Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer, even if there are still quite a few warm days ahead. School is back in session and life leaves vacation mode. A few tweaks can add fall flavor to your outfits without burdening you with heavy layers.
For a casual look, choose half or three quarter sleeve lengths and cropped or ankle pants instead of shorts and tank tops. Even just a couple extra inches can make your look feel more autumnal. Add a scarf in darker neutrals or jewel tones and swap out your brightly colored summer purse for something a little more subdued. There are plenty of scarves that are made of a light enough material that you won't swelter, and if the temperatures get high enough, you can take it off and tie it to the handle of your bag. To add a bright pop, I choose a pink shoe that plays off one of the accent colors in the scarf.
As the weather gets cooler, you can choose pieces with longer sleeve and pant lengths, as well as darker wash denim. Although fall colors tend to be darker and richer, they don't have to be boring. Jewel tones look great on many people and cold weather fabrics, such as tweeds, add interesting textures to the mix. The neon brights of summer will soon be retired for the season, but you can still look brilliant.