As summer nears to a close -- so sad -- it's almost time to bid farewell to the surf, sand and sun. But there is one piece of summer you don't have to give up: your favorite fashions. From floral-print frocks to shorts to white linen pants (yes, even after Labor Day), it's possible to flawlessly integrate summer staples into an on-trend autumn wardrobe.
Rebecca Taylor's comfy, chunky wool-nylon sweater can make a pair of white linen pants or white jeans fall-appropriate; $295 at Rebecca Taylor, Manhattan.
Pair J.Crew's classic "schoolboy" blazer with a pair of shorts so they feel more autumn than summer; $198 at select J.Crew stores
For fall, don HUE 's textured tights underneath a pair of shorts; $13.50 at select Bloomingdale's stores.
Keep those white pants around for fall. These, from Club Monaco, look autumn-ready with a gorgeous textured tweed jacket and black accessories; jacket, $369; cashmere shell, $169.50; pants, $169.50; tote, $298; pumps, $298, all at select Club Monaco stores.
Henri Bendel's brightly hued handbag is a perfect accent for a fall look; $450 at Henri Bendel, Walt Whitman shops and Manhattan.
A chunky knit sweater can be worn with a pair of shorts and textured tights - or with a pair of white jeans; $69.95 at select H&M stores.
Black-and-white - a huge trend for spring and summer 2013 - flows perfectly into fall. Rock a frock, such as this one by Ann Taylor, then add a black, white or jewel-toned blazer or cardigan on cooler days; $178 at select Ann Taylor stores.
Nicole by Nicole Miller's skirt in a fun animal-print, a trend that was all over the spring-summer 2013 runways, gets the fall treatment with a chunky black sweater and opaque tights; skirt, $20, sweater, $25, necklace, $28 at select JCPenney stores
Don't put those floral sundresses or breezy sleeveless tops in the back of your closet quite yet. The soft color of Sachin + Babi's cream leather jacket (or one in another hue like navy-blue, burgundy or tan) isn't harsh against summery prints, and the leather keeps you warm and ready for fall; $795 at sachinandbabi.com.
Jessica Simpson's open-toe booties in autumn-appropriate suede are a perfect transitional footwear option; $110 at select Macy's and macys.com
Black-and-white - a huge trend for spring and summer 2013 - flows perfectly into fall. Rock a frock, such as this one by Ann Taylor, solid separates or a black-and-white print top and pants, then add a black, white or jewel-toned blazer or cardigan on cooler days; $178 at select Ann Taylor stores.