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Despite what the myths of Labor Day may be, as of 4:44 p.m. on September 22nd, we have finally crossed into the good ol’ realm of fall.

Starbucks is fully stocked with Pumpkin Spice Lattes, apple farms are harvesting, and it’s time for you to retire those denim shorts and sun dresses, and slip into something more seasonally appropriate.

There are plenty of do’s and don’ts when it comes to transitioning from summer to fall (which you can read about here), but we’re all about being the best you can be on a budget.

Regardless of your social status, these 5 tips will outline all you need to transition your wardrobe into fall. Check them out below.

Invest In Two Great Pairs of Boots:

Some days you may feel like getting a little boost, other days you may have to live a life on the run in a flat heel, but however you do it, you’ll need a fierce pair of boots to achieve it. With all the great designs on the market right now, it won’t be hard to find and invest in 2 good boots to carry you through to winter. Don’t have the money to splurge? Take your last season booties to the cobbler to get them a face-lift.

Layer, Layer, Layer: 

You don’t necessarily have to kick all of those summer clothes to the back of the closet. While there are things that you probably shouldn’t be wearing after Labor Day (find our full list of things to retire here) proper layering will free you from the urge to splurge on a whole new wardrobe at the first sight of the leaves changing; no good wardrobe decisions are made in that manner.

Find A Good Lip:

Fall is the best time to switch up your look, and fewer things punctuate your face better than a statement-making lipstick. Experiment with bold reds and deep plum colors and of course, bright and burnt oranges work for fall as well.

Swap Out Your Concealer:

Your summer sun kissed skin and rosy winter complexion are not one and the same, so your foundation shouldn’t be either. Re-evaluate the color you’re using and enlist the help of a professional at a makeup counter to help you find a more fall-friendly skin match.

Invest In A Good Coat: 

The top layer is the best layer! The summer months are all about the outfits, but when you’re layered, the top layer is the most important. Your coat is also probably one you’ll be wearing the most (yeah, you’re not going to wear those sequined pants more than once, we promise), so if you’re going to splurge on one thing, let it be the coat.