Earlier this week, I shared my first fall outfit and while I am super excited about wearing these types of outfits full time, let's be honest, it is still H-O-T most days of the week. Today I'm sharing an easy way to get the best of both fall & summer clothing by making your fall booties work in the summer heat. 

1. Pair your booties with a dress.  I happen to love the combo of a dress, tights and boots during the fall & winter and this look can easily be transitioned to be worn now with bare legs and a mini dress.  

2. Stick to light colors.  Black suede booties are one of my favorite pairs to wear, but in 90 degree weather, they just aren't going to cut it. I thought I was crazy to buy a pair of off-white booties a few seasons back but have been shocked at how much usage I get out of them. They are one of my favorite pairs to wear year round!  Other great options are tan or light gray. These are great light colored neutrals that are appropriate for warm weather.

Bonus tip: Find a pair of booties with a peep toe or cutouts.  There's nothing more summer-y than showing off that perfect pedicure.

Dress: c/o American Eagle | Booties: Rag & Bone (similar or more affordable) | Clutch: similar | Sunglasses: c/o Polette Eyewear (similar)

Michelle Paige

PS. An outfit like this one also happens to be perfect for Labor Day weekend :)