4 Ways to Get More Wear Out of Summer Wardrobe Staples

From performing on America’s Got Talent with Flo Rida to training dancers at the Rockettes Summer Intensive, we’ve had a great and busy summer! But now that fall is in the air (hello, hot apple cider and chunky-knit sweaters!), dressing for that time in between end of summer and beginning of autumn is always a challenge; especially now that we’re gearing up for Radio City Christmas Spectacular rehearsals! But with a few clever style hacks, you don’t need to kiss your summer wardrobe goodbye just yet.

Crop Top:

One of the season’s hottest trends. Although it may seem like a summer-only gem, sport a crop top on a breezy night out with your partner or gal pals with a high-waisted jean and a biker-style leather jacket.

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1) H&M Short Lace Top, $25; 2) BLANKNYC Bae Watch Hi Rise Jean, $88; 3) Zara Faux Leather Biker Jacket, $90 [Photo Credits: H&M, Zara and BLANKNYC]

Flowy Frock:

Ahh, that cute flowy frock that took you from summer parties and fests to grocery shopping and everything in between. One word: Pants. The trick is to keep the pants simple, monotone and fitted. Try pairing your dress with a slim, cropped trouser and a fresh-colored cardigan for a fashion-forward look.

1) Glamorous Mini Tank Dress, $53; 2) J.Crew V-Neck Cardigan Sweater, $98; 3) Gap Modern Stretch Skinny Crop Khakis, $40 [Photo Credit: REVOLVE, J.Crew and Gap]

1) Glamorous Mini Tank Dress, $53; 2) J.Crew V-Neck Cardigan Sweater, $98; 3) Gap Modern Stretch Skinny Crop Khakis, $40 [Photo Credits: REVOLVE, J.Crew and Gap]

Graphic T-Shirt:

Lucky you—graphic tees are still going strong into the fall trend-scape. For an edgy, business-casual vibe, throw a draped blazer over your T-shirt and top off the look with a pair of eclectic oxford kicks.

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1) Jeffrey Campbell Wilhelm Oxford, $155; 2) H&M Draped Jacket, $40; 3) “Without Dance What’s the Pointe” T-Shirt, $20 [Photo Credits: Jeffrey Campbell, H&M and Look Human]

Denim Shorts:

Don’t say goodbye to those daisy dukes that got you through summer just yet! Channel your inner angst-ridden teen spirit by pairing your denim number with thick leggings or knit tights and completing the look with a playful-print poncho.

1) Diamond Faux Fur Trim Poncho, $68; 2) Zara Denim Shorts, $30; 3) Topshop Ankle Length Leggings, $20 [Photo Credits: Accessorize, Zara and Topshop]

1) Diamond Faux Fur Trim Poncho, $68; 2) Zara Denim Shorts, $30; 3) Topshop Ankle Length Leggings, $20 [Photo Credits: Accessorize, Zara and Topshop]