Transitioning Your Summer Tops Into Fall

I live in North Carolina, which is known for its’ crazy weather! It stays summertime warm well into October. My sisters and I used to joke that it never gets cold until the night of Halloween, and we would be so upset about having to wear a coat over our costumes! Suffice it to say, Summer blouses and tops are still a Fall staple for us Southern girls!

I get a lot of my blouses from JC Penney, as I loooove their Worthington line for work blouses and casual knits. Many of their short sleeved or sleeveless blouses are thin enough to be worn seamlessly with a cardigan, jean, or moto jackets in the Fall! I’m showcasing two of my favorite summer blouses from the Worthington line, and hopefully providing a little inspiration on how to take your fave summer pieces into Fall!

Printed blouse by Worthington
This pretty blouse is my absolute favorite from the Worthington line! Unabashedly summery with its pretty pastel print, and ruffled neck and sleeve detail, this top is so feminine and lovely!

How to Transition: Summer sleeveless tops play nicely with lightweight blazers for Fall! I completed this look with caramel colored pumps, but ankle boots, or even riding boots would look very chic with this blazer. This blouse is quite thin, and will also pair well with a belted cardigan!

Printed blouse by Worthington
Printed blouse by Worthington
Printed blouse by Worthington
Printed blouse by Worthington

Printed blouse by Worthington

Floral Pussybow blouse by Worthington

This cornflower blue floral print blouse is such a staple piece for me! I often wore it to work with navy slacks, or a pencil skirt, but I also love pairing it with denim, as seen above! One feature I love is the tie front accent, which can be worn higher at the neck (for a sexy secretary look) or tied loosely for a more casual look, as I did in the photo.

How to Transition: I paired this top with open toed booties, which are such a perfect shoe for Fall! These boots are from Charlotte Russe. Blouses like this are also perfect for wearing under boyfriend Cardigans or long knitted Dusters.

Floral Pussybow blouse by Worthington
Enjoy the background scenery! I was visiting family in Gastonia, NC and took advantage of the cool weather for a photo shoot! Thank You to my niece, Madison McCluney, for being my guest photographer!

Floral Pussybow blouse by Worthington

Floral Pussybow blouse by Worthington

Floral Pussybow blouse by Worthington

 I’ve picked out some of my favorite blouses from the Worthington line at JC Penney that will be perfect for Fall! Use my Transition tips above for the sleeveless and short sleeve tops! Shop the widget below – be sure to scroll all the way through!

Get the rest of my look here! (My blazer is no longer available so I linked one that’s very similar!)

See ya next time!

New York & Company

Ann Taylor


Fashion, Lifestyle, and Travel blogger, based in NC.


  1. I liked your tips but living in NJ I know it will get cold before long. I like the ones you recommend and the price…very nice.

    1. TheSuburbanSocialite

      Thank you! I’m glad you liked the tips!

  2. Love the look on you.

  3. So much sass going on in here girl! love that blue blazer on you!

    Courtney Bentley ||

  4. Peep toe booties are my go-to transitional piece!
    Jen from

  5. Beautiful has never owed you one thing Amber. I’m loving it!!

  6. Your outfits make me smile, I love love love a great print and pop of color!

  7. I love the jacket from outfit one! That blue is stunning. I live in Texas and it’s nearly warm all year around so if we do get a burst of cold air I do as you did and through a blazer or cardigan over my summer tops. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I favor the Worthington line as well. Even though it is a great work item, I find that I can dress it up or down for many needs. The material washes and dry clean well?

  9. I love this post!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Love the recommendations. Unfortunately, I live in the bay area and we have no fall- this is literally my year round wardrobe, 😀

  11. Thanks for sharing, this looks great! I’ll be checking my wardrobe for nice jackets, maybe that will save me from splurging on new winter stock 😉

  12. I love these looks! I’m from a North Carolina too!


  13. I am obsessed with both of your looks! So gorgeous!


  14. these blouses are so pretty and will def carry into fall!

  15. Great tips! I wish I had move time to wear transitional pieces in my state. Love your attire in all of your pictures,

  16. I haven’t been to JC Penny in years… BRB going to check them out 🙂 You look great!!!!

  17. Those colours just make your skin pop and glow! You are killing it in those outfits!!!

  18. All I could think about was how my mom made me wear snow pants UNDER the shorts of my Wonder Woman costume. That’s Canada for you!

    Great post and great finds!

  19. Cute blazer – fits you exactly right. Here in Indiana it is all about layers in September. It can be chilly in the morning then 90 in the afternoon. It is crazy!

  20. Loving that blue blazer! Very pretty! xo Jana |

  21. Both of these looks are terrific! I especially love the first with that blue jacket. I love how both looks could work for work or play. <3

    Fifteen Minutes to Flawless

    1. TheSuburbanSocialite

      Thank you so much!! You are one of my fave bloggers, so that means a lot! ?

  22. I really like the color of the blazer! Looking great!

  23. All of these looks are so pretty and chic!! You are gorgeous!!

  24. I love the Blazer and floral top! You are too cute

  25. This look is gorgeous! I love how it’s still bright and summery but not too bright. Perfect!

    1. TheSuburbanSocialite

      Thank you so much!

  26. Wow, this is a great idea! I didn’t think I can use summer tops for fall too. Thank you for sharing.

    1. TheSuburbanSocialite

      Thank you! Yes!!! I try to get as much mileage out of wardrobe as possible!

  27. thefashionableaccountant

    I am going to take my summer tops into fall as long as possible haha. Great tips babe!!

  28. I love the look of summery tops under jackets and cardigans. Its also very helpful for those hot flashes to be able to quickly remove layer.

  29. I’m loving outfit #1 – the color completements your skin so beautifully!

  30. I love both of your outfits and would totally wear them myself! Love the blue / teal blazer, especially! One of my favorite colors and shades. Weather? Well, in Maine, we sometimes have frost in October (“frost on the pumpkins”) … even snow for Halloween!

  31. Great tips I’ve been using blazers a lot lately too. I’m trying to resist bring out a sweater.

  32. fabulous guide and tips you got here, I prefer the outfit number 1, well the second is great as well but 1 is more attractive. thanks for sharing!

  33. These looks are great! Loving the colour of that blazer:) Thanks for sharing!

  34. You look fantastic in both looks! I really love the colors of fall so I wear a lot of orange and mustard yellow. But your pops of blue make me want to incorporate more of those.

  35. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    I like Look # 2. I am more of a casual dresser so that really appealed to me. The blazer looks great too. Putting it on can help shift from casual to formal in a flash. 🙂

  36. You look gorgeous my dear! Love the colors!

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