How to Transition Your Black Outfits from Summer to Fall & Ginger's Blog Linkup

I had a special request this week via Facebook from one of my great followers. She wanted me to give some ideas of how to transition your all black outfits from Summer to Fall. We are having an especially drawn out hot flash at this point, especially here in the South, so I thought that was a great idea for a blog post.


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DRESS: Old Loft, Similar: Here--(less than $15), Here (less than $20)Here (less than $50)Here (less than $75), and Here (less than $180) // SHOES: Old Cole Haan, Similar: HereHereHere, and Here // NECKLACE: Old, Similar: HereHere, and Here, BRACELET: Vintage, Similar: HereHere and Here // EARRINGS: Old, Similar: Here and Here.


One easy way to wear your dark colors and still beat the heat is to wear a shift dress, like the one above, that is sleeveless. This particular dress is a very dark charcoal gray, which I love just about as much as black. It's a great piece to wear to work or even out to dinner. If it's a little chilly at night, I carry along a black cardigan sweater to throw on like this or this. I mean, here in Florida right now, it's seriously in the 90's during the day, so sweater weather, it is not! However, it dips down a little cooler at night. If you need a more dressy style than a sweater, for the office, I suggest throwing on a black blazer like this or this. I've worn this dress to court, depositions, mediation, etc., and it always carries me through.





DRESS: Old Lularoe, Similar: HereHere (less than $10), and Here // DENIM JACKET: Old Calvin Klein, Similar: HereHere and Here // BELT: Old, Similar: HereHere and Here // BOOTS: Old, Similar: HereHereHere and Here // NECKLACE: Old, Similar: HereHere and Here .

For a more casual style, I've put together a short sleeve black knit dress with one of my go-to denim jackets (it's a little on the cropped side) and a brown belt and short boots. This denim jacket was a total investment piece, not that it was expensive, but that it has lasted me so many years. It is at least ten years old, and has remained in style the entire time. Even though I have other denim jackets, I find myself grabbing this one out of the closet the most. This look would be wonderful for a casual night out or even a casual Friday at the office. Bonus, if it gets too hot, just take off the jacket, and the look is still super cute. This dress is fairly fitted, so it looks really cute with the chunky belt. 



To see how I styled basic black for Fall/Winter see this post. I hope you have all enjoyed my post! If you like my blog, please follow along to receive blog posts directly to your e-mail inbox, and leave me a comment to let me know what you think!  Happy Friday all!πŸ’‹

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26 comments :

  1. Julie, that is so cute and edgy paired with the denim jacket and belted! Great tips! I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thank you so much Shelbee! I love it when I get a request to style something in particular. It's inspiring. Happy weekend!

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  2. I love both, but the one with the denim I really love! Awesome flatlay by the way! Thanks for sharing hon :)

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    1. Thank you so much Trina for the sweet comments!! Happy weekend!

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  3. Great tips Julie! Everyone no matter where they are going can use them! Very helpful post!
    Peace!
    Cheryl
    http://www.northwestmountainliving.com

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    1. Thanks so much Cheryl! Thanks for joining the linkup, and have a great weekend!

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  4. Great, would love to be involved, mine is http://www.thebritinboston.com

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    1. Scroll up and click on the blue button that says "Add your link" Thanks!πŸ’ž

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  5. Love how you styled the black dress

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    1. Awe, thanks so much! Thanks for visiting! 😘

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  6. As a girl who lives in nearly all black, I love this post! Great look and I adore your page graphic as well. Can imagine it as myself and my Pucci!

    Elizabeth | http://nattygal.com

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    1. Thank you so much!! The lady that did this super cute graphic is on Instagram! I sent her photos of my pups, and her work is so good! Here's her info...it was less than $100! http://instagram.com/reyniramirezillustrations

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  7. I really love a good shift dress, wearing one always makes me feel like Jackie-O! I also love how versatile they are, for me I'm on a budget and I'm trying to get as many uses out of my clothes as possible. I'm totally bookmarking this post, thanks so much sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comments Gigi. A shift is so perfect because it's great during the summer, and then for Fall/Winter, all you have to do is add a great blazer or sweater, and it's good to go. If you are looking for a super cute blazer at a great price, check out this one from Target. I comes in 4 colors and is on sale for $10.48 right now. >> http://shopstyle.it/l/i7Rk

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  8. Loving these pieces ! thanks for sharing hun! Happy new month!

    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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    1. Thank you so much for kind comments Edwige! Happy new month to you. Hopefully, we will get some actual Fall weather soon!πŸ’‹

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  9. I love both styles! A basic black dress is definitely a closet staple.
    --Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

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    1. Thanks sweet lady! I probably have too much black, but I just love it.

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  10. These looks are great! Love that dress. Beautiful blog- you have an excellent sense of style.
    It is full on fall/winter here in Park City, Utah- we've been getting snow already, but the leaves are beautiful at the moment.
    ~Melissa xx
    https://freshairandfalselashes.com

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    1. Thank you so much! You are too kind! I wish it was cooler here in Florida. Just got a little breezy cool day yesterday (in the 60's...LOL). My friend in Canada has been getting snow. It's crazy!

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  11. Such a great look for fall! I love those boots and the denim jacket is perfect!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Thank you so much Ruth for your sweet comments and thanks for visiting!πŸ’‹

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  12. There are truly endless ways to style a LBD. Love wearing mine for all occasions

    http://www.michellespaige.com

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  13. That's for sure Michelle! Thanks for visiting!

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  14. Love how you styled the little black dress. You can't go wrong with denim :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays. Hope you can join us again soon.

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    1. Thank you so much! You are so right, denim goes with everything!

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