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These formulas make summertime’s biggest style hits the stars of your upcoming seasonal wardrobe.

By Lindsay Samson

Sep 6, 2021

As we greet September and get ready to bid adieu to a far too short sunny season, we’re also prepping for a sartorial period that can be a little tricky to navigate: the transition from a summer wardrobe to a fall one. But that doesn’t mean the pieces you've been wearing on repeat the last few months have to be relegated to the back of your closet. In fact, with a little strategic planning, you'll be able to weave those breezy, beach-worthy styles into a fabulous fall look. Need a little sartorial inspiration? Read on to discover our guide to making those tailored shorts, flatform sandals, and other summer hits a core part of your autumnal wardrobe collection. 



1.

The Tailored Short

VIVIERS BANANA ORCHID OVERSHIRT

SHEKUDO FALANA OTK BOOT

A quintessential summer staple, your tailored summer shorts have undoubtedly racked up plenty of wardrobe mileage over the past few months. And if you plan on keeping it in rotation, even as the temperature begins to drop, all you need to do is follow the tried-and-true technique of adding cold-weather staples into the mix—like a pair of thick black tights for example. Take our Slit Front Paneled Shorts by IAMISIGO: the epitome of summertime chic when paired with a chunky sneaker and crop, it’s swiftly transformed into a flawless fall look with the addition of a knee-high boot like the Falana OTK Boot and an elegant silk satin sleeved Banana Orchid Overshirt by Viviers. 

Banana Orchid Overshirt
Banana Orchid Overshirt
Banana Orchid Overshirt
Banana Orchid Overshirt
Banana Orchid Overshirt
Banana Orchid Overshirt

Viviers

Banana Orchid Overshirt

$430
Slit Front Paneled Shorts
Slit Front Paneled Shorts
Slit Front Paneled Shorts
Slit Front Paneled Shorts
Slit Front Paneled Shorts
Slit Front Paneled Shorts

IAMISIGO

Slit Front Paneled Shorts

$234
Periana Black Clutch
Periana Black Clutch
Periana Black Clutch
Periana Black Clutch
Periana Black Clutch
Periana Black Clutch

ZAAF

Periana Black Clutch

$210
Bacchus Pearl Earrings
Bacchus Pearl Earrings
Bacchus Pearl Earrings

Pichulik

Bacchus Pearl Earrings

$135
Falana OTK Boots
Falana OTK Boots
Falana OTK Boots
Falana OTK Boots
Falana OTK Boots
Falana OTK Boots
Falana OTK Boots
Falana OTK Boots

Shekudo

Falana OTK Boots

$385



2.

The Universal Tee

+ EMMY KASBIT ADEJARE PANTS

+ SHEKUDO KEFFI LOAFER

A well-fitting T-shirt may be the summer sartorial holy grail but to be quite frank it’s a year-round wonder due to its comfort and unmatched versatility. Once too casual for most offices, it’s now even a viable workday option, making it one of the most practical and useful pieces in any given closet. As for making it work outside of the more summery months? Well, that’s a no-brainer: simply pair it with an ankle length trouser and switch out that gladiator sandal for a classic slip-on loafer. Emmy Kasbit’s Adejare Pants are lent an air of relaxed sophistication when paired with Studio 189’s Accra Tee while the deep hues, elegant almond toe, and low heel of Shekudo’s Keffi Loafer is a fine choice to protect against the elements while delivering on style.

Accra T-Shirt
Accra T-Shirt
Accra T-Shirt

Studio 189

Accra T-Shirt

$45
Adejare Pants
Adejare Pants
Adejare Pants
Adejare Pants

Emmy Kasbit

Adejare Pants

$90
Frond Drop Earrings
Frond Drop Earrings
Frond Drop Earrings

Ami Doshi Shah

Frond Drop Earrings

$280
Small Black Yemaja Shoulder Bag
Small Black Yemaja Shoulder Bag
Small Black Yemaja Shoulder Bag
Small Black Yemaja Shoulder Bag
Small Black Yemaja Shoulder Bag
Small Black Yemaja Shoulder Bag
Small Black Yemaja Shoulder Bag

OKAPI

Small Black Yemaja Shoulder Bag

$1,390
Keffi Loafer
Keffi Loafer
Keffi Loafer
Keffi Loafer
Keffi Loafer

Shekudo

Keffi Loafer

$239



3.

The Quintessential Shirtdress

+ NKWO DE-TRENCH COAT

+ SHEKUDO MAINA SLINGBACK

No need to pack up your favorite summer shirtdress yet—just introduce it to a few choice outfit add-ons and watch it instantly become a fall fashion fixture. Allow your favorite neutral-toned frock to become the foundation of your post-summer ensembles through the simple addition of a statement jacket that’ll turn heads and stave off the cold. With its cocoon shape and denim patchwork form, the De-Trench Coat by Nkwo is an unorthodox take on the jean jacket, one that’ll swiftly deliver the requisite dose of coverage, comfort, and panache. Swap those trusty flip-flops for a flat slingback style like the Maina Slingback by Shekudo and you’ve got a laid-back yet polished look that’s suitable for just about any occasion.

Pouf Sleeve Shirt Dress
Pouf Sleeve Shirt Dress
Pouf Sleeve Shirt Dress
Pouf Sleeve Shirt Dress

Studio 189

Pouf Sleeve Shirt Dress

$575
De-Trench Coat
De-Trench Coat
De-Trench Coat

Nkwo

De-Trench Coat

$350
Lindi Minaudière in Quartz
Lindi Minaudière in Quartz
Lindi Minaudière in Quartz
Lindi Minaudière in Quartz
Lindi Minaudière in Quartz
Lindi Minaudière in Quartz

Khokho Collection

Lindi Minaudière in Quartz

$385
Ndoro Graduated Earrings
Ndoro Graduated Earrings
Ndoro Graduated Earrings
Ndoro Graduated Earrings

Patrick Mavros

Ndoro Graduated Earrings

$230
Maina Slingback
Maina Slingback
Maina Slingback
Maina Slingback
Maina Slingback

Shekudo

Maina Slingback

$240



4.

The Chunky Flatform

+ NKWO TWIST KAFTAN

+ EMMY KASBIT ADANNA JACKET

Fall is traditionally the time to retire one’s summer sandals but hear us out, and maybe give the socks with sandals trend a little test drive. Controversial, we know, but who could possibly bear letting those on-trend, chunky flatform sandals go after what has felt like one of the shortest summers in a while. Allow this humble pairing to form part of your next summer-to-fall ensemble and couple it with a cold weather-proof, long-sleeved dress like Nkwo’s Twist Kaftan. Pull the whole look together with the addition of a tailored blazer: Emmy Kasbit’s Adanna Jacket is a powerful statement piece, the gentle-fit silhouette of which is the perfect intro to autumnal dressing.

Twist Kaftan
Twist Kaftan
Twist Kaftan
Twist Kaftan

Nkwo

Twist Kaftan

$250
Adanna Jacket
Adanna Jacket
Adanna Jacket
Adanna Jacket

Emmy Kasbit

Adanna Jacket

$190
Jongoo Earrings
Jongoo Earrings
Jongoo Earrings
Jongoo Earrings

Sidai Designs

Jongoo Earrings

$55
Baw Pot Natural Bag
Baw Pot Natural Bag
Baw Pot Natural Bag
Baw Pot Natural Bag
Baw Pot Natural Bag
Baw Pot Natural Bag

AAKS

Baw Pot Natural Bag

$157
Sea Urchin Starfish Ring with Pearl
Sea Urchin Starfish Ring with Pearl
Sea Urchin Starfish Ring with Pearl

Patrick Mavros

Sea Urchin Starfish Ring with Pearl

$285
King K Sandals
King K Sandals
King K Sandals
King K Sandals
King K Sandals

Loza Maleombho

King K Sandals

$170