Posted: Sep 05, 2013 9:00 AM
Fall doesn't mean tucking away your favorite white pants and summer frocks. Adding the right pieces to your fall wardrobe will make it simple to get more wear out of your summer favorites.

Finding the perfect white jeans, white pants that flatter or a white summer sundress that fits like a glove can take countless shopping trips — so putting them away for the season can sting. The old adage about never wearing white after Labor Day has been trumped by fashion trends, but it's important to change the way you wear your favorite white pieces once fall arrives. Fall accessories can help transition your summer whites all the way through to winter white wool.

Cover your shouldersJCREW Cardigans

Nothing says, "you should save your sundresses for July" like shivering in the cooler air. Pull on a cardigan in a fall shade to take your dress from summer staple to fall favorite. J. Crew has a wide variety of colors, patterns and fabrics from which to choose. We love the fun fall Diamond Dot pattern of the Collection Featherweight Cashmere Cardigan ($268) and the Classic Merino Long Cardigan in Warm Cocoa or Heather Rose ($90), both available at

Trade in straw for fall fabrics

Kate Spade Cloche

You may have worn a summer straw hat with your sundress this summer to help protect your face from the sun, but transitioning to fall means thinking about the fabric and weight of your accessories. Throw on the kate spade new york wool cloche and turn a messy side ponytail into a fashion statement (Nordstrom, $128).

Tailor your look for fall

LOFT Custom Stretch Notched Collar Blazer

A neat blazer takes your white jeans and white pants from casual to sophisticated. The Custom Stretch Notched Collar Blazer from LOFT is sleek and flattering (LOFT, $128). The notched collar is a little detail that adds a touch of surprise and modernity to the classic shape.

Choose close-toe shoes

Austin Spiked-Toe Suede Loafers

Summer sandals are the best way to show off your pedicure, but fall shoes are an easy way to update white fashions. The loafer is on-trend this fall, and the Austin Spiked-Toe Suede Loafers from CIRCUS by Sam Edelman add a bit of edgy detail to the classic shoe shape (Lord & Taylor, $90).

Paint your pout with fall's hottest shade

MAC Au Currant collage

Always ready to take makeup trends to the most dramatic level, M·A·C Cosmetics shows how to do the fall's hottest lip: Lipstick in Ruby Woo ($15), Chromagraphic Pencil in Rich Purple ($15) and Clear Lipglass ($15), all available at Three products for one beautifully burgundy gloss may seem like overkill but don't forget — you're saving money by wearing this summer's jeans!

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