For a summer lover like myself, my wardrobe is filled with sun dresses and styles suited to the warmer days. I love everything about summer and the playful styles that come with afternoon picnics, walks along the beach and long cocktail afternoons. That all changes however throughout the winter time! Cold winds and early evenings call for layers and winter woollies, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your summer dresses too. Here you’ll find all out everything you need to know about how to wear your favourite summer dresses in winter through layering and accessories!
Summer Dresses in Winter
So, if you too have a wardrobe full of summer dresses, don’t despair because you can wear them in winter too! You just need to know layering, shoes and accessories. The first thing you need to look at when you’re choosing between your summer dresses for the cooler months is fabric and style. There are some dresses that just aren’t going to work in winter so let’s get them out of the way first of all. Keep your crochet and beach dresses in the wardrobe until the sun is shining again and the same goes for lightweight white cotton sundresses. These styles are just so truly ‘summer’ and they won’t stylishly translate to the cooler months. But the good news is, all your other summery dresses WILL work! A gorgeous navy style like the Nicola Finetti Stripe Skirt is the perfect style for all year round.
It’s all in a Wrap
A wrap can often be associated with your older aunty who always has something thrown over her shoulders. It is definitely time to adjust that perception however as wraps are a girl’s best friend throughout the winter time. With an assortment of colours, prints, textures and warmth, there is a wrap to suit every style and occasion. Simply throw on the wrap over your shoulders or around your neck for an elegant winter look.
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Jackets & Knits: Your new best friend
Throughout the cooler months, knits and jackets will be your saviour! Whether you’re pulling a loose weave knit jumper over your dress or you’re throwing on a jacket, you won’t be leaving the house without an outerwear piece. For a casual luxe look, work with a soft piece like a jumper or cardigan. This will be a super cosy outfit and it will also have you looking effortlessly chic.
When you’re wanting a more sophisticated look, you can’t go past a tailored piece like the Balmain Double Breasted Blazer. This classic style will elevate your whole style and you will be the epitome of elegance. While a Blazer is definitely beautiful, in the middle of winter you might be looking for something a little more substantial. A trench coat or a faux fur number like the Unreal Fur Unreal Dream Jacket will be the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe – keeping you cosy warm and glamorously styled.
Boots & Hosiery
When the cold weather hits, you’re not going to want to leave the house unless you’re properly rugged up. Pairing your dress with opaque tights and heeled boots will have you looking oh so chic but also feeling toasty warm! Opt for a dress in a dark tone or a neutral shade like camel if you’re pairing with black tights and try to avoid anything too light as it will create an unflattering contrast. When you’re working with black tights and a darker shade dress, complete your look with a pair of high black boots. This will keep your outfit streamlined and chic with a complimentary colour palette. If tights aren’t for you, boots will be gorgeous on their own with a dress, just keep the hemline of dress long and the cut of your boot high. This will avoid that inch or two of bare skin between your dress and boots.
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Now it’s time to pull those summer dresses out of your wardrobe, style them up with boots, knits, jackets, wraps and stockings. When you’ve got a favourite dress, you’ll want to wear it all year round and now you can!