Hi everyone!! I can’t tell you how happy I am that the temperature is finally in the seventies. I kid you not, my car showed temperatures of 113 degrees Fahrenheit this summer, so it’s definitely time for a break from the unrelenting Dallas heat.
It is slightly difficult, however, to adjust my wardrobe to the temperature change and it’s even harder to do it on a budget. I feel like I spent the whole summer trying to scrape up some money to buy as many shorts, tank tops, and sandals as possible, just so I could survive. Now, here I am, with summer clothes that aren’t quite cutting it for these crisp October mornings.
I’m one hundred percent sure I’m not the only one who is dealing with this, so I have a few tips I’d like to share with you on how to transition your wardrobe from Summer to Fall for cheap!
Layering Will Be Your New Cheap Best Friend!
Fall in Dallas can be a bit touchy, so it’s very possible to wear shorts and tee shirts towards the beginning as long as you have some layers.
Layering is a great way to save money! Most of us have a sweater, jacket, cardigan, or tank tops around the house so that’s why it works. It’s as easy as throwing a tank top on under a summer shirt or putting something on over your shirt for added warmth.
If it’s on the colder side, then you can always accessorize and stay warm by adding a fashionable scarf!
Break Out The Cardigans!!
Ahh!!! I love cardigans!! They are perfect for Fall because they aren’t quite a coat, but they aren’t too hot, either. Not to mention that they are so soft! Cardigans come in all colors, shapes, sizes, and styles, so there’s definitely something for everyone!
I’d recommend getting two neutral cardigans for the Fall so you have one to wear while you’re washing the other one!! If you already have one, then you’re all set! Just make sure to use it to layer as much as possible.
If you still need to buy some cardigans, then I would recommend checking out trendy second-hand stores, Old Navy, and Ross. You can get super versatile cardigans at those places for pretty cheap!
Don’t Retire Those Sneakers Just Yet…
Since I live in Dallas, my clothing needs are going to be pretty different than someone in, say, New York. Texans aren’t usually too concerned with snowy weather until the Winter, so that means your sneakers can stick around for a few more months before you have to go buy some boots.
I’d recommend trying to make your shoes work as long as possible before going to buy warmer alternatives. Who knows? Sometimes it doesn’t even snow at all in Texas. No need to go spending all that money on new shoes before you know what kind of weather you’ll be facing!
You Really Only Need Two Pairs of Jeans
As much as I love to shop, I have to admit it’s really expensive to buy new clothes, especially jeans.
I used to insist I needed five or six pairs of jeans, but you can definitely make do with two pairs! Having two pairs of anything is good because then you have a backup for laundry day or if one gets ruined.
I’d recommend checking out trendy second-hand stores, Old Navy, and Forever 21 for inexpensive jeans. We’re talking around 20$ a pair, which is a great deal!
Keep It Simply Cheap!
Don’t overthink this too much. Transitioning your wardrobe from Summer to Fall doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive! If you know how to be resourceful and only purchase the necessities, you should be all set ! (:
See ya soon!
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