Friday, December 13, 2019

How To Wear A Summer Dress in the Fall/Winter

Wear Summer Dresses In The Winter

Hi Everyone!  Today, I'm joining the number of posts I see online right now that talk about how to continue wearing summer pieces in the colder months. Nothing earth shattering, but I do think it's important to use our clothing as much as possible throughout the year. Sleeveless dresses are, in my opinion, one of the easiest summer pieces to continue wearing in the colder months because you can add layering to create warmth. 

I've done some layering here by adding a brown turtleneck under the pretty print summer shift dress. Not one to keep bare legs, I also am wearing taupe colored tights which pick up on the taupe and gold colors that appear, among other colors, in the dress. I also chose to keep the shoes flat even though a heel would possibly look better. But, let's face it, flats are more comfortable and my knees have been "talking to me" lately, so flats it is! Although not shown here, leggings would look just fine with this dress and a pretty sweater or long cardi would be another way to move this dress from summer only wearing to wearing during the colder months. 

One of the things I appreciate about this blog (among many) is that I have reason to "play" in my closet and try putting together different looks with outfits. You hear me say this a lot, but I hope that you "play" in your closet as well because you will be surprised at the number of ways you can find to style outfits. I'm excited about our upcoming "Match Made in Seven" theme, which will go live this coming Tuesday evening-December 17th-at 6:00 p.m., because it's an unusual theme for this time of year and I was thrilled with the outcome. Have I made you curious? Wonderful! Be sure to check back on Tuesday evening next week. 

Until then, let me know what summer pieces you continue to style during the winter and how you make that happen! And if you love what you read here and/or find it useful I hope that you will recommend this blog to others and that you will sign up to follow me by email. Just see the right side of the blog to see where to sign up to follow me by email. It's easy and free and you will never miss a single post!

Until Next Time,


Sharon said...

I enjoy seeing how you "play" in your closet, Debbie, and it's inspiration for me to do the same thing with my clothes. You have definitely made me curious about your "Match Made in Seven" theme. I'll look forward to viewing the post next week!

Karen Anderson said...

I do like this concept and you have shown how to make it work. I do this in transitional seasons, but generally abandon the idea once the temperatures are consistently in the 20's and 30's. You have inspired me to try again! I find it easier with sleeveless dresses because it's easier to add a jacket or sweater. My summer skirts are so light in color that they don't work as well. The color of your dress is easier to work with. I'm very much a tights wearer in the fall and winter! Your dress layered this way would also look really cute with boots. I'll definitely be looking in my closet for options. I do have some very lightweight tops that I still wear with turtlenecks under them in the winter. It just gets so cold here!!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks, Sharon, I hope you enjoy this month's theme!

Debbie Styles Life said...

You're right, Karen, once it gets so cold this wouldn't work! The dress material is thin, but for right now it's fine. I would like to try this look with boots. I notice that the tights appear like a "mustardy" yellow in these pics and aren't that attractive. Next time, I'll go with black tights and boots or black shoes I think.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks to everyone for your comments!

Joy said...

A good idea. I tend to use T shirts under jumpers, etc, as an extra layer but that's not fashion, that's just common sense.
Layers are the best thing for warmth, I think.