It’s a little sad that Summer’s over now and our nights have gotten colder and our days shorter. Fortunately we live in a climate where it’s not snowing outside and we can simply pair our favourite mini dress with warm accessories to carry our favourite trend from Summer through to Autumn. If you’re a huge fan of the mini dress just like our fave celebrities, you will want to wear them all year round, no matter the weather. One thing is for certain, there will be a few events coming up like a birthday party or work function where it might get a bit chilly. Never fear, we have some tricks up our sleeve to beat the cold and still look gorgeous in a mini dress. No rain, wind or hail will stop us wearing them! We all love mini dresses and so do our celebrities, so let’s get some style pointers from our top three fashion “it” girls.
Pair your mini dress with boots
Style Muse: Hailey Baldwin
Rain or shine, glamour never takes a break. What greater way to make any outfit that little bit more glam than dressing it up with a nice pair of boots. I have so many boots that have been stored in the cupboard all Summer waiting to be worn in Autumn so I am really excited for this one.
Hailey Baldwin was in the tabloids at the end of December last year when she deleted her Instagram account, but we still can’t get enough of her! We can tell she is a fan of the mini dress, often seen in a cute little number on the streets and runways, paired with a pair of stylish boots to complete the outfit.
Take a note from our favourite Victoria’s secret model Hailey Baldwin, and style your mini dress with a pair of Camel over-the-knee boots for a dramatic look, or go casual-chic with some Black man-style boots matched with a leather jacket. Who says Biker fashion isn’t in! Make sure you match the colour of your leather bag and jacket with your boots, to complete the look, just like Hailey.
Try a cute, lace mini dress with long sleeves like the Shakuhachi Cut Out Lace Pannelled Mini matched with Black over-the-knee boots or try pairing a pair of pointy ankle boots with a whimsical dress like the Starry Night Mini by Talulah. Complete the look with an interesting Black jacket or a big comfy woollen coat.
These are some of our bootie finds!
When you are buying boots, remember to take a look in your closet first, and opt for a pair in a different length and style to what you already have. That way you can mix and match depending on the weather and the type of mini dress you will be wearing. Check that they are comfortable to walk around in, not too tight, and preferably easy to take off at the end of the day when you get home!
Layer it up!
Style Muse: Kendall Jenner
You might be like me and hate the cold terribly, so after you hurry inside from the weather, and the long ordeal taking off your beanie and gloves, unravelling your scarf, taking off your coat, and the cardigan under that – you’ll reveal your stunning mini dress. In the end, you might hate the cold but you just can’t resist wearing a mini dress even if it’s hiding under a tonne of layers! Well that’s my “style hack” for the month, I mean you gotta keep them in suspense, right? If you’re not into that many layers you could just go for a simpler layer look like our muse Kendall Jenner.
She transcended childhood reality TV infamy, the paparazzi and even her own family and we just cannot get enough of her fashion style. We are so obsessed with what she’s up to and everything she wears, especially this bold and all Black look that’s casual but oh-so-chic. She simply owns this look and is bringing Black back.
How to make it your own: It’s the classic, simple and chic look that we love about Kendall’s look, so don’t over think it. Anybody of any shape or size can own this look. I know that 90% of my clothes are in Black so if you’re like me you just have to open up your wardrobe, close your eyes and grab a few items and layer them on. Simply choose a LBD (Little Black Dress), it could be knitted or in any stretch fabric, and invest in a good quality coat that you can wear through Winter. To get Kendall’s look, pair one of the following coats with the Sandro Remind Dress, and put on one of your white tennis shoes, and complete with a Black leather bag.
Mix & match with tights
Style Muse: Zooey Deschanel
Let’s face it, it’s gonna be colder. Let’s pump it up and ban that miserable weather from putting a downer on our day. Add a bit of colour (and warmth!) by pairing up your favourite mini dress with some coloured tights. The “New Girl” look of Jessica Day, played by Zooey Deschanel is perfect, it has a sixties vibe and is fun, quirky and cute and keeps your legs really warm even when wearing a mini dress.
Take some notes from our style muse Zooey Deschanel – buy a few opaque tights in different colours. You can revamp your Autumn wardrobe without a huge outlay as tights only range from about $15 -$50 at any department store. It’s not much to spend, but they really brighten up your wardrobe and your Autumn mood. Colours to go for this season include Wine Red, Bottle Green and Mustard Yellow – they have been popping up in all the designer collections. You could even go for some patterned or lace tights for more flair.
To style, pair coloured tights with either a Black mini dress, or wear a mini dress that complements in colour to your tights. For example, Green with Mustard, Wine with Mustard, or Navy & Mustard. You could also go the other way and match bold coloured mini dresses with Black tights. One day you could be wearing the Ministry of Style Fleeting Dress in Nutmeg with Mustard tights to complement. Another day you could wear patterned or lace tights with the Tiered Broderie Anglaise Mini Dress by Self Portrait. You could even try a checked mini dress with patterned tights, for a preppy schoolgirl look like Zooey above.
Tights are so affordable, so you have the luxury of buying a couple in different colours and patterns and mixing an matching with mini dresses you already have in your closet. If you want to get even warmer, swap the opaque tights for some woollen ones.
The key is to brighten up the Autumn day with some colour and a flirty short hemline. Zooey’s style is always colourful, very quirky, with a sixties vibe, so just have some fun and embrace your true colours!