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The only 2 items you need to turn a summer dress into a trendy fall look

by Jordan Muto / / Source: TODAY

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The last backyard barbecues, park picnics and spontaneous beach days are in sight, but that doesn't mean it's time to pack away your summer dresses just yet.

That go-to flowy sundress — you know, the one you can just as easily dress down with flip-flops or dress up with wedges — may just be your new fall staple.

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All you need is a cozy knit sweater and a pair of short booties and you'll have the trendiest outfit of the season.

If you're still in search of that perfect flowy dress, it's not too late! Whether mini or maxi, floral or boho print, we've rounded up 16 dresses you're sure to love. And to make the shopping process easier, there are comfy cardigans and cute booties, too.

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See, there's no need to mourn the end of summer. With an outfit this cute, you'll feel more than ready to go to the first hayride, tailgate and apple-picking trip of the season!

Printed dresses

The options are endless when it comes to beautiful summer dresses. Whether you're into short or long frocks, this transitional item is so timeless that it'll still be in style next year.

  ASOS

1. ASOS Ruffle Front Maxi Dress in Wallpaper Print, $81, ASOS

  Forever 21

2. Floral Lace-Up Cami Dress, $23, Forever 21

  H&M

3. Patterned Maxi Dress, $50, H&M

  MANGO

4. Flowy Print Dress, $30, MANGO

  Lulu's

5. JOA Come See Me Navy Blue Floral Print Skater Dress, $77, Lulu's

  Forever 21

6. Patchwork Print Cami Dress, $23, Forever 21

  ASOS

7. River Island Ruffle Floral Cami Dress, $97, ASOS

  TOBI

8. Love Bloom Floral Maxi Dress, $69, TOBI

  H&M

9. Sleeveless Jersey Dress, $13, H&M

  Forever 21

10. Contemporary Floral Print Dress, $23, Forever 21

  ASOS

11. Vila Lace Hem Dress, $68, ASOS

  Forever 21

12. Contemporary Floral Maxi Dress, $25, Forever 21

  ASOS

13. Vero Moda Border Print Maxi Dress, $71, ASOS

  Lulu's

14. Harvest of Love Ivory Print Halter Dress, $57, Lulu's

  H&M

15. Patterned Chiffon Maxi Dress, $25, H&M

  H&M

16. Sleeveless Jersey Dress, $13, H&M

Cozy cardigans

Is there anything better than that first crisp day when you can throw on a knit sweater? An open cardigan, like the examples below, are the ultimate topper — they go with everything!

  Zara

1. Draped Neck Cardigan, $23, Zara

  American Eagle Outfitters

2. Dolman Boyfriend Cardigan, $45, American Eagle Outfitters

  H&M

3. Textured Cardigan, $40, H&M

  GAP

4. Open-front Batwing Cardigan, $70, GAP

  Old Navy

5. Open-Front Sweater Vest, $19, Old Navy

  Anthropologie

6. Mori Cardigan by Angel of the North, $98, Anthropologie

  Topshop

7. Fine Gauge Longline Cardigan, $80, Topshop

  GAP

8. Short Batwing Cardigan, $40, GAP

  Old Navy

9. Super Long Open-Front Cardi, $43, Old Navy

  H&M

10. Lace Cardigan, $25, H&M

  Abercrombie & Fitch

11. Logo Pocket Cardigan, $58, Abercrombie & Fitch

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Booties

Forget about heavy, bulky boots. This fall, it's all about the small-yet-mighty booties. Snag a pair in a neutral color (like sand, caramel or grey) to get the most bang for your buck. Thi ultimate transitional shoe will look great with a bare leg now and on-trend with a pair tights when the weather cools down.

  Zara

1. Elastic High Heel Ankle Boots, $60, Zara

  Topshop

2. Bonnet Back Zip Boot, $74, Topshop

  Forever 21

3. Faux Leather Chelsea Boots, $35, Forever 21

  Steve Madden

4. Anella, $100, Steve Madden

  Old Navy

5. Faux-Leather Side-Zip Boots, $43, Old Navy

  H&M

6. Ankle Boots, $35, H&M

  Zara

7. Leather Ankle Boots With Elastic Detail, $70, Zara

  Topshop

8. KAISER Chelsea Boot, $70, Topshop

  Steve Madden

9. Holster, $100, Steve Madden

  Nine West

10. Metty Western Inspired Booties, $99, Nine West

  Forever 21

11. Faux Suede Platform Ankle Boot, $28, Forever 21

  Old Navy

12. Ankle Strap Boots, $40, Old Navy

  H&M

13. Suede Boots, $70, H&M

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