Style Your Sleeveless Dress for Fall

Photography by PowderxPaint.

It is hard to believe that fall will start in sunny southern California soon.  I am loving this beautiful always sunny weather with wearing my favorites summer staples and workout clothes.  One of my favorite summer staple is a dress! Dresses of all kinds actually!  But, let’s talk about how we can transition your basic summer sleeveless dress into fall fabulous-ness!

My mint green lace midi sleeveless dress is from Francesca’s.

Don’t you just love the mint color in this lace fit and flare midi dress I purchased at my local Francesca’s? This women’s chain clothing store offers playful, colorful, casual clothing and accessories.  I always find several pieces and accessories I must have.  This dress is one of them!

Though, I prefer more coverage on a dress I selected it because of its style, material, color and price.  I knew this would be an easy piece to style for more coverage and make it fall appropriate.

See my picks for a lace fit and flare midi dress that I also love: here, here, and here.

Sleeveless dresses can easily make the transition into fall by layering.

I am really trying to curb my shopping addiction and use pieces in my own closet to get me ready for fall.  It is satisfying to me to shop in my own closet and re-use items to create a totally new look!  This allows me to save for high quality wardrobe necessities and trendy seasonal items.  Let me show you TWO easy ways to style this gorgeous lace fit and flare midi dress using your basic denim jacket and classic white t-shirt.

A denim jacket is a wardrobe essential every woman should own.

TIP #1: Style Your Sleeveless Dress for Fall with a Denim Jacket

This demin jacket I am wearing from Forever21 has been in my wardrobe for years!  It is my go-to piece for warmth, style, and coverage.  The casual look of the denim jacket paired with the feminine lace of the dress creates a casual elegance that is flawless.  This outfit pairing looks great while you are shopping, out with the girls, and definitely on a special date with your man!

Check out my picks of the classic denim jacket you need in your closet: here, here, and here.

Accessorize your look with fun bracelets like this here, here, and here!
Camel or nude colored heels give the illusion of longer legs.

I love these camel colored heels from Sole Society because its neutral color, skinny heel, and lace up ‘gladiator style’ detail.  You can get the exact shoe here!  Camel or nude color heels should be a part of your closet because it gives the illusion of longer legs and allows your outfit to take center stage!  Here are a few of my favorites: here, here, and here.


Thoughtful layering with B*LETS layering t-shirts.

TIP #2: Style Your Sleeveless Dress for Fall with a T-Shirt or Layering Top

Finding the perfect layering top is important to me because I prefer the coverage when I can. The perfect layering top is somewhat fitted to allow me to tuck the material smoothly and has some give to it for mobility and stretch.  I have used many different types of t-shirts and specific layering tops in my time and this one white layering top from B*LETS is a favorite because it fulfills all of my requirements.  Plus, its sleeves has ruffled ribbons sewn into it for extra pizzazz!

Get this same layering t-shirt and it is on SALE: B*LETS ‘Tik Tak” in white for $21.95.  Let them know that I sent you! Make sure to check out their other layering essentials.

Sleeveless dresses paired with a layering top is on trend.
Shoes and purse do not have to match to look great!

My designer leather handbag from Steve Madden is a true find!  I actually spotted it in a backroom of a gently used, vintage and consignment thrift store called Collective Habit in Laguna Niguel, CA.  The classic brown leather and gold chain straps go with any look I can fabricate from my closet.  Love these brown leather handbags here, here and here too!

Summer won’t last too long which means stores will be ‘clearance-ing’ their seasonal apparel.  So, don’t by shy in picking up that sweet looking sleeveless top or dress because now you know with a classic denim jacket and/or t-shirt you will be entering fall in style (and staying warm too)!






  1. Amanda
    August 21, 2016 / 4:52 pm

    Such sound savvy advice!! I’m starting the hunt tomorrow for a Summer look I can take into Fall!

    • August 29, 2016 / 12:11 pm

      Hi Amanda! Thank you! I would love to shop with you! It would be so fun!!!

    • August 31, 2016 / 9:37 am

      Hi Amanda! So, thrilled this post is inspiring you! I can’t wait to see what you have created!

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