Live

Watch CBSN Live

Put Together Fall Outfits Using Summer Staples!

It may be hot now, but fall is just around the bend. Is your wardrobe ready?

Before you declare a fashion emergency and run to the mall, check out your own closet! You can take some of your basic summer staples straight into fall, saving money along the way while making the switch in style, as Lucky magazine Style Editor Lori Bergamotto showed on "The Early Show on Saturday Morning."

Here's how to get the hottest new looks for fall, with the help of some pieces from your summer wardrobe:

Transition Piece: Black Blazer, Urban Outfitters, $78; urbanoutfitters.com

A black blazer is one of those items that every woman must have in her closet. They are wearable all year long and can add instant polish to any outfit.

Summer Look:
For the summer, we kept Mackenzie looking effortlessly cool in a flouncy skirt and rocker tee. The blazer pulls the look together and is perfect for handling those late summer cool breezes.
*H & M Tee Shirt, $12.95, at H&M
*Urban Outfitters Ruffle Chiffon Skirt, $19.99, urbanoutfitters.com

Fall Look:
On Michelle, we're showing you how to transition the piece not only for fall, but for work. She's modeling a very work-appropriate look that also stays on trend. Key for Fall: Layering! That's why we gave her a bright pop of color with her shell and put a modern, geometric cardigan over that, finishing with the blazer. Adds a whole new depth and texture to the outfit.
*Club Monaco Silk Tank, $98, clubmonaco.com
*Bebe Tiered Tubular Ruffle Skirt, $69, bebe.com
*Limited Cardigan $49.50, thelimited.com

Transition Piece: Charcoal Trouser: J. Crew City Fit, $79.50; jcrew.com

A pair of trousers is a real wardrobe workhorse. These, in charcoal, are a smart adjustment from the typical black. They're just as versatile, but also just different enough to add some interest to the whole look.

Summer Look:
On Sarah, we have a very chic work look. We paired her well-tailored cropped trousers with this tribal printed shirt. Such a polished look for the summer, but it's also remarkably light and breathable. Plus, she can go straight from work to a night out and still look fantastic.
*Urban Outfitters Geometric Swing Tank, $68; urbanoutfitters.com
*Patent Belt, $20; at Daffy's

Fall Look:
We really went all out on dressing Indira, who looks more than ready-and very stylish -- for a chilly fall day. We mixed some textures and designs here with her animal print top, under a faux fur vest, and topped it off with a black knit bomber jacket. And these are three very trendy things for Fall 2010 that work really well together. Because there's so much going on with textures and prints up top, the trousers are the perfect way to anchor this look.
*H & M, animal print shell, $14.95; at H&M
*Bebe black Knit Motorcycle jacket, $98; bebe.com
*Zara Faux Fur Vest, $79; zara.com

Transition Piece: Old Navy Military Vest $24.50; oldnavy.com

The military vest is a very 2010 piece because the military trend is rampant right now. This is a really accessible way to work in the look.

Summer Look:

Because this trend tends to come across as being very masculine, we opted to balance the heft of the vest with a flowy printed skirt and light tee shirt. This adds some femininity to the whole vibe. We also added a belt to carve out Leigh's shape-you don't want the vest to swallow you up.
*Urban Outfitters Tee Shirt, $28; urbanoutfitters.com
*Club Monaco Skirt, $129, clubmonaco.com
*Zara Belt, $12.90, zara.com

Fall Look:
For Fall, we love this rugged-chic take on a casual look. Again, it's about the layering. We added a sweater over this long-sleeved top, chose a pair of equestrian leggings to streamline the silhouette, and finished the look with a wearable pair of booties.
*H&M Grey Sweater. $24.95; H&M
*Kensie Sweater Vest, $68; macys.com
*INC Leggings, $49; at macys.com