15 Casual Dresses to Make the Summer-to-Autumn Transition Easy

I love a good dress that is easy-to-wear but also versatile. A nice summer dress when paired with tights and a classy fedora hat and maybe even a fur gilet can make a really cute autumn outfit. End-of-summer sales are in all the stores right now… this is the best time to get your hands on some key pieces that can take you through into Autumn/Winter. The truth is, with the right fit, dresses are just about the easiest wardrobe option out there for women to wear, it’s just a matter of styling it. 

MORE: Have a Look At My Autumn Wishlist 

With so many options, it’s hard to pick out one that’ll be both flattering and versatile, so I’ve done the hard work for you! Here are 15 casual dresses that I’ve found to make the summer-to-autumn transition as simple as pie ?. Wear yours on its own, or layered with a tight-rib roll neck with some snug booties to kick about those pretty autumn leaves. 

Keep reading to shop my favourite dresses from Warehouse, Missguided, Mango, and more.

Pattern it up

Who doesn’t love a pretty pattern? I certainly do! I struggled to keep this list to just 5 pieces. For autumn, I really like sheer fabrics with an underlay, layering is where it’s at! Flowy dresses with floral patterns look especially good when worn with a pair of chelsea boots or a block heel – I’m obsessed with these ones from Public Desire. I always add pretty socks to my outfits, to add just that little bit of extra comfort!

When in doubt… Suede it out!

I’m a big fan of suede, I always think that it just looks so sophisticated and feminine. I am in love with this Pretty Little Thing faux suede burgundy pinafore in the look above, I would really love to get that in black! For autumn, colour is important. When picking a suede dress I would go for deeper colours such as burgundy, burnt orange, tan and navy. 

Find A Loose Fitting Shirt

In autumn, I always just want to be two things – cosy and comfortable. A loose fitting shirt is an absolute must for achieving that! A shirt dress can be worn with a boyfriend coat, scarf and knee high boots, or just tights and trainers, there are so many styling options. Warehouse have some wonderful ‘girl boss’ pieces if you’re looking for that effortless chic look, they also do some beautiful occasion dresses if you’re looking for a dress for an event! 

* Please note that this is sponsored post and may contain affiliate links, however as always all of my opinions are my own.

  • Nicole September 10, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Loving these picks! The loose fitting shirts have to be my fave.

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  • Sarah September 20, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Some great choices 🙂

  • Caitlin September 20, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    These are so pretty!!

  • Terri Heckley September 21, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Great picks! All so pretty x

  • Louise Joy September 21, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    I love suede dresses for winter x

  • Harriet Day September 24, 2017 at 11:54 am

    I absolutely love all these dresses. Suede is a serious trend right now and I need to get my hands on some suede!

  • Chloe September 25, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    There’s so gorgeous ideas here! I’m really loving shirt dresses at the moment and you’ve inspired me to pick up some more haha! X

  • Helena September 26, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Suede is one of my fav things for autumn I’ve bought a gorgeous suede dress recently from Zara!

  • Natasha September 28, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    These are all beautiful picks

    Tasha x

  • Poppy Mayy September 29, 2017 at 7:34 am

    So many gorgeous dresses ❤️

  • Olivia Mulhearn September 30, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    i love the look of that shirt so pretty!