Style Guide: Go from Summer to Fall in our transitional styles for all!

Style Guide:

Summer to Fall Transition


With multiple dresses and jumpsuits to choose from, including those in our CAxLZ collection, let Connected Apparel help you go from Summer sass to Fall class!

Fall doesn't mean putting away all of your Summer dresses and jumpsuits!

Saying goodbye to Summer is always sad, but that just means Fall is coming!

And there is something so satisfying about the swift transition into colder weather, earthy tones, and layering. Some would argue that Fall is the best season, especially when it is filled with so many fun fashion opportunities. Contrary to popular belief, Fall doesn’t mean putting away all of your Summer dresses! Transitional dressing just means pulling out your sweaters and boots to add on top. The transition from Summer to Fall fashion isn’t as hard as you might initially think. But if you need some guidance, we put together some ideas on how to wear your favorite Summer dresses this Fall! 


Midi & maxi dresses are the perfect length

When it comes to learning how to style summer dresses for fall, it’s important to start with staple pieces. Lightweight midi and maxi dresses are the ultimate Summer dress staple, but can also transition seamlessly into the perfect Fall dresses with a few simple styling tricks. By filling your wardrobe with midis and maxis, you’ll make the transition from Summer to Fall as easy as ever! Just remember, sandals in the summer, and booties in the Fall. 

Sale Off
Woman posing wearing Olive Meredith Olive Green Tie-Front Mixi Dress from Connected Apparel

Meredith is a classic maxi dress that every woman needs in her closet.

Made to transition from Summer to Fall, the Meredith olive green dress is relaxed and refined all at once. Balloon sleeves give you arm coverage, while the V-neckline and slit in the subtle A-line skirt show off the perfect amount of skin.

Meredith Olive Green Tie-Front Maxi Dress

$0.00$75.00
Sale Off
Woman posing wearing Taupe Tonya Taupe Floral Midi Dress from Connected Apparel

Tonya is the perfect cowl neck dress for any and every outing. 

Tonya has side ruching to beautifully complement the taupe floral print! And if you’re wondering what’s great about a floral cowl neck dress, it’s the ability to both flatter your décolletage and minimize your bust all at the same time. 


Tonya Taupe Floral Midi Dress

$0.00$80.00
Sale Off
Woman posing wearing Dark Teal Georgia Deep Teal Balloon Sleeve Midi Dress from Connected Apparel

Feminine and sophisticated, Georgia will become your next favorite day to night teal dress.

This A-line deep teal dress is made from a comfortable and lightweight fabric while the short balloon sleeves and midi length give you the extra coverage to take you from summer to fall.


Georgia Deep Teal Balloon Sleeve Midi Dress

$0.00$75.00

Neutral colors are the perfect canvas

Neutral colored dresses are the perfect pieces to have in your wardrobe for transitional dressing. They can easily be worn from Summer and into Fall. And if you haven’t already heard, the term “neutral color” has expanded beyond black, white, grey and brown! Even if it is a floral pattern, neutral patterns create a Fall vibe, especially if you add a jacket and boots to warm you up! 

Sale Off
Woman posing wearing Khaki Maggie Two-Pocket Fit and Flare Dress from Connected Apparel

Maggie is the ultimate in both functional and casual dressing!

Two pockets and a unique allover abstract print take this everyday casual dress up a notch. This short sleeve dress with its fit and flare silhouette makes it a great fit for all body types.


Maggie Two-Pocket Fit and Flare Dress

$0.00$75.00
Sale Off
Woman posing wearing Spice Tina Eyelet Cowl Neck Bodycon Dress from Connected Apparel

Tina is a women’s eyelet dress with a stunning cowl neck detail.

Fully lined, you’ll feel comfortable and confident in this bodycon work dress no matter the occasion! The cowl neck provides dimension and note the ruching at the waist which creates a figure flattering silhouette. 


Tina Eyelet Cowl Neck Bodycon Dress

$75.00$45.00
Sale Off
Woman posing wearing Pumpkin Julia Pumpkin Floral Sheath Dress from Connected Apparel

Julia is a classic Summer to Fall transitional textured chiffon dress.

The three quarter cinched sleeves add an extra bit of coverage while still being comfortable and easy to move in. This pumpkin dress is fully lined with a keyhole detail in the back for added flair and femininity. 


Julia Pumpkin Floral Sheath Dress

$85.00$50.00

Layering is your secret weapon

Wondering how to wear a Summer dress in the fall? LAYERING. Depending on where you live, sometimes the days are still warm but the nights are cold. So, start your day like Leanna does and put together an outfit that includes a cardigan or shrug. That way, you can seamlessly take your outfit from day-to-night without having to stop at home for an extra layer! 

Sale Off
Woman posing wearing - CAxLZ Bianca Leopard Print Cardigan from Connected Apparel

Your love for Bianca inspired us to take her to the next level. 

There’s something about putting on a leopard print cardigan that can make a woman feel powerful, invincible, and sexy. Bianca’s slinky fabric and long sleeves add comfortable warmth to your wardrobe as it takes you from day to night. There are even nearly invisible pockets to add function to this piece! 

CAxLZ Bianca Leopard Print Cardigan

$0.00$45.00
Sale Off
Woman posing wearing Black Ruth Cascading Black Open Front Cardigan from Connected Apparel

We love Ruth for her comfort, coverage and versatility.

Made from stretch jersey knit, this lightweight open front cardigan features a cascading front for unique flare and three-quarter sleeves for the perfect amount of coverage in warmer months.

Ruth Cascading Black Open Front Cardigan

$0.00$30.00
Sale Off
Woman posing wearing Black Talula Scalloped Lace Black Shrug from Connected Apparel

When you need a bit of coverage, opt for a lace shrug like Talula.

Made from stretch jersey knit, this lightweight open front cardigan features a cascading front for unique flare and three-quarter sleeves for the perfect amount of coverage in warmer months.

Talula Scalloped Lace Black Shrug

$0.00$30.00

Jumpsuits will keep you moving

Jumpsuits are good in the Summer, but they are also GREAT in the Fall. For a comfortable Fall outfit that you can easily take from day-to-night, simply throw on a jumpsuit. As the temperature dips, grab your favorite jacket. No need for tights or boots! 

Sale Off
Woman posing wearing Navy Phoebe Leaf Print Cropped Jumpsuit from Connected Apparel

Running errands just got more fun in this cute leaf print v-neck cropped jumpsuit.

With a print design, short sleeves, and a V-neckline, Phoebe is the perfect amount of flirty and casual. The tie at the waist accentuates your figure and the keyhole button detailing in the back adds the perfect touch of femininity.

Phoebe Leaf Print Cropped Jumpsuit

$0.00$75.00
Sale Off
Woman posing wearing Olive Harper Olive Green Cropped Jumpsuit from Connected Apparel

Jumpsuits for women that can go from one season to another are the next best closet staple.

Cute meets comfort in this casual, cropped olive green jumpsuit. With short sleeves, a V-neckline and tie at the waist, Harper accentuates your upper body, while the cropped wide leg pants help to elongate your legs.

Harper Olive Green Cropped Jumpsuit

$70.00$50.00

Mix & match CAxLZ classic separates

Our new CAxLZ Classics Collection that we created in collaboration with Lawrence Zarian features staple separates that can be worn year round! This collection was made with the intention of every piece being able to be worn together… and separately. Create a full outfit with all of your favorite CAxLZ Classics pieces! Or pick one or two of your favorites and build an outfit from there with other pieces in your wardrobe.Wear our Christine bronze metallic straight leg pants with a Milena black tank top and Doris mesh cardigan. Dress our Bianca leopard print cardigan and Debbie black joggers down with white sneakers or dress the outfit up with a pair of heels. Wear our Foxy tunic with our Sheri palazzo pants or with jeans and booties.


However you choose to mix-and-match our CAxLZ Classics Collections, you’ll be feeling AND looking confident and beautiful. 

Sale Off
Woman posing wearing - CAxLZ Doris Mesh Long Black Cardigan from Connected Apparel

Elevate your wardrobe starting with the versatile CAxLZ Doris mesh cardigan!

It is time to stop buying for seasons and start buying to elevate your wardrobe with classic staples and Doris is the perfect starting piece! Made from stretch mesh fabric, Doris is lightweight, easy to pack and doesn’t wrinkle. She gives you the comfort and confidence of feeling covered while also incorporating the sheer elegance of showing a little skin.

CAxLZ Doris Long Black Mesh Cardigan

$0.00$35.00
Sale Off
Woman posing wearing - CAxLZ Milena Bronze Metallic Tank Top from Connected Apparel

However you wear Milena, this versatile piece will quickly become your new go-to top.

She’s a metallic tunic tank top you can dress up, dress down and shine in any day of the week, no matter the occasion. Created with what women want from their everyday tops in mind, Milena was made in a tunic length with a t-shirt hemline and round neckline to provide figure-flattering coverage. 

CAxLZ Milena Bronze Metallic Tank Top

$0.00$40.00
Sale Off
Woman posing wearing - CAxLZ Christine Black Pants from Connected Apparel

Simple is never boring and Christine is here to prove it!

Christine is the perfect high waist, straight leg pant that’s classic sophistication on the go. For work, start with Christine, then layer on our Milena tank and finish off your look with one of our four Bianca cardigans. When the work day is done, simply swap out your top and cardigan and you’re ready for fun!

CAxLZ Christine Black Boot Leg Pants

$0.00$45.00

Knee length dresses transition seamlessly

While most would not think knee length dresses are Fall appropriate, there are simple ways to make your Summer knee length dress transition into the next season. And we all know the easiest way to transition summer dresses to fall is with the right accessories! If you go bare-legged, a shawl is a great way to keep your shoulders covered, especially for a special occasion. Or, like most other Summer dresses you wear in the Fall, you can add some tights. Knee high boots are also a great option when considering wearing your knee length dresses in Fall. 

Sale Off
Woman posing wearing Violet Lisa from Connected Apparel

Lisa is our tried-and-true silhouette. 

A dress that looks amazing on women of all shapes and sizes, this abstract floral ruched faux wrap dress creates definition in your mid-section for a classic, figure flattering floral dress. Made from stretch jersey knit, this abstract floral dress is knee length and features elbow sleeves for added coverage. 

Lisa Violet Elbow Sleeve Faux Wrap Dress

$0.00$75.00
Sale Off
Woman posing wearing Navy Gracie Navy Sequin Lace Bodycon Cocktail Dress from Connected Apparel

Feel confident at your next event in Gracie.

Meet Gracie, a sequin cocktail dress that is classic, feminine, sparkly and cut to a sexy, yet comfortable knee length. This extended cap sleeve bodycon dress is made from stretch sequin lace and features a plunging sweetheart neckline with comfortable shape-defining boning and a slightly padded bust.

Gracie Navy Sequin Lace Bodycon Cocktail Dress

$0.00$85.00
Sale Off
Woman posing wearing Camel Brandy Neutral Striped A-Symmetrical Panel Dress from Connected Apparel

Brandy is not your typical striped dress.

This asymmetrical bodycon dress is sewn together with laser-cut panels that create dimension to elongate the body. Figure flattering to its core, this asymmetrical bodycon dress is a fabulous choice whether you're going to work or attending a casual dinner. 

Brandy Neutral Striped Asymmetrical Panel Dress

$0.00$75.00

The key to having an easy transition from Summer to Fall is to fill your wardrobe with pieces that can be used for both seasons with just a few simple tweaks. 


These tweaks can also be applied for wearing Summer dresses in the Winter as well! 


The Pre-Fall Collection is made up of closet essentials that will make your life easy when transitioning your style with the seasons. Neutrals are no longer “bland” or “boring,” you can stand out in neutrals by incorporating fun patterns, bold accessories, or tactile textures. 

Customer Favorites

Summer to Fall Transitional Pieces

Sale Off
Woman posing wearing Pumpkin Lillian Pumpkin Elbow Sleeve Dress from Connected Apparel

Lillian Pumpkin Elbow Sleeve Dress

$75.00$45.00(40%OFF!)
Sale Off
Woman posing wearing Navy Cleo Navy Sequin Lace Bodycon Dress from Connected Apparel

Cleo Navy Sequin Lace Bodycon Dress

$0.00$85.00
Sale Off
Woman posing wearing Black and White Lisa Black and White Faux Wrap Floor Length Dress from Connected Apparel

Lisa Black and White Faux Wrap Floor Length Dress

$95.00$50.00(47%OFF!)
Sale Off
Woman posing wearing Violet Lisa from Connected Apparel

Lisa Violet Elbow Sleeve Faux Wrap Dress

$0.00$75.00
Sale Off
Woman posing wearing Gold Grace Two-Tone Gold Floor Length Dress from Connected Apparel

Grace Two-Tone Gold Floor Length Dress

$0.00$95.00
Sale Off
Woman posing wearing Gold Lisa Two-Tone Gold Sequin Lace Floor Length Dress from Connected Apparel

Lisa Two-Tone Gold Sequin Lace Floor Length Dress

$0.00$95.00

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published

Editor's Picks