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How to Transition Your Wardrobe from Summer to Fall with Help from Goodwill

Cooler temperatures are on the way, which can only mean one thing: fall is coming. Is your wardrobe ready for the transition to fall weather?

Especially here in Ohio, it seems that the seasons can change on a day-to-day basis. One minute you’re enjoying the sunny weather in a tank top and shorts, and the next minute you’re curled up with a fuzzy sweater. Having a variety of versatile pieces in your wardrobe can help you bridge the gap between summer and fall while staying fashionable and comfortable. Here are a few key ” transition” pieces you can find at Goodwill and carry from one season to the next.

Mannequin dressed in multicolored white and pink dress with blue denim jean jacket

Stick with summer dresses

Believe it or not, you can still wear sundresses even as the sunny days get shorter. Stay warm when the weather cools down by wearing your summer frocks with a pair of opaque tights or leggings and a jean jacket. Or try wearing a pair of ankle boots instead of sandals. You’ll make a fashion statement and get more use out of your favorite summer dresses!

Mannequin dressed in jeans, striped shirt, red sweater, and green scarf

Tie your look together with a scarf

Bring your outfit from summer to fall with a stylish silk scarf. Scarves pair perfectly with cropped jeans or skirts and add a layer of texture to your outfit. And if the weather warms up throughout the day, don’t worry! Just tie your scarf to your handbag handle or strap for an adorable embellishment.

Stay warm with a neutral jacket

Another must-have for the transition to fall is a great jacket. You can wear just about anything with a lightweight jacket in a neutral color like tan, olive green, or dark blue denim. A trendy look for this fall is the ” army jacket,” a military-inspired coat that you can customize with pins or patches to reflect your one-of-a-kind fashion sense.

White jacket with pink scarf on a mannequin

Layer like a pro

When it comes to easing your wardrobe into the fall season, layering is your new best friend! Follow the “˜90s trend by wearing long-sleeved tees, button downs, or turtlenecks under your summer dresses or tanks. Or, give flowy summer blouses some structure by wearing them under a fitted vest or blazer. When you layer, it’s easy to mix in your favorite lightweight summer clothes with the latest fall styles.

There’s no reason to blow your budget on an entirely new wardrobe for the fall season. Shop at Ohio Valley Goodwill to transition your closet from summer to fall and see how much you can save! Our inventory of gently used and ” new with tags” clothing is updated every day so you can always find something unique that fits your style. Plus, every time you shop at Ohio Valley Goodwill, you support our mission to provide job training and vocational services to individuals with disabilities right here in Greater Cincinnati.

Plan your shopping trip to Ohio Valley Goodwill by checking out our list of retail stores and boutique locations. You can also view our monthly sales calendars to save even more on everything you need to start the season in style!