Button Up Striped Belted Mini Dress by Zaful

This black white striped dress by Zaful can work nicely into the new season. Transitioning your summer dresses into fall is a great way to stretch your wardrobe which saves you money in the long run. Read on to get the scoop!

Dress | Cardigan (similar here) | Pumps (similar here) | Belt (similar here) | Bag (similar here) | Sunglasses

Black and White Striped Dress by Zaful - Transitioning your Summer Dress to Fall

Summer work look featuring a black and white striped dress from Zaful

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Photos by Melissa Leigh Hansen Photography

Dress | Cardigan (similar here) | Pumps (similar here) | Belt (similar here) | Bag (similar here) | Sunglasses

This workplace appropriate look contains a lot of classic elements to it. The black and white stripes, the pointy toe pumps, and satchel bag are details that will never go out of style.  I do not have a typical workplace environment but I work with clients that do.  If you are shopping for clothes for work, always try to keep it classic with elements like this. I cannot stress enough about getting shoes that have a pointier toe because they help elongate your legs.  Black and white prints are seasonless and you can go wrong with a classic black satchel.  Just make sure it can carry all your work necessities.

How to Transition your Summer Dresses to Fall

The most important detail with transitioning your summer dresses to fall is layering.  How you do it is the big question. The easiest way to layer is by adding a cardigan or blazer over your dress like I did here. Just make sure that there is balance in the look. Promise me you won’t add a huge cardigan which looks like a tent. You need to show your shape off! Other ways to layer is to add a fitted turtleneck or tee under a dress. (My post here is one example of this.) This works best under sleeveless ones of course. The more fashion forward approach is to add pants or jeans underneath the dress.  Whatever you do, experiment and add unexpected elements for a fresh look. Everyone will think you bought a new outfit!

Bonus – Zaful has a surprise code for all my followers.  Use code ZFEN to get something off your next order! Discover some of their chic fall cardigans here.

Happy Friday everyone!

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