Late Summer Outfit Inspiration

Before I hope into today’s post, I want to share that Jason and I have been very lucky and it looks like Charleston and our home has not been damaged by Hurricane Florence. Jason, Maddie, Jeffrey, Samantha and I have been in Florida with my parents the last few days and while I’m grateful that our home hasn’t been damaged, I’m heartbroken for those who haven’t been as lucky. We’re heading home today and if you have any recommendations for ways to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence, please let me know.

For today’s post, I want to share some late summer outfit inspiration. The first day of fall may be only a week or so away but in much of the country it still feels like summer. This transitional period can be so tricky to dress for so today I’ve gathered a few late summer outfit ideas that you can easily recreate. Most of these looks feature rich fall hues in lighter fabrics to keep you from melting and plenty of fall accessories that help transition even your warmest clothing.


First up is one of my favorites in the bunch and I love how beautifully the shades of brown work together to create a perfect fall palette. Plus, the deeper shade of silk is wonderful for welcoming slightly cooler temps without melting and can easily be layered up as the weather cools down. Simple gold accessories, a classic bag and mules complete the look.


One of my favorite ways to transition my summer pieces into fall is by adding deeper accessories like a pair of red shoes. In this look a satin dress (or silk/satin separates) instantly look sophisticated and fall ready by adding a classic blazer and red shoes. The addition of timeless earrings rounds everything out.


Speaking of pops of red, adding the color of the season into your favorite outfits is a great way to transition into fall.

Here, a red blazer looks perfect when paired with a white tee, black jeans and sleek mules. The woven bag keeps things from feeling too autumn and the simple jewelry is the perfect finishing touch.


One of my favorite “uniforms” is a white shirt. I love how with a few small tweaks this combination can transition effortlessly throughout the year and for early fall, it doesn’t get better than a white shirt, jeans, sling backs and classic bag.

The summery sunglasses keep the look relevant and rolling the sleeves adds a touch of style while also keeping you cool. Slightly frayed edges and undone hair are nice additions if you feel a little too buttoned up in this combo.