5 Favorite Fashion Items For Summer To Fall


My favorite season Fall is slowly coming around the corner, and that means starting to think more about fall fashion. I’ve always been someone who tries to wear items I love all year round, which has influenced what items I buy. I’ve come to realize that most of my favorite types of clothing pieces can be worn in both seasons, so I thought I would share my 5 favorite fashion items for the summer to fall time!


Bandanas have been everywhere this year, and I’m so happy about this because I love them so much! They are a perfect, inexpensive way to change up an outfit you’ve worn many times. I love wearing them around my neck for an added pop of color to a neutral outfit, but they also work great as a hair accessory or tied on a purse.

My favorite place to buy bandanas is Madewell! Their bandanas feel like a dream and the different color and design choices are perfect for picking what fits your personal style. I have been loving red this year so it’s no surprise I picked this red design one. I’ve also gotten some from Target and Aerie that I really like too.

Button Down Blouses

I love button down blouses any time of the year, but especially in the months from summer to fall because they can be styled many different ways. They look great tucked into high waisted denim shorts and sandals for the summer. For the cooler months wearing them tucked into jeans with loafers or sneakers is a favorite outfit of mine. And you can even wear them layered under sweaters when it starts getting colder out.

This striped collared button down blouse is from an online boutique and is sadly sold out, but my absolute favorite place for these types of blouses is Uniqlo! I have their rayon collared button down blouse in 3 different colors now, and they are the perfect wardrobe staple. Not only are they easy to style and don’t shrink in the wash, but at $20 you can’t beat the amazing quality or price.

Big Purses

During the early summer months smaller cross body bags are my go-to, but as it starts cooling off I tend to love carrying bigger bags with me. This way I can fit a light jacket in there for the evenings or colder places, but still carry my other belongings too. My two favorite styles of larger bags are tote bags and backpack purses. Tote bags are great for any day, but I especially love backpack purses for busy, on the go days where having your hands free is a big help.

Good Fitting Denim

Denim that fits you well and makes you feel good is a must for any time of the year, but I do love wearing it no matter how hot it is. Denim shorts are my favorite for the summer time (this pair from Zara has been the only pair I’ve worn this year), and I love wearing jeans rolled up for the slightly cooler month.

With denim it’s all about finding the right style and fit for you. For me when it comes to denim, it will always be high waisted. My favorite jeans of all time are the ASOS Farleigh high waisted mom jeans. If you haven’t tried them I highly recommend them, although size up on the length since they will shrink the first time you wash them.

Light Jackets

And last but not least are light jackets! Since evenings tend to get cooler during the end of summer and most places tend to feel like you’re in an icebox, I always leave my house with a light jacket. My favorite kinds are denim jackets, rain jackets, “leather” jackets, and knit cardigans. Uniqlo and Target are my two favorite places to buy these kinds of jackets!

And those are my 5 favorite fashion items for the summer to fall time! I’m super excited for the cooler weather to come, and to be able to share more fall outfits in the future. What item is your must have for these in-between season months?


74 responses to “5 Favorite Fashion Items For Summer To Fall”

  1. Katherine says:

    Button down blouses are one of my favorites too, I love it all year!

  2. Valeria Chizhova says:

    I like the combination of bandana with a leather jacket! I definitely will wear it in fall

  3. Rach says:

    I’m starting to think about Fall fashion too! This outfit nails it! It’s such a perfect transitional look!!

  4. Hannah says:

    Part of me doesn’t want to start focusing on fall fashion yet, as it’s still so hot here, but I love everything you’ve picked out! Especially the button down blouses xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • Kara Callahan says:

      I’m feeling the same way with the heat here, but I can’t help it with my love for fall fashion. And thank you Hannah! I’m glad you liked all the items x

  5. These are wonderful transitional items! I love this casual chic look.

  6. You look beautiful! The bandanas are a big obsession of mine right now, though I seem unable to find the only one I have. I love the contrasts of this outfit, so elegant and classic, yet stylish and fresh

    Natalia | Lindifique

    • Kara Callahan says:

      Thank you so much Natalia! I can’t get enough of bandanas right now, and I hope you find the one you have soon x

  7. Janet says:

    Beautiful photos lovely! I love denim all year round too! You look great in your hat and bandana.

    Janet xx

  8. Shauna says:

    This is the perfect transition look! It’s always so hard between seasons to know what to wear, but you pulled it off perfectly!


  9. Your shorts are so cute, I love the scarf too

  10. Uzo o says:

    Denims are one of favourite items all year round . I get excited when I finally find the right fit and mostly get mine from Asos too. Great post !

  11. These are all great fall items and you look awesome darling. I don’t want to think about fall just yet!


  12. Nina says:

    Nice hat dear!
    Have a great day! xx

    La ilusión de Nina –

  13. what a perfect transition look! love this blog post x
    have a wonderful day!

  14. Quinn says:

    Bandanas are one of my favorite accessories that I always forget about! I love how you styled everything, babe xx

    • Kara Callahan says:

      Thank you Quinn! I’ve only started wearing bandanas this year but I don’t think I’ll ever stop wearing them x

  15. Ashley says:

    I have a stack of bandanas that I need to dip into more often- you are looking so COOL here, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  16. I really like your outfit! It is so cute and chic! Also I like your selection for Autumn! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Mariann Yip says:

    I love wearing button down tops year round, adore this outfit!

  18. Gabrielle says:

    Good fitting denim is such an essential, couldn’t agree more! I’ve forever been obsessed with skinny jeans haha, so they’re perfect to pair with lightweight blouses as the weather starts to change. Brilliant styling tips in this post babe! x

    • Kara Callahan says:

      Thank you so much Gabrielle! I haven’t worn skinny jeans in a year or two but I use to love styling them the same way x

  19. Narhee says:

    Love this transition look!

    Narhee | Made in Mauve

  20. Radi says:

    Ohhh yeah I love a great button down with easy to wear leggings.
    Awesome fashion picks!

  21. Kathrin says:

    I love how you wore the bandanna. It’s such a fun way to add some color to a look. My favorite summer/fall item is a light jacket though since I’m always cold even in the summer.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

    • Kara Callahan says:

      Thank you Kathrin! I’m usually cold even during summer too so a light jacket is always a good idea x

  22. Vivian says:

    This is such a lovely outfit Kara! Love the bandana as well! Such a nice touch to your outfit 😉

    Vivian x

  23. good denim is a must for transitioning into autumn. I can’t wait for full on autumn fashion.

  24. Anna says:

    Can´t believe fall is almost here! It´s so hot this year in Europe! I love the button down blouses and big purses, can´t wait to wear more autumn looks!

    Have a great weekend!

  25. Jessica says:

    Great picks you have here dear! Love the cute and sassy summer/fall transition look. That bandana is such a chic touch.

    Jessica |

  26. katie says:

    Love these pics! Your scarf is so cute and perfect for transitioning!


  27. Can’t agree more with 5 favorite fashion items summer to fall you brought up in here.
    Bandanas and button down blouses probably my fav, but all of the lists is perfect!
    You look lovely in that outfit btw! x

  28. Katya says:

    Your outfit looks so lovely and well selected. Your top 5 pick all together in 1 outfit looks great. This such a lovely outfit.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  29. E. says:

    My fav are bandanas! But I have to confess that, actually, I don’t feel how weather change day by day, the change is more huge from Summer to Winter and from Winter to Summer. There is not a long period from Spring or Autumn because or we have too hot or too cold, probably it is climate change 🙁

    • Kara Callahan says:

      That’s interesting! I definitely feel it more from summer to winter or winter to summer too, but where I live it’s so hot during the summer that once it cools off a bit it’s fall.

  30. i.b. says:

    Jackets, scarves, hats, chokers and big; knit; chunky sweaters… I think fall fashion is my favorite thing. No, wait. Maybe after string lights and big smiles. Loved the post! Noted down the bandanas and the light jackets!

  31. Nicky says:

    Everything looks so pretty!!

    Brooklyn Glam

  32. Elise says:

    Great tips and lovely look! Your backpack is fabulous!

    xx, Elise

  33. Really nice photos! I love your outfit dear!
    Have a great weekend!

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