Most of the country is still boiling hot, so we’re not quite ready to embrace fall fashion. However, we can’t help but be swayed by all of the darker hues, rich leather, and layering opportunities that await. If you’re sick of summer brights, there are ways to stay cool in a summer dress while embracing all that autumn style has to offer.

We adore this navy Uniqlo shirt dress– it’s so comfortable and versatile! While the weather stays warm, we suggest contrasting the dark color with tans, browns, or greys. A skinny belt, simple ballet flats, and a basic tote embrace the frock’s simplicity.

Once the weather cools, bring in burgundy, leather, and maybe just a hint of leopard print. It’s the perfect fall color combo, playing off of the ever-changing leaves. To protect yourself from the bite in the air, you’ll want a heavier jacket. We’re digging this Topshop bomber. Layering textures in fall is our favorite fashion trick!!

Lastly, we’ve included a few of our favorite lip treatments. Summer heat and sun damage always leave our lips peeling. These three picks (a scrub, treatment, and balm) will help keep your kisser soft before the dry air kicks in.

Shop Rue: NOW: 1. Belt // 2. Dress // 3. Bag // 4. Lip Balm // 5. Lip Treatment // 6. Flats // LATER: 1. Earrings // 2. Dress // 3. Bag // 4. Booties // 5. Lip Scrub // 6. Jacket