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End of Summer Style Ideas to Ease You into Fall

Signs of fall are on the horizon! That means there isn’t much time left with your summer wardrobe. But don’t worry — if you’re not ready to trade in your tank tops for sweaters just yet, there are ways you can transition your style to embrace the changing seasons!

Here are some end-of-summer style ideas to help you move smoothly into autumn:

Light Layers

Lightweight cardigans, denim jackets, or oversized button-up shirts over a tank top or t-shirt do the trick on cool evenings and crisp mornings. If you get warm, you can always take it off!


Jeans are a versatile option for transitioning from summer to fall. Opt for lighter washes or white denim to maintain a summery vibe while staying comfortable in the cooler weather.

Maxi Dresses and Skirts

Maxi dresses and skirts can still be worn into early fall. Pair them with ankle boots and a denim jacket to transition from summer to fall.


Ankle boots are a great footwear choice for this time of year. They’re comfortable, stylish, and work well with both dresses and jeans.

Earth Tones

Start incorporating earthy colors like camel, olive green, and rust into your wardrobe. These colors are perfect for the change from summer to fall.


Lightweight scarves can add a touch of warmth and style to your outfits. They can be draped over your shoulders or tied to your bag.

Trench Coats

A classic trench coat is an excellent outerwear option for early fall. It’s lightweight but provides enough warmth for cooler days. Trench coats are also great for capsule wardrobes since they never go out of style.


Wide-brimmed hats or felt hats can not only protect you from the sun but also add a cozy touch of fall to most outfits.

Sunglasses from Goodwill

Statement Sunglasses

Keep rocking those stylish sunglasses. They’re not just for summer; they can be a year-round accessory.

Mix Textures

Combine summer and fall textures for a unique look. For example, pair a breezy summer skirt with a chunky knit sweater.

Layered Jewelry

Layered necklaces, bracelets, and rings can add a boho-chic element to your end-of-summer style.

Yellow purse from Goodwill

Crossbody Bags

Swap out your large summer tote for a smaller crossbody bag. It’s a practical choice for carrying your essentials while keeping your hands free.

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Remember, fashion is about expressing your personal style, so feel free to mix and match these ideas to create outfits that make you feel comfortable and confident as you transition from summer to fall.

With everyday low prices, Ohio Valley Goodwill is the perfect place to find accessories or layers to freshen up your look for the new season. Find the Ohio Valley Goodwill thrift store nearest you and shop for fall!

And remember, when you thrift your fall look at Goodwill, you’re supporting our mission to provide job skills training and employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veterans. Shop for fall at Goodwill and do good for people in our community!