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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.

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 ruffle front maxi dress
ASOS

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

Forever 21 floral lace cami dress
Forever 21

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

Patterned maxi dress
H&M

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

MANGO flowy print dress
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 patchwork cami dress
Forever 21

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

ASOS

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

TOBI floral dress
TOBI

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

H&M sleeveless jersey dress
H&M

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

Forever 21 floral print dress
Forever 21

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

ASOS Vila Lace Hem Dress
ASOS

11. Vila Lace Hem Dress, $68, ASOS

Forever 21

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

ASOS Vero Moda print dress
ASOS

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

Lulu's Harvest of Love dress
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 draped cardigan
Zara

1. Draped Neck Cardigan, $23, Zara

American Eagle Outfitters Sweater
American Eagle Outfitters

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

H&M

3. Textured Cardigan, $40, H&M

GAP sweater
GAP

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

Old Navy

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

Anthropologie sweater
Anthropologie

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

Topshop longline cardigan
Topshop

7. Fine Gauge Longline Cardigan, $80, Topshop

GAP short batwing cardigan
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 sweater
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 elastic high heel boots
Zara

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

Topshop boots
Topshop

2. Bonnet Back Zip Boot, $74, Topshop

Forever 21 Chelsea boots
Forever 21

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

Steve Madden Anella boots
Steve Madden

4. Anella, $100, Steve Madden

Old Navy side zipper boots
Old Navy

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

H&M ankle boots
H&M

6. Ankle Boots, $35, H&M

Zara leather ankle boots
Zara

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

Topshop boots
Topshop

8. KAISER Chelsea Boot, $70, Topshop

Steve Madden holster boots
Steve Madden

9. Holster, $100, Steve Madden

Nine West boots
Nine West

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

Forever 21 lace up boots
Forever 21

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

Old Navy ankle boots
Old Navy

12. Ankle Strap Boots, $40, Old Navy

H&M suede boots
H&M

13. Suede Boots, $70, H&M

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