We are at the tail end of the summer season and Fall is arriving. To be honest, I’m not complaining. As much as I enjoy warm weather, this past summer was extremely hot, and Fall is my absolute favorite season. If this Fall is anything like the past few Fall seasons have been, it’s not going to get extremely cool very quickly. The summer warmth may stick around for a little at the end of September and possibly into the very beginning of October which means that you’ll need to prepare your wardrobe with transitional pieces. If you’re not familiar with the term ‘transitional pieces’, it pretty much means the outfits that you could get away with wearing in multiple seasons. For this case, it would be something that you would be able to wear on a cooler Summer day as well as on a warmer Fall day, and a great transitional piece to style in the Fall is the Fall mini dress.
THE FALL MINI DRESS AS A TRANSITIONAL DRESS
My closet is filled with transitional outfits for multiple seasons. Having transitional outfits helps expand your closet and not limit yourself to only wearing a dress, top, or specific outfit for a limited time.
This green dress is my current favorite transitional piece as it is a perfect dress to wear for late Summer and for early Fall. The wrap dress allows me to layer camis or short sleeves tops underneath to make it a little warmer, and if necessary, I could also put on some tights or leggings if it gets too cool. But I can also let it be and just dress the outfit up with a few accessories and wear it for a warmer day. The tie waist also allows for a different way to style the dress because I can remove it to layer it in different ways.
The material of the dress is not crazy thick, but has enough to keep your arms warm while having enough movement to also let the breeze flow through and keep you cool which makes it a perfect dress for early fall.
I’m also loving how I can wear this dress with a variety of types of shoes. If I wanted to dress it up for a summer day, I would grab some sandals or pumps. But if I wanted to get a little warmer, how about some over the knee boots or ankle booties like the ones that I have one here and off we go for a cool Fall outing with the girls to a winery.
You can also find transitional pieces in tops and bottoms depending on what your personal style is. Looking for transitional tops? I typically like the tops that have an open neckline and 3/4 sleeves or bell sleeves. With the shorter and/or open sleeves, you’re allowing some coverage while also staying cool. And then for the bottoms, my recommendation is for cropped, distressed jeans or midi skirts.
FALL MINI DRESSES UNDER $100
Fall dresses are perfect for wearing early in the season when the temperature can switch in moments during the day. The Fall mini dress is one that you’ll typically find to be flowy and easy to layer. When styling the the look, aim to go with boots or booties and either leggings or tights to compliment the look and make it fit to your personal style.
When it comes to shopping for a Fall mini dress there are plenty of places to start shopping. Of course, I love shopping some of my favorite online stores including Revolve, Amazon, and Red Dress because you can no only find great mini dresses for the season, but a number of other different styles of the midi dress and the maxi dress. Don’t feel that when you grab one mini dress for the season that you can’t grab any more because there are so many styles. Try gathering a variety of different styles such as the bodycon mini dress and then trying out different necklines such as the square neck. You’ll find a lot of mini dresses in different colors for women including black and brown that are fit for the season but you’ll also find a lot of dresses in a bright color which can help to match a variety of different occasions. I also like switching up the sleeve style with a puff sleeve that is in combination with the long sleeve for more formal events.
Whether you’re shopping for a sweater dress and knit dress or something in between, you’ll find that there are plenty of styles to shop when it comes to the Fall mini dress.