Switch from flimsy cardigan to tailored blazer
A cardigan is probably your go-to for staying warm in the AC in a sundress, but a dark blazer is an unexpected autumn-appropriate twist. Throw one over a lacy tank for an outfit you can wear straight to the office.
Maximize your maxi wear
Even though they cover your legs, shoulder-bearing maxi dresses can be surprisingly tough to wear in chilly temps. A cardigan can look frumpy, and blazers usually don’t look quite right. Instead, dig out a leather jacket for a layering element that fits the season. A leather jacket—and these other tips—will make your outfit look expensive too.