Style Guide: How to Dress for Summer to Fall Transition

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

Style Guide:

Summer to Fall Transitional

Fall doesn't mean putting away all of your summer dresses! Here are some fashion tips for how to wear some of your favorite summer pieces this fall.

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! 

Mixi dresses are the perfect length

Mixi dresses are the perfect Summer Fall dresses because you are able to both layer with sweaters or jackets while also wearing a short bootie. Filling your wardrobe with mixi’s will make your Summer to Fall transition as easy as ever! Sandals in the Summer, and booties in the Fall. 

Neutral colors are the perfect canvas

Neutral colored outfits 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! Don’t believe us? Read here.

Layering is your secret weapon

How to wear a 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! 

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! 


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.


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.


Jumpsuits will keep you moving

Jumpsuits are good in the Summer, but they are also GREAT in the Fall. Throw on a jumpsuit for a simple Fall outfit that will keep you feeling comfortable as you move throughout your day, and warm at night by simply adding a jacket. No need for tights or boots! 

Mix & match CAxLZ classic separates

Our new CAxLZ Classics Collection 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. 

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.


Feel confident at your next event in Gracie.

Milena is here and she’s here to stay! She’s a metallic tank you can dress up, dress down and shine in any day of the week, no matter the occasion. However you wear Milena, this versatile piece will quickly become your new go-to top.


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!


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. 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. 

Lisa is our tried-and-true silhouette. 

A dress that looks amazing on women of all shapes and sizes, the faux wrap detail at the waist creates definition for a classic, figure flattering silhouette. Featuring a V-cutout and metal bar at the neckline for added flair, Lisa hits at the knee and is sleeveless. This particular version of Lisa is perfect for a night out or other special occasion.


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