How to Wear A Summer Maxi Dress for Fall

How to wear a light summer maxi dress during fall | summer to fall transition outfit

Dear Shanondoah,

I don’t know about you, but I’m still holding on to some of my summer dresses. October? What? When did that happen? Luckily we’ve been having good fall weather. Most days I go out with a jacket but don’t actually wear it, which means I can definitely still get away with a chiffon maxi dress. Not all of my summer dresses are suitable for early fall, but this one has a season-neutral print in darker colors. Not so difficult to transition with a loose, dark sweater and burgundy bag.

My eyes are definitely only half-open in every photo. Sometimes you just have those weeks that completely wipe you out. Next time I’ll put on my matching red sunglasses.

How to wear a light summer maxi dress during fall

I love that this dress is split in the front. Makes taking long strides and walking up stairs a total breeze! Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend. I’m planning on sleeping in :)


  1. says

    I’m all for keeping summer alive as long as possible. I do need to get out my chiffon maxi for at least one more wear before the ‘big chill’ the weathermen are talking about.

  2. says

    Love this dress, it is fun to warm up a summer dress with a layer! I adore the boho vibe, and the Brass of glam on the belt! Perfect combo! I like the split for the reason you mention, We city girls need our long strides!
    Hope all is well!
    XX, Elle

  3. says

    I almost pulled out my chiffon maxi dress yesterday, but it was too wrinkled for me to wear (and I was too lazy to iron it). It certainly felt like summer with that humidity this week!