6 Timeless Trends for Re-Wearing Your Summer Denim in Fall

FALL 2017
By Catherine Conelly for Modern Muse

Denim is kind of like pizza — it's good at every temperature (admit it: cold pizza is still delicious). The point is that you don't have to pack your cute denim dress away when the cooler weather sets in. You can give all your summer denim a fall makeover to get more life out of your wardrobe staples. In fact, fashion influencers have been doing it for years. The best part? These trends are dependable and can help carry your closet from season to season, year after year. Here are some looks from the last couple of years that are still as relevant as ever.

Denim Skirt + Cardigan

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If you've been loving the denim skirt comeback, you're in luck. Turning this summer fave into a fall staple is pretty simple, and fashion blogger Stella Wants to Die shows it off perfectly. Simply throw a sweeping cardigan over your long-sleeve shirt (fall is all about layers, right?), and then slip into some knee-high boots. Steve Madden's Nielas are a great choice, and since you're saving money by repurposing your denim, why not treat yourself to some new boots? If you need an extra layer in the mix, simple black tights will add extra fall flare.

Denim Skirt + Poncho

Not a cardigan person? No sweat – fashion blogger Kyrzayda Rodriguez has another idea. Rock your favorite pair of black boots and pair your denim skirt with a poncho and belt. Nordstrom has a variety of poncho styles to satisfy simple style-minded gals, or, if you're more into a bohemian look, try Anthropologie's Rishikesh Poncho.

Denim Overalls + Bold, Beautiful Outerwear

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Blue on blue on blue on blue. The lovely Blair Eadie of Atlantic Pacific shows how the same overalls paired with a tee in summer can look just as sharp with a long-sleeve shirt and coat in fall and winter. Nordstrom carries Tahari's Tessa Wool Blend Coat in lapis blue, which will achieve this same look. Bonus: Score the same Converse kicks in Nordstrom's shoe department while you're there.

Denim Dress + Leather Jacket

There's nothing quite like a little denim dress in the summer. Come fall, break out your leather jacket, a simple pair of tights, and black booties, and your LDD will live to see another season. (If you don't have a denim dress, Nordstrom now sells Topshop, which is where fashion blogger Rita Saraci of Fishnets and Rainbows snagged this one.) In need of a leather jacket? Opt for Madewell's Washed Leather Motorcycle Jacket or for something more affordable, ZARA's Leather Effect Jacket.

Denim Cutoffs + Chunky Sweater

Cutoff shorts are the ultimate summer staple, but the style also looks pretty rockin' with a chunky sweater in fall as seen on this #OOTD by fashion blogger Kat Tanita. And if you want the look to last you all season, you can score black tights at H&M for 10 dollars.

Denim Overalls + Scarf + Heels

If you particularly love your overalls, try another look from Kyrzayda. A crossbody bag, heels and a colorful scarf go a long way in making this denim look all fall, all day. When the weather gets too chilly, switch up the heels for ankle boots.