As the fall 2014 fashion trends are slowly bearing down, there’s no better time like the present for those living in the northern hemisphere, to start thinking smart about their future summer purchases, more specifically about the way these purchases will eventually transition into autumn.

After the break, we’ve put together a list of 10 trans-seasonal items that are more than appropriate for the hot summer days, and that will make just as much sense in your wardrobe once the temperatures will begin to drop.

pieces you can buy in summer and wear in autumn

The flirty plaid dress.

The plaid pattern isn’t going anywhere for fall, quite the opposite, as you can expect the trend to only grow bigger during the colder months. With this being the case, do invest in a flirty plaid dress to wear now and in the months to come. Just replace the sandals with patent boots, tights, and a cozy and warm cardigan.

Shop: Jil Sander Navy Plaid Flared Hem Dress at Stylebop.com.

Transseasonal womens pieces

The classy A-line skirt.

The midi skirts may be very much in now, when you can easily style them with a basic crop or cami top, but you can trust them to look equally divine for fall, if you team them with either a cropped leather jacket, or a chunky knit.

Shop: Tibi Simona pleated piqué skirt at Net-a-Porter.com.

Transseasonal womens pieces

The Western fringed shirt.

The cowgirl style may have gained territory during summer, but it’s during fall when the aesthetic is expected to truly bloom. That’s why a fringed shirt bearing Western influences is the perfect investment to make now, and enjoy all throughout the cooler months, styled with skinny jeans, suede buckle boots and a warm jacket.

Shop: Toga Pulla Western fringed shirt at MatchesFashion.com.

Transseasonal womens pieces

The slip dress.

With it being such a summer staple, you can definitely look ahead and count on the silky slip dress to continue perfecting your delicately-cool outfit choices for many months to come. Switch the open-toe sandals with a pair of chunky ankle boots, add a hat and an oversized coat, and you’re all set for fall.

Shop: Topshop Jacquard Swing Slip Dress at Topshop.com.

Transseasonal womens pieces

The ripped denim shorts.

They most definitely act as saviours on the hot summer days, but style the ripped denim shorts with a pair of thigh high boots boots, a sweatshirt or a relaxed blazer, and watch them morph into a go-to fall piece, just as effortlessly:

Shop: McQ Alexander McQueen Denim shorts at MyTheresa.com.

Transseasonal womens pieces

The leather brogues.

A delicate and feminine mini dress sometimes warrants to be accessorized with a chic pair of man style flats. If the flats happen to be a pair of black leather brogues, trust them to keep adding to your fall outfits when styled with everything from tailored suits, to skinny jeans.

 

Shop: Tod’s Glossed-leather brogues at Net-a-Porter.com.

Transseasonal womens pieces

The light jacket.

A little bit sporty, but plenty of effortless, a light bomber jacket will carry you in style from the cool summer nights, to the slightly colder autumn days. With options laying out plenty, don’t be afraid to choose a playful print, all the more if it bears a distinctive autumnal feel.

Shop: MSGM Lurex Lips Bomber Jacket at Farfetch.com.

Transseasonal womens pieces

The cami top.

The cami top is one of those basic layering pieces that belongs in any woman’s wardrobe. It looks sophisticated when paired to a summer skirt, and down-right chic when teamed with a chunky cardigan and jeans, so there’s no reason not to invest in one now.

Shop: Tibi Silk crepe de chine camisole at Net-a-Porter.com.

Transseasonal womens pieces

The folk motif skirt.

The folk motifs make for one of the most captivating fashion trends for fall 2014. You can get excited about wearing it now, encapsulated in a A-line mini skirt, that would look gorgeous with flat sandals and a t-shirt, and even better with knee-high boots and an oversized knit.

Shop: Topshop Embellished Folk Jacquard Skirt at Topshop.com.

Transseasonal womens pieces

The edgy leather dress.

A crop top, or a bandeau help the pinafore leather dress maintain its relevance during summer. A classic white button-down, and a pair of black leather ankle boots instead, turn the same dress into a stylish fall statement. Time to buy one now and keep on wearing as the weather transitions.

Shop: ASOS Leather Pinafore Dress at ASOS.com.

Transseasonal womens pieces

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