Fall Outfit Ideas: What to Wear in Fall When It’s Still Hot

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Women's fall outfits for warm weather.

What to Wear In Fall

Living in Florida can make fall feel a bit like a tease. We want to wear the sweaters and plaid shirts but it’s still in the 90s. I used to feel sad seeing friends up North wearing their cute boots and drinking PSLs in late September but I’ve figured out that I can create cute early fall outfits that work when the weather is still too warm for the usual fall wardrobe staples.

I’ve come with a few fall wardrobe trips that can carry you from the early fall heat through to cooler days. As always, I’ve include links to the pieces and how to shop. I’m also including how to wear the pieces now when it’s hot and later when the weather cools down.

Get Basic Tees in Fall Colors

This has been one of my favorite fall style tips for years. I may not be able to wear the mustard fall sweater in September but I CAN grab a mustard t-shirt. I grabbed a few Madewell tees in autumn colors that I can wear with shorts or boyfriend jeans now and then add a cardigan or blazer later when the weather cools.

My Madewell Tees (size down 1): https://amzn.to/3eA4rBN

Budget Friendly Target V-Necks (true to size): https://bit.ly/3kTc6fd

Madewell fall color t-shirts.

Wear It Now and Wear It Later:

Mustard tee shirts for fall outfits now and later with bootcut jeans and plaid shacket.

The bootcut jeans are Levi’s Signature and my favorite bootcut. They have just right amount of stretch and fit TTS. They come in regular, tall, and short sizes. I’m wearing them in a 12 short. The shacket is an Nordstrom Sale find and SO soft. It feels like a polar fleece jacket instead of scratchy wool.

Dresses with Fall Patterns or Colors

A short sleeve dress in a fall floral or color is a great way to bring an autumn feel to your outfit when the weather is still hot. Once the weather cools down you can swap your sandals for booties and add a denim jacket or cardigan to transition it.

Wear It Now and Wear It Later:

Amazon fall floral dress outfits.

You can apply the same concept to t-shirt dresses which are a summer staple for me. Add a cardigan or denim jacket with sneakers for a quick, casual outfit. Opt for fall colors to feel in season.

navy blue t-shirt dress outfits for fall with cardigan, denim jacket and new balance sneakers.

Fall Florals

Grab a top in a fall floral pattern and pair it with denim shorts and sandals. You can trade the shorts for jeans and boots later.

Fall floral tunic blouse top form amazon with Levi's bootcut jeans and Steve Madden booties

This is another fall floral blouse I love that has short sleeves:

fall floral blouse from amazon

I would be remiss not to share this darling Fall Floral dress- I just love the beige colors.

Entire outfit linked here (dress is TTS, large): https://amzn.to/3BRGoYc 

Add Fall Accessories

Even if it isn’t sweater weather just yet you can always add fall accessories like a felt hat or a trendy bag. It will help give your outfit fall vibes.

Felt Hat

A felt hat is a quinisential fall accessory. I like this one from Amazon: https://amzn.to/3Db40rU 

Tan felt hat from amazon


Curved Handbags

There were lots of curved handbags on the runways for fall. I’ve rounded up some budget friendly options to get the look for less. I would look for neutral or fall colors for these.

Shop them all here: https://amzn.to/3RyJ4PlFall trend curved handbags. 9 purses for fall 2002


Wear Booties With a Dress

This one I feel depends on just how hot the weather is where you are. I can handle booties as long as the temps drop below 85. Any hotter and it’s too much. But it’s a good way to get more mileage out of your fall booties. With the cute western booties that are trending I feel like you could also pair them with a denim skirt or even jean shorts.

Updated version of my booties: https://bit.ly/3ep2ckq

Similar Amazon pair: https://amzn.to/3D6Sqh9 

Steve Madden booties with a dress outfit.


I hope these tips help you to out together your warm weather fall outfits while we wait for cooler weather. Let me know in the comments what your favorite fall style tips are.







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