces do you already have in your closet? And which, if any, do you plan to purchase? Tell me what you’re planning for your fall wardrobe in the comments below!

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