Although fall feels like it’s really far away, before you know it, the days will be chillier and it’s time to say a familiar farewell to sweet summertime and an excited hello to fall season. So what’s a stylish plus size lady to do? Whether you may already have bought something, or you may want to buy something, or you still have it from last year, transitional dressing can be a struggle. But, by incorporating your warm-weather essentials into your fall rotation, the process of getting dressed will feel simple and seamless.
Dressing appropriately for that awkward time between summer and fall can be a tricky feat. Let’s look to these fashion sets and see how you can rock the in-between season. From dreamy sequined jumpsuit to luxurious pleated skirt, here are 15 plus size fashion transition set, ready for the upcoming fall season, yet still work well in summer.
Ruffle Jumper – Simplybe ($19.99) / Milan Jeans – ELVI ($64.15) / Sole Diva Basic Ballerina – Simplybe ($16.49) / MANGO Front Lapel Backpack – nude ($39.99)
1. The Easiest and Simplest Outfit
At the beginning of fall when the day is only a bit chilly, you can start with the easiest and super basic outfit such as a pair of denim skinnies with chic jumper and flats. It’s a perfect ensemble for your daytime look, and will also help give you a slight summer vibe without making you freeze.
Plus White Back Double Strap Cami Top – River Island ($30.00) / Sallie Sahne Checked Stretch Trousers – NAVABI ($257.99) / Plus Black Ruched Sleeve Blazer – River Island ($110.00) / Black & White Aztec Tribal Pattern Oversize Blanket Scarf Wrap – Luxury Divas ($30.00) / Rebecca Minkoff Sofia Tassel Leather Clutch Bag ($245.00) / Chandice Almond Toe Booties, Milk Leather – Nine West ($129.00)
2. A Cami Top at Early Fall
While it’s not quite the right time to bust out the fall fashion trends just yet, a pair of breezy tank-top and smart pants obviously won’t only work at summer. To make it into fall, wear a lightweight blazer over your cami top and add a versatile scarf in bold prints. Finish off the look with a sleek ankle boots for an unexpectedly cool outfit.
H&M+ Cotton Shirt ($24.99) / H&M+ Lyocell Utility Jacket ($69.99) / Chloe Distressed Skinny Jean – Simplybe ($49.49) / Zadan Pointy Toe Booties – Nine West ($119.00) / Tory Burch Sawyer Small Shoulder Bag – SHOPBOP ($495.00) / Barton PerreiraWinette Gradient Cat-Eye Sunglasses, Brown – Neiman Marcus ($590.00)
3. Light Outfit with Layer
Rich jeweled tones are frequently cited as “fall colors,” but don’t underestimate how cute that light pastel shade can work in your autumn wardrobe while still embracing a little touch of bright summer. Layer your breezy combo of soft cotton shirt and ripped jeans with a utility jacket (or other lightweight outerwear), match with a pair of stylish booties in dark colored for an instant chic.
Ribbed Panel Shirt, Bubblegum Pink – Violeta by MANGO ($25.99) / Hayley Hasselhoff Collection, Navy Dungarees – ELVI ($107.63) / Embroidered Clutch – Simplybe ($40.99) / Quarryn Round Toe Booties, Navy Velvet – Nine West ($119.00)
4. Try Bright Colors
Fall 2017 is all about rocking a vibrant color matched with dark autumn-y shade – it adds a small dose of bright season with a high fashion vibe for cold days like fall and winter. Pair your bright colored button-up with staple in dark color – such as skirt, trousers, jumpsuits or dungarees – along with the booties to take the outfit into fall.
Striped Linen Trousers – ELVI ($70.67) / Sleeveless Waterfall Cardigan, Nutmeg – Simplybe ($32.99) / H&M+ Cargo Shirt ($39.99) / REAN Studded Round Tote Bag – Jessica Buurman ($119.00) / Sole Diva Jessica Tassel Loafers – Simplybe ($40.99)
5. Take Summer Favorite Fabric Out of the Closet
Is linen considered more of a summer material? Due to its lightweight and thin fabric, then yes, linen is more suitable for warmer days. However, heavier linens can actually make themselves wearable right into the fall, or you can also wear something underneath if it’s really cool outside. Team up your linen trousers with a comfy shirt and sleeveless cardigan for a chic layering, and trade your summer sandals for sleek and warm loafers.
I Found You Maxi Dress – City Chic ($119.00) / Plus Dark Pink Faux Suede Biker Jacket – River Island ($120.00) / Woven Scarf – H&M ($12.99) / Elleme Raisin Leather Handbag – Nordstrom ($525.00) / Bree Peep Toe Booties – Nine West ($109.00) / Honora Style Gray and White Cultured Freshwater Pearl – Macy’s ($150.00) / Linda Farrow Oversized Snakeskin Arms Sunglasses ($727.00)
6. Contrast Feminine Pieces with Classic Ones
Another easy way to add serious style to any dress – including the strappy ones – for cold season is layering. The perfect classic leather jacket is one example so your arms won’t freeze, while at the same time you also create a fresh and updated look for the transition days from summer to fall. Wear your summer maxi dress with open-toe booties during the warm early fall, then add tights, scarf, or high boots as the temperature cools off.
Violeta by MANGO – Contrast Seam Top ($46.87) Contrast Seam Trousers ($65.00) / Hayley Hasselhoff Collection, Textured Stripe Bomber – ELVI ($92.40) / Mother of Pearl Wye Leather Bucket Backpack – IFCHIC ($625.00) / Sole Diva Aliyah Ruffle Pump – Simplybe ($40.99) / Alexander Mcqueen Eyewear Piercing Shield Aviator Sunglasses ($351.00)
7. Get Sporty with Bomber Jacket
Give your ensemble a boyish, sporty vibe and pair a bomber jacket with a leather backpack and stylish, practical slip-ons. Update the athletic trend by choosing sporty outfit not only with sweat pants, basic top and a cap, but also try a cool combination of a relaxed slouchy pants with its matching top, then add a little of metallic like silver, gold, or copper to jazz up this casual daytime look
Lace Maxi Dress – ELVI ($96.76) / Bonprix Collar Fastening Faux Fur Gilet – Curvissa ($52.00) / Sam Edelman Darcy Straw Satchel – Lord and Taylor ($148.00) / Lace-Up Clear Heel Booties – Ashley Stewart ($59.50)
8. Play Up with Different Materials
In this lace red maxi dress, not only you instantly rock that show-stopping bohemian vibe, the eye-catching red color is also the official shade of fall 2017 trend for you to make a statement. Plus, you can also play up different textures and mix the lace dress with a faux fur gilet, a straw handbag, and chunky heeled booties in luxe materials such as velvet, suede, leather, etc. Add more ethic accessories such as tribal printed scarf, stacked bracelet, tassel earrings, or beaded necklace to make the entire outlook even more boho if you’d like.
Off-shoulder Flowy T-shirt – Violeta by MANGO ($30.63) / Plus Size Sash Waist Ankara Print Skirt, Mustard Print – Poshshoppe ($59.99) / Zizzi Shimmering Thread Open Front Cardigan – NAVABI ($77.99) / Victoria Beckham Pumpkin Embossed Grained Leather Large Simple Pouch – Forzieri ($520.00) / Astoria Pointy Toe Pumps – Nine West ($89.00) / MARNI DRIVER sunglasses ($495.00) / Sole Society Gold Plated Geometric Earring ($39.95)
9. Off-shoulder Piece for Fall Season
Fall is probably your last chance of the year to rock a key summer fashion trend, the off-the-shoulder pieces. The trick is to go for pieces with a distinctly fall feel – think rich, dark colors and dial down the breezy summer vibe just a touch by adding a simple knitwear such as an open-front cardigan to keep you cozy when the temperature drops. One style option to try is to pair an off-shoulder top with a dazzling midi skirt and pointy-toe pumps for more of a romantic look.
Sallie Sahne Straight cut stretch trousers – Navabi ($224.99) / Ruffles Floral Blouse – Violeta by MANGO ($79.99) / Buttoned Cotton Coat – Violeta by MANGO ($141.99) / Snake Leather Ankle Boots – Violeta by MANGO ($129.99) / Justine Sunglasses – Witchery ($63.00) / Guess Mooney Satchel Bag Cognac Multi – Fashionette ($175.77) / Pamela Love Tiger’s Eye Quarter Earrings – Bona Drag ($390.00)
10. Brighten Up A Basic Black Coat with Warm, Rich Colors
It’s an outerwear that most of us have, a plain, classic black coat. While an advantage of wearing this staple is that you can pair it with just about anything, styling the basic black coat can sometimes get a bit boring. Branch out by finding yourself the perfect outfit in rich, jeweled tones or with bright autumn-y prints, trade your open-toed sandals for fancy kitten-heeled booties, then polish off the ensemble with your favorite black coat.
Better Basic Skinny Leg Jeans Reg Length – Simplybe ($32.99) / H&M+ Textured-weave Blouse ($34.99) / Via Appia Due Open Jersey Cardigan – NAVABI ($53.99) / DKNY Greenwich Leather Tote, Cream ($309.00) / Marc Fisher LTD Baker Block Heel Pump – Nordstrom Rack ($170.00)
11. Make an All-White Outfit Work for Fall
For those of you looking for extra item to complete your white-on-white look for fall, adding a pop of color to your all-white outfit with one bright colored staple can give your look serious oomph. Consider a dressy blouse in jeweled autumn shade + comfy all-white ensemble to jazz up your light-hued look, while small elements in different shades of white – such as off white or very soft, subtle blush – add more dimension for an instant mood lifter
Arched Eyebrow for Navabi Short Pussybow Blouse ($78.99) / Manon Baptiste Bengaline Shape Effect Trousers – NAVABI ($100.99) / White Label Rofa Fashion Buckel Detail Trenchcoat – NAVABI ($136.99) / Jessica Simpson Ryanne Paneled Satchel – Lord and Taylor ($118.00) / Farrel Pointy Toe Slingbacks – Nine West ($79.00) / Tassels Pendant Earrings – MANGO ($19.99) / Victoria Beckham Cut Away Kitten Sunglasses ($355.00)
12. Add Some Punch with Super Vibrant Pink
Shades of electric fuchsia or pink along with warm taupe and natural khaki have been identified the major color trend to bring your attention this fall winter 2017. Mix-and-match and create the combination of the threes by dressing up your neutral khaki item with hot pink for a fun playful outfit, then tone down the brightness with different shades and textures of warm taupe to stay chic, classy, and sophisticated.
Neck Tie Stripe Off the Shoulder Top, Stripe – City Chic ($69.00) / Stripe Scuba Pencil Skirt, Mono Stripe – Simplybe ($32.99) / Mesh Check Jacket – City Chic ($79.00) / Open Toe Sweater Knit Bootie – Ashley Stewart ($64.50) / Michael Kors Studio Center Stripe Mercer Medium Duffle ($328.00) / Saint Laurent Square Sunglasses ($289.00)
13. The Ultimate Black + White Sartorial Combo
While the existence of stripes in fashion is just indisputable whether it is warm or cold seasons, there’s also nothing chicer – or easier – than styling an outfit that’s purely black and white. Mixing and matching different scale of stripes also look fantastic when balanced with sleek and smart accessories. If you want to wear an open-shoulder top but don’t want to freeze once the temperature cools down, add a statement black moto jacket for an unexpectedly power ensemble
Persona by Marina Rinaldi Printed Button Front Top – NAVABI ($228.99) / Premium Pleated Skirt In Gold PU – ELVI ($85.88) / Persona by Marina Rinaldi Double Breasted Blazer – NAVABI ($339.99) / Tyronah Booties, Wine Suede – Nine West ($129.00)
14. Pleated Summer Skirt for Chilly Days
Make your skinny knife pleated summer skirts work for the brisk autumn chill by pairing this staple with your favorite blouse and a comfy jacket or blazer. Finish off the look with a chic satchel and dressy booties for a stylish ensemble, or you may also utilize with more accessories like scarf or opaque black tights if the day is getting chillier.
Premium Sequin Jumpsuit – ELVI ($118.50) / Hayley Hasselhoff Collection, Nude Mac – ELVI ($129.38) / J. Renee Camallia Heels, Champagne – Zappos ($99.95) / ELADY Jewel Embellished Flap Over Bag, Blush – Dune London ($85.00)
15. Elevate Neutral Colors with Monochrome Dressing
To mark the transition fashion from summer to fall, most people like to swap bright, pastel summery pieces into some darker and deeper colored attire. Todays, thankfully, those old color rules are fading into oblivion, where you can always don whatever colors as you wish regardless the season. But, when you’re in doubt, keep everything else monochrome or super neutral.