Fashion seasons are totally a clever marketing tactic, so why do we subscribe to them so easily? Instead of transitioning your closet as fall approaches, try expanding upon your summer wardrobe with items like these that are classic, timeless, and useful year-round.
Make Up For Ever Matte Bronzer Don’t worry: even though bronzer was originally intended to imitate the look of sun-darkened skin, wearing it doesn’t mean you’ll end up resembling Tan Mom. Apply a sparing amount to the apples of your cheeks for a cocoa-tinted flush of color in cold weather and finish the look with black mascara and a red lip. Bronzer is also great for adding a glow to darker skin tones, and it can add dimension to anyone’s bone structure. This matte formula by Make Up For Ever is more mature than other shimmer-heavy options you’ll find during the summer.
Diane von Furstenberg Hanover Zebra-Print Scarf Thin scarves are one of our favorite ways to accessorize during warm weather -- they shield sunlight and add color to simple summer looks, plus safeguard against the chill from an overactive a/c. However, when paired with a neutral sweater and skinny jeans, there’s no reason you can’t carry them into your fall wardrobe. This soft wash of feminine colors adds a funky, abstract element to an otherwise casual outfit. The pattern is fun, but as long as it’s worn with desaturated neutrals, it won’t look too busy. Plus, it’s perfect for layering -- drape it around your neck during chilly fall mornings, then tie it around your bag when the afternoon heats up.
Rachel Roy Lace Trim Sleeveless Shell This summer on Sociology of Style, we’ve had a lot of conversations about when to bare your skin. Whatever your thoughts are, it generally becomes less of a good idea to do so as the seasons change and weather gets colder. However, a good sleeveless top in a classic shape and neutral color can remain part of your wardrobe year-round. Pair this option by Rachel Roy with a cream blazer -- a trendless look that’s perfect for fall layering.
Sephora Mattifying Moisturizer/Sunscreen We know you get it -- sunscreen is important! However, beauty routines must adapt to changes in weather, and so should your sunscreen (it should be PART of your beauty routine!) This Sephora formula has a ton of features that make it an especially apt cool-weather sunscreen. It features extra moisturizers -- perfect for many skin types which dry out as the mercury drops. The best part is that it also features mattifying agents, so your skin won't look too oily -- dewy skin, after all, is much more at home with shine-heavy summer looks. The matte finish makes this sunscreen a perfect base for winter makeup, which can afford to be a little heavier, since you won't be sweating it all off. Don’t worry about clogging your pores, either -- this formula is noncomedogenic.
Rory Beca V-Neck Jumpsuit Rompers -- they're the summery, stylish cousin of your casual shorts-and-tank-top uniform, just a little dressier and easier to throw on. That's also the case with jumpsuits, which you shouldn't be afraid to adopt into your year-round wardrobe. A nice, basic black one like this Rory Beca option has all the appeal of a monochrome blouse-and-pants uniform, but it's even easier to dress in the morning -- no matching or fussing, just throw a colorful jacket or fitted cardigan on top. Plus, just like the LBDs you wear most often, they're effortless and casual but can be dressed up by your choice in accessories. We love this silk-blend jumpsuit because it's got all the elegance of the silky pants trend you've been seeing recently, but it's so much easier in terms of getting a look together quickly -- so you can drag your chilled-out summer mentality into the rest of the year.