While we’re waiting for those consistently warmer days ahead, the weather loves to play fickle! One day it’s sunny and 60 degrees, the next day we’re shoveling snow. The unpredictability of the weather can make it difficult to switch your seasonal wardrobe, so we’ve come up with some outfit ideas that can take you from winter to spring with ease. See our winter to spring style inspiration below.

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This ice blue shade is all the rage this season, so wear it from winter to spring and get the most out of this trendy piece. In winter, style it with faux leather pants, ankle boots, and a faux fur vest. In spring, pair it with jeans, white sneakers, and a pretty pearl headband.

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This feminine floral skirt is a great piece no matter what the weather is. When it’s cold, wear it with a cozy sweater, warm socks, and knee-high boots. When the weather gets nicer, style it with a button down, lacy bralette, and sweet sweater-style mules.

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Take your LBD (long black dress) through all the seasons! In winter, pair it with a velvet blazer, velvet mules with jewel accents, and a jeweled belt. In spring, have fun with florals by adding these girly sneakers, a pink jean jacket, and a silky headscarf.

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Tweed is super chic right now, and this style is perfect for transitioning from bleak chilly days to breezy mild ones. Wear it with a turtleneck bodysuit, bootcut jeans, and tweed slingback pumps in winter; and with a satin cami, midi slip skirt, and nude slingback pumps in spring.

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Give us all the fall fashion! As much as we love saving money at F&T, we also love staying on trend. And it isn’t always easy to follow the season’s hottest styles without having to spend a little…that’s why we’re here to help. We’re back with our autumn edition of splurge vs. save so you can shop the best trends for less. See our autumn splurge vs save below!

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An olive green corduroy shirt is the perfect staple for fall! This one from L.L. Bean costs $60, while this one from H&M is only $30.

A simple white tank is a great layering piece. This version from Gap costs $20, while this version from Gap Factory is only $7.

Black ripped jeans are chic and fashion-forward. This pair from Old Navy costs $55, while this pair from Hollister is on sale for $20.

Suede boots scream fall and add instant style to any outfit! This pair from DSW costs $80, but this pair from Target is only $45.

A crossbody bag in a fun cheetah print adds a pop of personality. This version from Michael Kors is $258, while this version from Nordstrom Rack is only $75.

Carry your walk on the wild side over to your jewelry with these hoop earrings! These ones from Shop Premium Outlets are $149, but this style from Amazon is only $7.

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Give us all the fall fashion! As much as we love saving money at F&T, we also love staying on trend. And it isn’t always easy to follow the season’s hottest styles without having to spend a little…that’s why we’re here to help. We’re back with our autumn edition of splurge vs. save so you can shop the best trends for less. See our autumn splurge vs save below!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

An olive green corduroy shirt is the perfect staple for fall! This one from L.L. Bean costs $60, while this one from H&M is only $30.

A simple white tank is a great layering piece. This version from Gap costs $20, while this version from Gap Factory is only $7.

Black ripped jeans are chic and fashion-forward. This pair from Old Navy costs $55, while this pair from Hollister is on sale for $20.

Suede boots scream fall and add instant style to any outfit! This pair from DSW costs $80, but this pair from Target is only $45.

A crossbody bag in a fun cheetah print adds a pop of personality. This version from Michael Kors is $258, while this version from Nordstrom Rack is only $75.

Carry your walk on the wild side over to your jewelry with these hoop earrings! These ones from Shop Premium Outlets are $149, but this style from Amazon is only $7.

Shop the Splurge

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Give us all the fall fashion! As much as we love saving money at F&T, we also love staying on trend. And it isn’t always easy to follow the season’s hottest styles without having to spend a little…that’s why we’re here to help. We’re back with our autumn edition of splurge vs. save so you can shop the best trends for less. See our autumn splurge vs save below!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

An olive green corduroy shirt is the perfect staple for fall! This one from L.L. Bean costs $60, while this one from H&M is only $30.

A simple white tank is a great layering piece. This version from Gap costs $20, while this version from Gap Factory is only $7.

Black ripped jeans are chic and fashion-forward. This pair from Old Navy costs $55, while this pair from Hollister is on sale for $20.

Suede boots scream fall and add instant style to any outfit! This pair from DSW costs $80, but this pair from Target is only $45.

A crossbody bag in a fun cheetah print adds a pop of personality. This version from Michael Kors is $258, while this version from Nordstrom Rack is only $75.

Carry your walk on the wild side over to your jewelry with these hoop earrings! These ones from Shop Premium Outlets are $149, but this style from Amazon is only $7.

Shop the Splurge

Earrings
Crossbody Bag
Suede Boots
Ripped Jeans
Ribbed Tank
Corduroy Shirt
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Crossbody Bag
Suede Boots
Ripped Jeans
Ribbed Tank
Corduroy Shirt
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Crossbody Bag
Suede Boots
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It’s one of my most favorite seasons of the year…and I’m not talking about weather-wise, I’m talking about football season! I grew up in an environment of football watching and lovin’ fans my whole life. Growing up, we were a household divided, for my mom loved and rooted for the San Francisco 49ers, and my dad was a lifelong die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan. I, myself, root for the home team which includes all Philadelphia teams…Fly Eagles Fly, E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES! My own household now enjoys all of the festivities that come with football season – my hubby and I run our own fantasy football league, we have “Sunday Fun-days” with friends, yummy snacks and foods, and we wear our gear all while the games play. Speaking of game day gear…I love showing my team spirit whether it’s wearing a jersey, or color coordinating without necessarily sporting a team logo. Check out these NFL team pride looks below!

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Let’s start off with my home team, the Philadelphia Eagles! Coming off of their first win of the season over the New England Patriots, this team has a great palette of colors – green, black, white and silver – to play with. Whether you’re rooting for the birds at home or at Lincoln Financial Field located in the heart of Philly, you’re sure to make a statement with this outfit!

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The Carolina Panthers have a fun color palette with black, “Panther blue,” and silver – it’s the closest blue to my daughter’s favorite color, so I’m sure she’d root for this team just for the color! The Bank of America Stadium is based in Charlotte, NC, but represents both North and South Carolina states!

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It’s hard not to root for the Kansas City Chiefs, with a legendary coach like Andy Reid and a stellar QB in Patrick Mahomes. Even during last year’s Super Bowl, it was a hard loss for my team but a deserving win for the Chiefs. I’m not usually a fan of red, but when you pair it with gold and white, it does look very sharp. I always look forward to seeing what outfits Brittany Mahomes comes up with on the sidelines. I mean have you seen her style?!

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The Buffalo Bills had a tough loss in OT against the Jets this past week, but I’ll tell you what, you can’t really go wrong with the red and blue colors of their team. Add some white in there and their fans are always looking like the Fourth of July…how patriotic of them! You’ll see them in their blues at home games at Highmark Stadium and white when they’re on the road.

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Oh boy, here we go! I dislike giving them any type of spotlight haha, but they did just come off of an astounding 40-0 game over the New York Giants…so I guess, good game?! Anywho, you’ll spot a Dallas fan with their star emblem and blue, metallic silver, and white color scheme. We all love to hate the Dallas Cowboys, but I have to admit that I do like their simple colors.

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New York gets two football teams – no fair! Similar to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Jets colors are green and white. Both New York teams play at Metlife stadium which is near where the old Shea stadium is. There’s a sea of different colors depending on who’s playing what week!

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The New York Giants, another nemesis of “dem boys” in dark blue, red and white, also keep it patriotic. I used to root for this team back in high school – I was a Tiki Barber fan – and it was a fun handful of years to add to the family drama during football season, plus I didn’t look bad rockin’ their colors!

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This would be another team for my daughter to root for based on their team colors! The Miami Dolphins’ colors are aqua, orange, and white. The orange gives a nice color-blocking IMO…I could definitely get used to the vibe if I needed to! The aqua color is fitting since the Hard Rock Stadium is based in Miami Gardens in Florida!

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The good ol’ Cheese Head team! Dark green, gold, and white is a nice combo of colors. The touches of gold especially are a nice way to accessorize – a plain green hoodie, jeans, and fresh white kicks paired with some gold hoop earrings and a few bangles would be my go-to as a fan!

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Man, I miss Drew Brees – a class act on and off of the field! There’s just something about the old gold, black, and white combo that is just so classic and definitely gives off a great Gatsby vibe, too. Being a New Orleans based team, famous for Mardi Gras, I’m surprised their colors aren’t purple, green, and gold!

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The Denver Broncos, located in my birth state of Colorado! The Orange Crush – their colors are orange, white, and navy blue. I love a good Broncos get-up! The bold pop of orange does it for me, and it’s probably the only time I even really like that color, but it pairs so nicely with the navy blue! I’d rock the team spirit especially at a game at Empire field at Mile High, but only if Peyton Manning was still QB!

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New England Patriots – of course they have patriotic colors…red, blue, white with an added silver in there to be able to add some bling-bling! Since Tom Brady and “The Gronk” retired, are they even worth watching anymore?! Just kidding, I’m sure they’ll find a way to re-build with Mac Jones.

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Another Pennsylvania team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the official team of the show This is Us right?! I can definitely get with their colors of black, white and my favorite color yellow! So whats’s with the red in the logo, you may ask yourself…well…the hypocycloids represent the three materials used to make steel: coal, iron ore and steel scrap!

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It’s one of my most favorite seasons of the year…and I’m not talking about weather-wise, I’m talking about football season! I grew up in an environment of football watching and lovin’ fans my whole life. Growing up, we were a household divided, for my mom loved and rooted for the San Francisco 49ers, and my dad was a lifelong die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan. I, myself, root for the home team which includes all Philadelphia teams…Fly Eagles Fly, E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES! My own household now enjoys all of the festivities that come with football season – my hubby and I run our own fantasy football league, we have “Sunday Fun-days” with friends, yummy snacks and foods, and we wear our gear all while the games play. Speaking of game day gear…I love showing my team spirit whether it’s wearing a jersey, or color coordinating without necessarily sporting a team logo. Check out these NFL team pride looks below!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

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Let’s start off with my home team, the Philadelphia Eagles! Coming off of their first win of the season over the New England Patriots, this team has a great palette of colors – green, black, white and silver – to play with. Whether you’re rooting for the birds at home or at Lincoln Financial Field located in the heart of Philly, you’re sure to make a statement with this outfit!

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The Carolina Panthers have a fun color palette with black, “Panther blue,” and silver – it’s the closest blue to my daughter’s favorite color, so I’m sure she’d root for this team just for the color! The Bank of America Stadium is based in Charlotte, NC, but represents both North and South Carolina states!

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It’s hard not to root for the Kansas City Chiefs, with a legendary coach like Andy Reid and a stellar QB in Patrick Mahomes. Even during last year’s Super Bowl, it was a hard loss for my team but a deserving win for the Chiefs. I’m not usually a fan of red, but when you pair it with gold and white, it does look very sharp. I always look forward to seeing what outfits Brittany Mahomes comes up with on the sidelines. I mean have you seen her style?!

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The Buffalo Bills had a tough loss in OT against the Jets this past week, but I’ll tell you what, you can’t really go wrong with the red and blue colors of their team. Add some white in there and their fans are always looking like the Fourth of July…how patriotic of them! You’ll see them in their blues at home games at Highmark Stadium and white when they’re on the road.

TOP | BOTTOM | FOOTWEAR | ACCESSORY

Oh boy, here we go! I dislike giving them any type of spotlight haha, but they did just come off of an astounding 40-0 game over the New York Giants…so I guess, good game?! Anywho, you’ll spot a Dallas fan with their star emblem and blue, metallic silver, and white color scheme. We all love to hate the Dallas Cowboys, but I have to admit that I do like their simple colors.

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New York gets two football teams – no fair! Similar to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Jets colors are green and white. Both New York teams play at Metlife stadium which is near where the old Shea stadium is. There’s a sea of different colors depending on who’s playing what week!

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The New York Giants, another nemesis of “dem boys” in dark blue, red and white, also keep it patriotic. I used to root for this team back in high school – I was a Tiki Barber fan – and it was a fun handful of years to add to the family drama during football season, plus I didn’t look bad rockin’ their colors!

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This would be another team for my daughter to root for based on their team colors! The Miami Dolphins’ colors are aqua, orange, and white. The orange gives a nice color-blocking IMO…I could definitely get used to the vibe if I needed to! The aqua color is fitting since the Hard Rock Stadium is based in Miami Gardens in Florida!

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The good ol’ Cheese Head team! Dark green, gold, and white is a nice combo of colors. The touches of gold especially are a nice way to accessorize – a plain green hoodie, jeans, and fresh white kicks paired with some gold hoop earrings and a few bangles would be my go-to as a fan!

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Man, I miss Drew Brees – a class act on and off of the field! There’s just something about the old gold, black, and white combo that is just so classic and definitely gives off a great Gatsby vibe, too. Being a New Orleans based team, famous for Mardi Gras, I’m surprised their colors aren’t purple, green, and gold!

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The Denver Broncos, located in my birth state of Colorado! The Orange Crush – their colors are orange, white, and navy blue. I love a good Broncos get-up! The bold pop of orange does it for me, and it’s probably the only time I even really like that color, but it pairs so nicely with the navy blue! I’d rock the team spirit especially at a game at Empire field at Mile High, but only if Peyton Manning was still QB!

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New England Patriots – of course they have patriotic colors…red, blue, white with an added silver in there to be able to add some bling-bling! Since Tom Brady and “The Gronk” retired, are they even worth watching anymore?! Just kidding, I’m sure they’ll find a way to re-build with Mac Jones.

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Another Pennsylvania team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the official team of the show This is Us right?! I can definitely get with their colors of black, white and my favorite color yellow! So whats’s with the red in the logo, you may ask yourself…well…the hypocycloids represent the three materials used to make steel: coal, iron ore and steel scrap!

Some say that fall fashion is the best fashion (it’s us, we’re some). The cozy longsleeves, snuggly sweaters, gorgeous jackets…we’re here for it! Revamping your wardrobe for fall doesn’t have to break the bank though. Kristy and Krista shopped Temu for some of this season’s best styles at some really awesome prices. Wanna check it out yourself? Use our exclusive code afg61214 to get 50% off your order! See our Temu fall haul below.

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Kristy says: “I didn’t take this jumpsuit off after I put it on! I was pleasantly surprised with how it fit, and it’s comfortable! I could dress it up or down.”

This is such a cute piece for those summer to fall days. Pair it with a jean jacket for when it’s a little cooler!

Krista says: “I love love love this dress – but I wish I sized down!! It’s so comfy and I love the slits in it, it’s not sheer, and the material is nice! I debated washing it see if it shrinks a bit, but I’m scared to!”

This is a gorgeous dress for those still-warm September days, especially if you have a party or event to attend!

Krista says: “I bought this dress for an audition I have on Saturday (the character is bright and wacky). When I saw it, I knew it would be perfect to wear! Again, I wish I sized down – it lays very big – but the material is nice and I’m going to wear it anyway.”

Take this dress from summer to fall by styling it with cute boots for those chilly days!

Krista says: “Okay this was my total fail. The dress looked beautiful – nice enough to wear to a wedding (which is why I bought it) – but the material is basically sheer. I steamed it so much and it wouldn’t unwrinkle, and one arm sleeve was so so tight I could barely move my arm…but just one of them.”

We can’t love everything we buy every time, and we’re here to always give you honest reviews!

Kristy says: “This top was ok. It was slightly bigger than I would have liked, but it’s workable. If I switch out my jeans for dress pants and pumps, I bet that’d be nicer – stay tuned!”

 This is a trendy top that can definitely be worn for work or play!

Kristy says: “I seriously love everything about this top, except I wish the shoulders didn’t come so far out. Maybe I can manipulate it and get used to it, though.”

If you love big sleeves and big details, this is the top for you!!

Krista says: “This cardigan is so pretty with its detail and SO SOFT. I will be wearing this through the end of fall for sure!”

The cutout details in this sweater make it the perfect lightweight layer to take you from summer to fall and beyond!

Kristy says: “This sweater was pleasantly adorable. True to size, wearing a small. It’s definitely sheer so you’ll need to wear a bodysuit or tank. The sleeves are slightly glittery too which I love! “

This is such a feminine, flirty top! It’s understated enough to be worn for lots of occasions but has enough playful detail to spice it up!

Krista says: “I sized up in everything, scared that the clothes would run small, but I shouldn’t have! This sweater is so soft and comfortable and long enough to wear with leggings!”

Who doesn’t love a big cozy sweater in the fall?! This is giving total lounge vibes.

Kristy says: “Who’s getting ready for some football?! We are, especially rolling in the start of the season ON my daughter’s birthday…let’s go Eagles! I loved this pullover!”

Even if you’re just there for the gameday snacks, rock this pullover to show off some sporty style.

Kristy says: “At first I wasn’t sure how I felt about this top, but then it grew on me. Now I’m thinking of all the different ways I can incorporate it! Stay tuned!”

Subtle, surprise elements always turn a simple piece into a statement piece, and this sweater is no exception!

Kristy says: “This sweater was surprisingly thicker than I had expected it to be! Fantastic fall piece!”

We’re all about the snuggles, and this sweater is screaming “snuggle up with me!”

Kristy says: “I have wanted a jacket like this for years, ever since the first ad for it popped up on my timeline. It’s lightweight and a perfect fall piece! I plan to also pair it with leggings and boots!”

A dressy, versatile jacket is a wardrobe must-have! Clean, classic lines make this piece timeless.

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Some say that fall fashion is the best fashion (it’s us, we’re some). The cozy longsleeves, snuggly sweaters, gorgeous jackets…we’re here for it! Revamping your wardrobe for fall doesn’t have to break the bank though. Kristy and Krista shopped Temu for some of this season’s best styles at some really awesome prices. Wanna check it out yourself? Use our exclusive code afg61214 to get 50% off your order! See our Temu fall haul below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Kristy says: “I didn’t take this jumpsuit off after I put it on! I was pleasantly surprised with how it fit, and it’s comfortable! I could dress it up or down.”

This is such a cute piece for those summer to fall days. Pair it with a jean jacket for when it’s a little cooler!

Krista says: “I love love love this dress – but I wish I sized down!! It’s so comfy and I love the slits in it, it’s not sheer, and the material is nice! I debated washing it see if it shrinks a bit, but I’m scared to!”

This is a gorgeous dress for those still-warm September days, especially if you have a party or event to attend!

Krista says: “I bought this dress for an audition I have on Saturday (the character is bright and wacky). When I saw it, I knew it would be perfect to wear! Again, I wish I sized down – it lays very big – but the material is nice and I’m going to wear it anyway.”

Take this dress from summer to fall by styling it with cute boots for those chilly days!

Krista says: “Okay this was my total fail. The dress looked beautiful – nice enough to wear to a wedding (which is why I bought it) – but the material is basically sheer. I steamed it so much and it wouldn’t unwrinkle, and one arm sleeve was so so tight I could barely move my arm…but just one of them.”

We can’t love everything we buy every time, and we’re here to always give you honest reviews!

Kristy says: “This top was ok. It was slightly bigger than I would have liked, but it’s workable. If I switch out my jeans for dress pants and pumps, I bet that’d be nicer – stay tuned!”

 This is a trendy top that can definitely be worn for work or play!

Kristy says: “I seriously love everything about this top, except I wish the shoulders didn’t come so far out. Maybe I can manipulate it and get used to it, though.”

If you love big sleeves and big details, this is the top for you!!

Krista says: “This cardigan is so pretty with its detail and SO SOFT. I will be wearing this through the end of fall for sure!”

The cutout details in this sweater make it the perfect lightweight layer to take you from summer to fall and beyond!

Kristy says: “This sweater was pleasantly adorable. True to size, wearing a small. It’s definitely sheer so you’ll need to wear a bodysuit or tank. The sleeves are slightly glittery too which I love! “

This is such a feminine, flirty top! It’s understated enough to be worn for lots of occasions but has enough playful detail to spice it up!

Krista says: “I sized up in everything, scared that the clothes would run small, but I shouldn’t have! This sweater is so soft and comfortable and long enough to wear with leggings!”

Who doesn’t love a big cozy sweater in the fall?! This is giving total lounge vibes.

Kristy says: “Who’s getting ready for some football?! We are, especially rolling in the start of the season ON my daughter’s birthday…let’s go Eagles! I loved this pullover!”

Even if you’re just there for the gameday snacks, rock this pullover to show off some sporty style.

Kristy says: “At first I wasn’t sure how I felt about this top, but then it grew on me. Now I’m thinking of all the different ways I can incorporate it! Stay tuned!”

Subtle, surprise elements always turn a simple piece into a statement piece, and this sweater is no exception!

Kristy says: “This sweater was surprisingly thicker than I had expected it to be! Fantastic fall piece!”

We’re all about the snuggles, and this sweater is screaming “snuggle up with me!”

Kristy says: “I have wanted a jacket like this for years, ever since the first ad for it popped up on my timeline. It’s lightweight and a perfect fall piece! I plan to also pair it with leggings and boots!”

A dressy, versatile jacket is a wardrobe must-have! Clean, classic lines make this piece timeless.

It’s that awkward time of year when the weather can’t decide if it wants to hold on tight to the last couple weeks of summer or if it wants to dive headfirst into fall. This can make getting dressed every day a little difficult – do we pack away the hot-weather essentials in favor of their cooler counterparts? Or we do milk every last minute of getting to wear our summer staples? We’ve got a helpful solution for you. We’ve styled 10 different pieces for summer and fall so you can wear your wardrobe favorites no matter what the temperature is. See our summer to fall outfits below!

Tailored Shorts

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Summer: Pair these high-waisted tailored shorts with a cropped cami and strappy sandals in the summer.

Fall: For fall, throw on a mesh long sleeve top and swap out the sandals for heeled booties!

Ripped Jeans

Summer: Ripped jeans are a summer must-have! Style them with a simple tank and stylish platform sandals.

Fall: When it gets cool, rock this gorgeous fringe jacket and grab those suede ankle boots!

Skinny Jeans

Summer: Skinny jeans look great in the summer with a high-neck tank and comfy flip flops.

Fall: Cozy up in your favorite cardi for the fall and don the UGGs!

Overalls

Summer: Overalls are such an easy breezy piece for the hot weather! Style them with a short sleeve and sandals in summer.

Fall: In the fall, wear your overalls with a long sleeve bodysuit and those suede booties.

Faux Leather Pants

Summer: Faux leather can be for summer, too! Wear these cropped pants with a square neck tank and double-strap sandals in the heat.

Fall: When it gets chilly, pair them with a ruffled neck blouse and your heeled booties.

Maxi Skirt

Summer: Make this maxi skirt a summer-friendly style with a white tank and heels.

Fall: Switch your shirt to a gorgeous floral blouse for fall – you can keep the heels!

Midi Skirt

Summer: A midi skirt gets a subtly sexy spin with a ruched bodysuit and double-strap sandals during the summer.

Fall: In the fall, it becomes more work-appropriate paired with a sweater and dressy flats.

One-Sleeved Bodysuit

Summer: A one-sleeved bodysuit is such a fun piece, no matter the season! Wear it with shorts, a statement belt, and heels in the summer.

Fall: Pull out the palazzo pants for fall and voila! A simple seasonal change.

Bodycon Dress

Summer: A bodycon dress is so sleek in the summer! Keep it simple with strappy sandals.

Fall: For your fall activities, grab a flannel shacket and white high-top sneakers!

Patterned Dress

Summer: A patterned dress adds a little spice to your summer wardrobe! Let it do all the talking by styling it with coordinating platform sandals.

Fall: Bring it right into fall by wearing with a jean jacket and canvas sneakers!

photography of petal flower

It’s that awkward time of year when the weather can’t decide if it wants to hold on tight to the last couple weeks of summer or if it wants to dive headfirst into fall. This can make getting dressed every day a little difficult – do we pack away the hot-weather essentials in favor of their cooler counterparts? Or we do milk every last minute of getting to wear our summer staples? We’ve got a helpful solution for you. We’ve styled 10 different pieces for summer and fall so you can wear your wardrobe favorites no matter what the temperature is. See our summer to fall outfits below!

Tailored Shorts

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Summer: Pair these high-waisted tailored shorts with a cropped cami and strappy sandals in the summer.

Fall: For fall, throw on a mesh long sleeve top and swap out the sandals for heeled booties!

Ripped Jeans

Summer: Ripped jeans are a summer must-have! Style them with a simple tank and stylish platform sandals.

Fall: When it gets cool, rock this gorgeous fringe jacket and grab those suede ankle boots!

Skinny Jeans

Summer: Skinny jeans look great in the summer with a high-neck tank and comfy flip flops.

Fall: Cozy up in your favorite cardi for the fall and don the UGGs!

Overalls

Summer: Overalls are such an easy breezy piece for the hot weather! Style them with a short sleeve and sandals in summer.

Fall: In the fall, wear your overalls with a long sleeve bodysuit and those suede booties.

Faux Leather Pants

Summer: Faux leather can be for summer, too! Wear these cropped pants with a square neck tank and double-strap sandals in the heat.

Fall: When it gets chilly, pair them with a ruffled neck blouse and your heeled booties.

Maxi Skirt

Summer: Make this maxi skirt a summer-friendly style with a white tank and heels.

Fall: Switch your shirt to a gorgeous floral blouse for fall – you can keep the heels!

Midi Skirt

Summer: A midi skirt gets a subtly sexy spin with a ruched bodysuit and double-strap sandals during the summer.

Fall: In the fall, it becomes more work-appropriate paired with a sweater and dressy flats.

One-Sleeved Bodysuit

Summer: A one-sleeved bodysuit is such a fun piece, no matter the season! Wear it with shorts, a statement belt, and heels in the summer.

Fall: Pull out the palazzo pants for fall and voila! A simple seasonal change.

Bodycon Dress

Summer: A bodycon dress is so sleek in the summer! Keep it simple with strappy sandals.

Fall: For your fall activities, grab a flannel shacket and white high-top sneakers!

Patterned Dress

Summer: A patterned dress adds a little spice to your summer wardrobe! Let it do all the talking by styling it with coordinating platform sandals.

Fall: Bring it right into fall by wearing with a jean jacket and canvas sneakers!

The countdown to back-to-school is underway (for those who haven’t gone back yet), and this includes our teachers, too! If you’re the leading lady of your classroom, having a few wardrobe staples to rock all year ’round is essential! These teacher outfits from Macy’s will have you ruling the school…see our style inspo below.

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Denim is always in style! Pair this chic dress with flats or boots.

This button-up, belted dress is as comfy as it is cute. Pair it with slip-on sneakers or flats.

A sleeveless sweater paired with wide leg pants is a great look for fall!

Show off your wild side! This cheetah print dress is the perfect balance of fun and classy.

A sleek turtleneck with plaid pants gives off such a studious vibe.

This ribbed sweater with a sweetheart neckline looks adorable paired with drawstring pants.

A satin button-up top is always a good idea for the classroom! Pair it with skinny dress pants.

Or go full-on professional and pair those skinny dress pants with a blazer and simple black tee.

Loving the ruffles in this look! This ruffle-sleeve sweater looks so sweet paired with a long flowy skirt.

Take that flowy skirt and style it with a long-sleeve, collared sweater for those cooler days!

From the club to the classroom!! Just kidding – this snakeskin print bodycon skirt is toned down with a white tee and waterfall cardigan.

Or dress that skirt up with a solid-colored button-down blouse!

A patterned dress looks great in any classroom! The balloon sleeves on this one give it an extra dose of personality.

Or opt for a pretty patterned slip skirt with a ruffle-sleeve white tee!

Everyone has those days where they just want to be in a cozy cocoon. This grandpa-style cardigan styled with a white tee and hot pink pants is comfy but still stylish.

Pair your hot pink pants with a fitted black turtleneck for a more elegant look (Barbie energy, anyone?!).

Or rock your Barbie look with a hot pink zip tank and wide leg pants!

woman illustrating albert einstein formula

The countdown to back-to-school is underway (for those who haven’t gone back yet), and this includes our teachers, too! If you’re the leading lady of your classroom, having a few wardrobe staples to rock all year ’round is essential! These teacher outfits from Macy’s will have you ruling the school…see our style inspo below.

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Denim is always in style! Pair this chic dress with flats or boots.

This button-up, belted dress is as comfy as it is cute. Pair it with slip-on sneakers or flats.

A sleeveless sweater paired with wide leg pants is a great look for fall!

Show off your wild side! This cheetah print dress is the perfect balance of fun and classy.

A sleek turtleneck with plaid pants gives off such a studious vibe.

This ribbed sweater with a sweetheart neckline looks adorable paired with drawstring pants.

A satin button-up top is always a good idea for the classroom! Pair it with skinny dress pants.

Or go full-on professional and pair those skinny dress pants with a blazer and simple black tee.

Loving the ruffles in this look! This ruffle-sleeve sweater looks so sweet paired with a long flowy skirt.

Take that flowy skirt and style it with a long-sleeve, collared sweater for those cooler days!

From the club to the classroom!! Just kidding – this snakeskin print bodycon skirt is toned down with a white tee and waterfall cardigan.

Or dress that skirt up with a solid-colored button-down blouse!

A patterned dress looks great in any classroom! The balloon sleeves on this one give it an extra dose of personality.

Or opt for a pretty patterned slip skirt with a ruffle-sleeve white tee!

Everyone has those days where they just want to be in a cozy cocoon. This grandpa-style cardigan styled with a white tee and hot pink pants is comfy but still stylish.

Pair your hot pink pants with a fitted black turtleneck for a more elegant look (Barbie energy, anyone?!).

Or rock your Barbie look with a hot pink zip tank and wide leg pants!

It’s that time of year again…the summer is coming to a close and another school year approaches. What an array of mixed emotions that emerges from both and parents and students – you know what time it is…back-to-school shopping! We’ve done most of our BTS clothes shopping already and we thought that we would share the best deals that we found along the way!

Target

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Target offers a variety of great options for back-to-school shopping when it comes to their clothes and shoes. Target’s Cat & Jack line has been one of my go-to’s for years, and you can’t beat the $5 deals on leggings and tees. The leggings with the durable knees are offered in so many colors and patterns, so mixing and matching outfits is always fun. There is always a great selection for both boys’ and girls’ styles and often doesn’t disappoint. Don’t forget to shop the $7.99+ backpack deal too!

Old Navy

Old Navy – Tee’s and leggings, polos and graphics, shorts, dress and active-wear, Old Navy has got it all for BTS clothes shopping, starting at just $5! Right now, shop 50% off back-to-school essentials for girls and boys!!

Under Armour

Under Armour – Oh.Em.Gee…so Kristy was doing her BTS shopping with her family and she texted me to let me know that she had walked out of UA with a haul (pictured above) of a pair of shoes, a hoodie, two shirts, and two pair of joggers and only spent a total of $80!!!! I couldn’t believe it – I asked if she could go back and grab my size! They are currently offering 25% off on school gear and backpacks at the time of this post.

Carter’s

Carter’s – If graphics are your kids’ jam, then Carters is the place to shop! No matter what theme your kid is into, Carter’s has it covered, from Mario and Hot Wheels to Spiderman and everything else. From plaids and florals to solids and other whimsical prints, Carter’s can be your one-stop-shop for your preschoolers and kindergartners. Right now, shop up to 50% off activewear, dresses and more during the Rule the School sale!

The Children’s Place

The Children’s Place – Fellicia’s kids wear uniforms at their schools, and she found the best deals at the Children’s Place for her elementary-aged students. She was able to find options for both the end-of-summer and spring months as well as the upcoming fall and winter months. The entire site is up to 75% off + grab an extra 20% off at checkout with code GIMME20

Kohl’s

Kohl’s – There was a lot to unpack when shopping at Kohl’s this past weekend. I have 4 kids that I am shopping for and the choices that were available were borderline overwhelming! For the boys, the Adidas section was so stocked with lots of goodies; tops, sweatshirts, matching outfits…even their accessories were impressive too. For my daughters, it felt like the options were endless and we found so many great deals on their Jumping Beans and SO brands! Grab 20% off backpacks and lunch bags and check out the clearance rack with up to 85% off deals!

Walmart

Walmart – I have to say that Walmart impressed me with all of their BTS clothing options! They have a lot of basics to mix and match and their Garanimals line is so nice for the younger crowd. I happened to stumble upon their Free Assembly line and I was so impressed with the options to choose from! My daughter received a hoodie from the Justice line for her birthday, so I had to check out their back-to-school options and they did not disappoint! The price point starting from $3.98 and new styles are hard to beat this year!

young girls bnd boys walking together

It’s that time of year again…the summer is coming to a close and another school year approaches. What an array of mixed emotions that emerges from both and parents and students – you know what time it is…back-to-school shopping! We’ve done most of our BTS clothes shopping already and we thought that we would share the best deals that we found along the way!

Target

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this post, see full disclosure here.

Target offers a variety of great options for back-to-school shopping when it comes to their clothes and shoes. Target’s Cat & Jack line has been one of my go-to’s for years, and you can’t beat the $5 deals on leggings and tees. The leggings with the durable knees are offered in so many colors and patterns, so mixing and matching outfits is always fun. There is always a great selection for both boys’ and girls’ styles and often doesn’t disappoint. Don’t forget to shop the $7.99+ backpack deal too!

Old Navy

Old Navy – Tee’s and leggings, polos and graphics, shorts, dress and active-wear, Old Navy has got it all for BTS clothes shopping, starting at just $5! Right now, shop 50% off back-to-school essentials for girls and boys!!

Under Armour

Under Armour – Oh.Em.Gee…so Kristy was doing her BTS shopping with her family and she texted me to let me know that she had walked out of UA with a haul (pictured above) of a pair of shoes, a hoodie, two shirts, and two pair of joggers and only spent a total of $80!!!! I couldn’t believe it – I asked if she could go back and grab my size! They are currently offering 25% off on school gear and backpacks at the time of this post.

Carter’s

Carter’s – If graphics are your kids’ jam, then Carters is the place to shop! No matter what theme your kid is into, Carter’s has it covered, from Mario and Hot Wheels to Spiderman and everything else. From plaids and florals to solids and other whimsical prints, Carter’s can be your one-stop-shop for your preschoolers and kindergartners. Right now, shop up to 50% off activewear, dresses and more during the Rule the School sale!

The Children’s Place

The Children’s Place – Fellicia’s kids wear uniforms at their schools, and she found the best deals at the Children’s Place for her elementary-aged students. She was able to find options for both the end-of-summer and spring months as well as the upcoming fall and winter months. The entire site is up to 75% off + grab an extra 20% off at checkout with code GIMME20

Kohl’s

Kohl’s – There was a lot to unpack when shopping at Kohl’s this past weekend. I have 4 kids that I am shopping for and the choices that were available were borderline overwhelming! For the boys, the Adidas section was so stocked with lots of goodies; tops, sweatshirts, matching outfits…even their accessories were impressive too. For my daughters, it felt like the options were endless and we found so many great deals on their Jumping Beans and SO brands! Grab 20% off backpacks and lunch bags and check out the clearance rack with up to 85% off deals!

Walmart

Walmart – I have to say that Walmart impressed me with all of their BTS clothing options! They have a lot of basics to mix and match and their Garanimals line is so nice for the younger crowd. I happened to stumble upon their Free Assembly line and I was so impressed with the options to choose from! My daughter received a hoodie from the Justice line for her birthday, so I had to check out their back-to-school options and they did not disappoint! The price point starting from $3.98 and new styles are hard to beat this year!

Summer is still going strong, and linen styles are great for long days in the heat or for trips to the beach. This easy breezy fabric is lightweight and can be worn for just about any occasion. Gap has a bunch of pretty linen pieces that will take you from the end of summer into the beginning of fall. See linen styles from Gap below!

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I was unsure about this dress at first, but I think it looks cuter in photos than I thought it would! This is a really nice fall teacher outfit paired with boots. I like the high ruffle neck and the lace details, and the puff sleeves and belted waist add some nice dimension. Wearing an XS.

This is another dress that gives me teacher vibes! It’s a pretty simple, classic look, but the tiered skirt and belt (which I tied into a bow in the back) give it some extra spice! Wearing an XS.

Take me to the beach! This sage green tunic top styled with these wide leg pants is a breezy look that’s perfect for those cooler end-of-summer days on the water. Wearing an XS top and 00 bottoms.

Take your tunic top and pair it with these elastic waistband shorts for a day on the town! You can leave it down and untucked, but I like it tied up for more a chic look. Wearing an XS shirt and XS bottoms.

These sage green tie-waisted shorts are so comfy! Pair them with this black high neck tank for a casual summer look and throw on this boyfriend-style button up when it gets chilly at night! Wearing an XS tank, XS top, and XXS shorts.

I love a good blazer look, and this linen blend one paired with wide leg trousers is a super stylish way to rock a workwear look! While I would recommend this more for a night out with the girls rather than the office, it’s still just the right amount of classy. Wearing an XS blazer and 00 pants.

This is such a good vacation dress! The fun pattern is toned down with neutral colors but still gives it enough personality that you could rock this for date night on the beach or dinner with the fam. Wearing an XXS.

This dress looked so cute on the hanger and I wanted to love it, I really did, but it did NOT do me any favors once it was on. The sleeves were way too big, there was too much extra fabric around the middle, and the plain collar made it feel very stuffy and formal to me. Wearing an XS.

potted plant near jeans with small sea shells

Summer is still going strong, and linen styles are great for long days in the heat or for trips to the beach. This easy breezy fabric is lightweight and can be worn for just about any occasion. Gap has a bunch of pretty linen pieces that will take you from the end of summer into the beginning of fall. See linen styles from Gap below!

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I was unsure about this dress at first, but I think it looks cuter in photos than I thought it would! This is a really nice fall teacher outfit paired with boots. I like the high ruffle neck and the lace details, and the puff sleeves and belted waist add some nice dimension. Wearing an XS.

This is another dress that gives me teacher vibes! It’s a pretty simple, classic look, but the tiered skirt and belt (which I tied into a bow in the back) give it some extra spice! Wearing an XS.

Take me to the beach! This sage green tunic top styled with these wide leg pants is a breezy look that’s perfect for those cooler end-of-summer days on the water. Wearing an XS top and 00 bottoms.

Take your tunic top and pair it with these elastic waistband shorts for a day on the town! You can leave it down and untucked, but I like it tied up for more a chic look. Wearing an XS shirt and XS bottoms.

These sage green tie-waisted shorts are so comfy! Pair them with this black high neck tank for a casual summer look and throw on this boyfriend-style button up when it gets chilly at night! Wearing an XS tank, XS top, and XXS shorts.

I love a good blazer look, and this linen blend one paired with wide leg trousers is a super stylish way to rock a workwear look! While I would recommend this more for a night out with the girls rather than the office, it’s still just the right amount of classy. Wearing an XS blazer and 00 pants.

This is such a good vacation dress! The fun pattern is toned down with neutral colors but still gives it enough personality that you could rock this for date night on the beach or dinner with the fam. Wearing an XXS.

This dress looked so cute on the hanger and I wanted to love it, I really did, but it did NOT do me any favors once it was on. The sleeves were way too big, there was too much extra fabric around the middle, and the plain collar made it feel very stuffy and formal to me. Wearing an XS.

There’s a few more weeks of summer here and then it’s back to school, and that means shopping for new school supplies, clothes and shoes! Target has a great selection of trendy styles for the kids to choose from this year and a lot of great clothing deals going on too for end of summer! See kids’ styles from Target below.

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I love the Cat & Jack brand and luckily my kids haven’t complained at all either, so that’s a win-win for me! There is always a great selection to choose from whether it’s their clothing or footwear! Even though we’re shopping for school, they still have great deals on summer sandals and slip-ons. My girls especially will try to wear their sandals and open-toed footwear as long as possible…like, until it snows!

This toddler boys end-of-summer gear is so cute! I prefer simplicity over graphics and patterns, so the henley t-shirt and pull-on shorts for my son are right up my alley, and those shoes are so stinking cute! They are good for play and all things toddler.

For the older boys, there is a new selection of styles to choose from. If you haven’t seen the quick dry cargo shorts, they have a flexible drawstring and are lightweight and soft. All in Motion has a great selection including graphic tees, athletic wear and jackets. The new woven shirts give me island vibes and now I have Kokomo on the brain!

The nice thing about these shirts is that they transition from summer to fall nicely, as September is still mostly warm here, so the short-sleeved styles work with almost all types of bottoms. The longer sleeved shirts are still light enough and work well with a nice pair of jeans, jeggings, or leggings.

Cat & Jack leggings are the best! They have the best prints and I particularly love the durable knee. The leggings hold up so well that I personally am able to recycle them through all three of my daughters! I usually always have to remind my husband when back-to-school shopping that we are getting good bang for our buck since they get triple the wear!

My girls are definitely girly girls and if they could wear dresses or skirts every day, they most definitely would. I love the style of dresses and skirts at Target – they are so trendy and often give the opportunity to layer and accessorize depending on the season. The perfect first-day-of-school outfit or opportunity for a sharp fall picture day look!

Sequins! My middle daughter has a couple of the sequin tees and she really enjoys wearing and showing them off. There are the sequin flip tees for back to school, and the flip tank tops to finish out the summer in. Either way they are a win-win with all of the patterns and colors. TBH they actually hold up better than I originally thought they would, as the quality is durable going through wear and tear and the washer.

Let us know in the comments if you’re still shopping summer or back-to-school styles!

two children standing near concrete fence

There’s a few more weeks of summer here and then it’s back to school, and that means shopping for new school supplies, clothes and shoes! Target has a great selection of trendy styles for the kids to choose from this year and a lot of great clothing deals going on too for end of summer! See kids’ styles from Target below.

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I love the Cat & Jack brand and luckily my kids haven’t complained at all either, so that’s a win-win for me! There is always a great selection to choose from whether it’s their clothing or footwear! Even though we’re shopping for school, they still have great deals on summer sandals and slip-ons. My girls especially will try to wear their sandals and open-toed footwear as long as possible…like, until it snows!

This toddler boys end-of-summer gear is so cute! I prefer simplicity over graphics and patterns, so the henley t-shirt and pull-on shorts for my son are right up my alley, and those shoes are so stinking cute! They are good for play and all things toddler.

For the older boys, there is a new selection of styles to choose from. If you haven’t seen the quick dry cargo shorts, they have a flexible drawstring and are lightweight and soft. All in Motion has a great selection including graphic tees, athletic wear and jackets. The new woven shirts give me island vibes and now I have Kokomo on the brain!

The nice thing about these shirts is that they transition from summer to fall nicely, as September is still mostly warm here, so the short-sleeved styles work with almost all types of bottoms. The longer sleeved shirts are still light enough and work well with a nice pair of jeans, jeggings, or leggings.

Cat & Jack leggings are the best! They have the best prints and I particularly love the durable knee. The leggings hold up so well that I personally am able to recycle them through all three of my daughters! I usually always have to remind my husband when back-to-school shopping that we are getting good bang for our buck since they get triple the wear!

My girls are definitely girly girls and if they could wear dresses or skirts every day, they most definitely would. I love the style of dresses and skirts at Target – they are so trendy and often give the opportunity to layer and accessorize depending on the season. The perfect first-day-of-school outfit or opportunity for a sharp fall picture day look!

Sequins! My middle daughter has a couple of the sequin tees and she really enjoys wearing and showing them off. There are the sequin flip tees for back to school, and the flip tank tops to finish out the summer in. Either way they are a win-win with all of the patterns and colors. TBH they actually hold up better than I originally thought they would, as the quality is durable going through wear and tear and the washer.

Let us know in the comments if you’re still shopping summer or back-to-school styles!

There’s something about a dress or jumpsuit in the summer that just feels so right. Maybe it’s the fact that these pieces are stylish yet simple, and they really allow you to showcase your personality! Short, long, patterned, or plain, a fun dress or jumpsuit can really make you feel like a million bucks! Francesca’s has so many summer styles, and Faith tried a few on to give us her honest reviews. See summer styles from Francesca’s below!

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This navy maxi dress is gorgeous! I love the lace details on the top, and the long, flowy skirt offers a really nice contrast to the slightly more provocative top. The double strap also gives a little more support.

This light blue mini dress is also a hit! It’s form-fitting without being overly tight, and the square neck with thick straps is flattering on all body types!

This mint green wrap dress gave me mixed feelings. I really liked the color, and I love a wrap dress because they are very forgiving, but this was just a little too ruffly for me. Also, if you untie that tie, there is absolutely nothing holding that dress together – so be very careful!

This green floral romper is another one that I was undecided on. I love that it’s a romper that looks like a dress, and it has so many pretty details. I think the ruching plus the puff sleeves plus the crisscrosses just felt like a little too much going on up top, for me personally.

This white floral dress is definitely a sweet summer vibe. It’s flirty and delicate, and even though it’s not really my preferred style, I did think this was a cute option. The top is on the bigger side, so this is good for those with a larger chest!

I loved this mustard jumpsuit. It gives off an understated elegance and I really like the simplicity of it. It has a bow tie on the back that also adds a touch of extra style…plus it has pockets!

This black ruffle dress gives me total tea party vibes. While the colors are muted, the pattern makes it more eye-catching!

I’m obsessed with this dark green midi dress – it looks so classy and sleek! The fabric was super soft too. I felt like I could wear this forever, and the belt ties into a bow in the back for a bit of surprise!

I actually really liked this black floral maxi dress once I put it on. I’m not huge on patterns but the asymmetrical hemline, off-the-shoulder sleeves, and stretchy smocked top really won me over!

This pink jumpsuit is a chic option for a summer work event! I love the blazer-style collar and the belted waist, plus, again…pockets. It did fit a little big, and fair warning – there are a lot of buttons, zippers, and snaps to keep this all together, so don’t wear it anywhere you have to be quick when using the restroom.

hanger with straw hat and white dress near blue wall

There’s something about a dress or jumpsuit in the summer that just feels so right. Maybe it’s the fact that these pieces are stylish yet simple, and they really allow you to showcase your personality! Short, long, patterned, or plain, a fun dress or jumpsuit can really make you feel like a million bucks! Francesca’s has so many summer styles, and Faith tried a few on to give us her honest reviews. See summer styles from Francesca’s below!

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This navy maxi dress is gorgeous! I love the lace details on the top, and the long, flowy skirt offers a really nice contrast to the slightly more provocative top. The double strap also gives a little more support.

This light blue mini dress is also a hit! It’s form-fitting without being overly tight, and the square neck with thick straps is flattering on all body types!

This mint green wrap dress gave me mixed feelings. I really liked the color, and I love a wrap dress because they are very forgiving, but this was just a little too ruffly for me. Also, if you untie that tie, there is absolutely nothing holding that dress together – so be very careful!

This green floral romper is another one that I was undecided on. I love that it’s a romper that looks like a dress, and it has so many pretty details. I think the ruching plus the puff sleeves plus the crisscrosses just felt like a little too much going on up top, for me personally.

This white floral dress is definitely a sweet summer vibe. It’s flirty and delicate, and even though it’s not really my preferred style, I did think this was a cute option. The top is on the bigger side, so this is good for those with a larger chest!

I loved this mustard jumpsuit. It gives off an understated elegance and I really like the simplicity of it. It has a bow tie on the back that also adds a touch of extra style…plus it has pockets!

This black ruffle dress gives me total tea party vibes. While the colors are muted, the pattern makes it more eye-catching!

I’m obsessed with this dark green midi dress – it looks so classy and sleek! The fabric was super soft too. I felt like I could wear this forever, and the belt ties into a bow in the back for a bit of surprise!

I actually really liked this black floral maxi dress once I put it on. I’m not huge on patterns but the asymmetrical hemline, off-the-shoulder sleeves, and stretchy smocked top really won me over!

This pink jumpsuit is a chic option for a summer work event! I love the blazer-style collar and the belted waist, plus, again…pockets. It did fit a little big, and fair warning – there are a lot of buttons, zippers, and snaps to keep this all together, so don’t wear it anywhere you have to be quick when using the restroom.

It is seriously summertime with this heatwave and we’re over here dreaming of the pool, the beach, the lake…any body of water that will cool us down, really. And everyone knows a day of swimming and sunning calls for a cute swimsuit! Target has tons of adorable and affordable bathing suits in lots of different styles! Faith hit the store to try on a few…all pieces are true to size – she’s wearing a small! See her Target swimwear roundup below.

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This was my absolute favorite bathing suit! I’ve never really been a fan of one-pieces but this one is just darling! The fit is flattering for all body types and the side cutout with the ribbon on the shoulder gives this such a flirty vibe. Definitely a winner in my book!

I loved this bikini top – the keyhole cutout gives it a little extra flair and the back has a crisscross tie that makes it easy to tighten and adjust! I like the look of this ruffled bottom but it is definitely teeeeeny…I think it’s better for style than function. I’d be afraid of giving everyone a show if I was swimming in it.

This leopard-print bikini gives a more full-coverage look. The top is “sports bra” style and has a built-in shelf bra so everything feels really supported and secure. The high-waisted bottom also tucks away the tummy! And who doesn’t love a good animal print?!

When I tried this suit on I didn’t necessarily love it – I’m not sure why – but looking back, I actually like it more than I thought! The skirt part on the bottom has an adjustable tie so it can sit higher up on your tummy or lower around your waist, and the intricate details on the top bring some style to an otherwise basic piece. This look is perfect for a bride-to-be during her bachelorette party or even on a beach honeymoon!

Another one-piece that I really loved! The plunge v-neck and low back make this style sexier, but otherwise it’s a pretty full-coverage suit! The top part does feel a little small, so if you have a larger chest it might be a struggle to keep the girls locked and loaded.

I really loved this dark green bikini. The color and fit both made me feel like I could rock this anywhere and feel great!! The crisscross banded top and side ties on the bottom add a touch of chic to a classic style.

This light green bikini gives me retro vibes with the ruffled bralette top and the high-waisted bottoms! I love the lace-up details on the bottom. The top was a bit big on me, but this is definitely a great suit for someone who is larger on top!

Okay – this nude bikini gives me mixed feelings. I want to like the style of the top but it kind of squished everything down and took away some of my (very small) curves. I do really like the ruching detail, and you can’t see it in the photo but the straps tie at the shoulder to give pretty bows! The bottom is a classic tie bottom which is always a solid choice. Overall, I think the color washes me out (time to grab some self-tanner) but I think this could look really cute on someone with a nice summer tan.

Out of all the bathing suits I tried on, this one-piece was my least favorite. There’s nothing particularly wrong with it, it’s just a lot of pattern for me, and after finding the suit online, I realized I tied the top incorrectly…whoops. It could technically be worn either way but the way I’m wearing it, it felt too small towards the middle of my chest but left gaps in the fabric closer to my underarms. I do think it’s a unique silhouette though, and if you love all things floral you’d probably like this!

And another one that took me out of my comfort zone! I actually don’t hate the look of this one, however the top was just a tad large. I really like the underwire with the keyhole cutout though, and even though the bottom is low-rise, it felt very comfortable on. I think this one is a fun look for a tropical vacation!

women in swimsuits sitting on the sand

It is seriously summertime with this heatwave and we’re over here dreaming of the pool, the beach, the lake…any body of water that will cool us down, really. And everyone knows a day of swimming and sunning calls for a cute swimsuit! Target has tons of adorable and affordable bathing suits in lots of different styles! Faith hit the store to try on a few…all pieces are true to size – she’s wearing a small! See her Target swimwear roundup below.

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This was my absolute favorite bathing suit! I’ve never really been a fan of one-pieces but this one is just darling! The fit is flattering for all body types and the side cutout with the ribbon on the shoulder gives this such a flirty vibe. Definitely a winner in my book!

I loved this bikini top – the keyhole cutout gives it a little extra flair and the back has a crisscross tie that makes it easy to tighten and adjust! I like the look of this ruffled bottom but it is definitely teeeeeny…I think it’s better for style than function. I’d be afraid of giving everyone a show if I was swimming in it.

This leopard-print bikini gives a more full-coverage look. The top is “sports bra” style and has a built-in shelf bra so everything feels really supported and secure. The high-waisted bottom also tucks away the tummy! And who doesn’t love a good animal print?!

When I tried this suit on I didn’t necessarily love it – I’m not sure why – but looking back, I actually like it more than I thought! The skirt part on the bottom has an adjustable tie so it can sit higher up on your tummy or lower around your waist, and the intricate details on the top bring some style to an otherwise basic piece. This look is perfect for a bride-to-be during her bachelorette party or even on a beach honeymoon!

Another one-piece that I really loved! The plunge v-neck and low back make this style sexier, but otherwise it’s a pretty full-coverage suit! The top part does feel a little small, so if you have a larger chest it might be a struggle to keep the girls locked and loaded.

I really loved this dark green bikini. The color and fit both made me feel like I could rock this anywhere and feel great!! The crisscross banded top and side ties on the bottom add a touch of chic to a classic style.

This light green bikini gives me retro vibes with the ruffled bralette top and the high-waisted bottoms! I love the lace-up details on the bottom. The top was a bit big on me, but this is definitely a great suit for someone who is larger on top!

Okay – this nude bikini gives me mixed feelings. I want to like the style of the top but it kind of squished everything down and took away some of my (very small) curves. I do really like the ruching detail, and you can’t see it in the photo but the straps tie at the shoulder to give pretty bows! The bottom is a classic tie bottom which is always a solid choice. Overall, I think the color washes me out (time to grab some self-tanner) but I think this could look really cute on someone with a nice summer tan.

Out of all the bathing suits I tried on, this one-piece was my least favorite. There’s nothing particularly wrong with it, it’s just a lot of pattern for me, and after finding the suit online, I realized I tied the top incorrectly…whoops. It could technically be worn either way but the way I’m wearing it, it felt too small towards the middle of my chest but left gaps in the fabric closer to my underarms. I do think it’s a unique silhouette though, and if you love all things floral you’d probably like this!

And another one that took me out of my comfort zone! I actually don’t hate the look of this one, however the top was just a tad large. I really like the underwire with the keyhole cutout though, and even though the bottom is low-rise, it felt very comfortable on. I think this one is a fun look for a tropical vacation!