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Date: 8/26/14 3:52 PM

As I was dressing my daughter for preschool today, and she pointed to her mom-made sleeveless bubble dress, I couldn't help but feel sad about the end of summer but then I remembered, that I had made a shrug to go with it so she could wear it in the fall as well. I'd love to hear your ideas on pieces you buy or make to supplement your wardrobe to extend the season. Some ideas which come to mind are denim jackets, scarves, tights, hats and cardigans. Tell us how you extend the season.

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Date: 8/26/14 4:19 PM

Long sleeve tees under *some* sleeveless dresses/tops, or long sleeve shirts over tees or tanks.

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Date: 8/26/14 4:50 PM

Wear rayon knit or woven tops under a cardi or kimono jacket, perhaps out of rayon too (or linen/rayon, or silk).

The two layers will keep you warm enough when needed, and the rayon will keep you cool as things heat up.

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Date: 8/26/14 5:13 PM

I make a lot of 3/4 sleeve tops which I can wear in the fall, spring, and winter in my not-so-cold climate. In the winter I wear a cardi overtop if it's really cold.

Leggings and tights, jumper/pinafores which can be worn with short sleeves or long sleeves.

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Date: 8/26/14 6:08 PM

An infinity scarf over a long-sleeved T to warm up the neck when the wind whips up.

Having a short-sleeved and a long-sleeved T in the same color to go with a favorite skirt, so I can keep wearing the look; and if a jacket goes too . . . and if a scarf goes too . . . and if I have a warmer slip . . . then I can go almost four seasons.

(E.g. favorite brown batik tiered two-print skirt with dark brown T's, tan jacket, and brown scarf in another pattern that still goes; cooler and warmer underthings.)

I need to wear socks all the time, but others can go from sandals and bare skin, to trouser socks and closed shoes, to real socks, to tights . . .

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Date: 8/26/14 7:13 PM

Long tank tops under just about anything and a slip with tights under skirts. I end up wearing most of my summer stuff year-round, even in New Jersey.

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Date: 8/26/14 7:35 PM

In Australia we're just coming out of Winter into Spring, but in Winter I wear many of my sleeveless dresses and tunics over a merino long sleeve top (if it's really cold I add an extra thermal layer as well) and leggings. With an overcoat for outside. The only problem I find with layering under dresses is that if you go into somewhere the heating is up high you get too warm & it's harder to reduce layers.

My DDs used to wear their costumes a lot, all through Winter & we just layered appropriately and went with it. As long as they were warm enough & could play in it, I didn't worry too much about what they chose (with the exception of some special occaisions). Even if it 'didn't go'. Especially during the preschool years where creativity and independence are so much more encouraged.
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Date: 8/26/14 8:44 PM

DH came in this afternoon with a scarf he picked up for me from TJ Maxx. He pointed out that it's a lightweight wool and unfolded can act like a shawl over my shoulders instead of "just" a long rectangular neck scarf.

I love it and I know I'll use constantly come November.

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Date: 8/27/14 9:57 AM

marymary - I second the big scarf. On a recent trip we miscalculated the weather and I needed warmer stuff than I brought. My wool/silk pashmina was perfect. When it got warmer during the day, it just rolled up and fit easily in my purse.

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Date: 8/28/14 6:36 PM

Long sleeve tshirts and leggings. I wear my "summer" clothes all year round but layered over leggings and long sleeve tees in winter. With a very warm jacket.

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