How To Transition Your Favorite Summer Wardrobe Staples For Fall — Yes, Even White Jeans

I have a serious love/hate relationship with the end of summer. On one hand, summer is ending, and that is very sad. Beach days, warm nights, barbecuing with friends, and that indescribable feeling that permeates those nearly-magic months between May and September are unlike anything else. But on the other hand, fall comes with crisp new beginnings, cozy comforts, and fall clothing... which is the best. But just because we're re-embracing big chunky sweaters, boots, and layers, doesn't mean we're quite ready to ditch our favorite summer staples right after Labor Day — and you don't have to! Easing into cooler weather is actually so much easier when you don't quit the summer vibes cold turkey.

We've teamed up with Abercrombie & Fitch to transition your favorite summer staples for fall, and it's a lot easier than you think. After all, there's nothing worse than finding a piece of clothing that you absolutely love, and then heading into a season where it can no longer fit into your regular rotation. Granted, this is mostly true with certain fabrics and prints (you can't wear those palm leaf prints past September, sorry), but a lot of pieces have lots of secret layer potential. We tried on three of our favorite summer staples and played around with Abercrombie's fall collection to show how they can transition once the temperature drops. Long story short? Don't pack up those white jeans just yet.

1. White Jeans

There are SO many rules about white pants. But guess what? They're not real. White is just as neutral as black and grey, and there's no reason to store your favorite white jeans away for most of the year once the leaves start to fall.

Jillian is wearing A&F's Shaker Stitch Turtleneck Sweater, Drapey Trench Coat, and Ackley Clog by Dolce Vita.

3. The Midi Tank Dress

This reversible (front to back) cut-out Wilfred Free midi dress from Aritzia has been my favorite thing all summer. It's the kind of thing that makes you look put-together with hardly any effort at all — and it's so soft and comfortable. Once fall hits, a couple of extra layers and some texture play mean I don't have to put it at the back of my closet just yet.

To fall-ify my favorite summer dress, I've added an A&F black hoodie, Cropped Vegan Leather Moto Jacket, and Superga Cotu Classic Sneakers.

3. Medium Wash Overalls

Overalls have managed to stick around, and there's a reason. A well-fitting pair plus your favorite crop top and sandals makes summer dressing totally effortless. And like your favorite jeans, this staple can work year-round. The look is still easy and playful (but a little warmer) with cozy fall tones and textures.

Christine is wearing an A&F Wrap Front Crop Top and Superga Platform Sneakers with a Vince longline sleeveless sweater.

Images: Kenny Suleimanagich/ Bustle

This post is sponsored by Abercrombie & Fitch.