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Get Your Closet Ready for Fall the Houston Way

It's not exactly sweater and boot weather down here, is it?

By Nandi Howard September 12, 2018

Ah, fall in Houston: Walk outside in the cool morning breeze and find, somehow, the Texas heat back upon us by lunchtime. There's not much worse than dressing for a crisp fall day only to sweat out your boots and long-sleeve by 5 p.m., and let's not even talk about 85-degree Thanksgiving forecasts.

The fact remains that dressing for fall down South is tricky, but light layering accomplished with a few seasonal wardrobe additions can help navigate this strange in-between climate. The way this weather fluctuates, we can't blame anyone for throwing on whatever will help them get through the day (and all its ups and downs), but there's no need to sacrifice comfort for cuteness—there's always a way to do both. Here are some tips on how to transition your summer wardrobe for our temperamental fall.


Don't ditch your summer dresses—give them a new lease on life when the temps start to dip simply by layering them over a light turtleneck. The added warmth is enough to forego a jacket, and this approach brings transforms a once-summery staple into a whole new whole look. 

Try: Jersey Turtleneck Top, $12.99, H&M.


Yes, that thing crammed in the back of your sock drawer. Pull them out and wear underneath a skirt or, for added texture, jeans with holes.

Try: Sheer Control-Top Pantyhose, $9.50, HUE

Midi Skirts

We all love a good thigh-length mini, but let’s be honest, they can get uncomfortable—especially if the fit isn't quite right. Enter midi skirts, the perfect in-between length for a transitional staple that's versatile enough to be paired with heels or sneakers.

Try: Wild Things Skirt, $180, Réalisation Multicolored Jacquard Midi, $100, Topshop Chambray Wrap Skirt, $22.90, Forever 21

Long-Sleeved Bodysuits

A bodysuit doesn't have to be ultra-revealing or feel like swimwear—tons of options are appropriate for fall. Pair with jeans or trousers for a casual look.

Try: Free People Bodysuit (pictured), $78, Revolve Acne Studios One-Shoulder Bodysuit, $170, FWRD | Off-the-Shoulder Bodysuit, $10, Nasty Gal

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