Thursday, December 31, 2020

How To Wear A Summer Dress In Winter and A New Year's Video

 Can You Wear Summer Dresses In Winter?

I totally believe you can wear summer dresses in the winter! In fact, there is no way I could have waited until Spring or Summer to style this pretty dress that The Mr. gave me for Christmas (with a little help picking it out by yours truly!).

When I saw the pretty blues, purples, greens and whites in this dress I thought this was one of the loveliest dresses I had seen in a long while. And yes, the colors lend themselves to Spring and Summer. But with a few additions the dress works well for Winter, as well.

Adding a layer underneath was the first step in turning this dress into a winter dress. I chose a hot pink turtleneck to add not only a layer of warmth but to also pull out the fuschia colors of the dress. 

And then, adding a long black cardigan was the next step. The colors just pop under the black, don't you think? 

Black leggings are a great addition for leg warmth. You know I have embraced the pants/leggings with dresses look as a way to style my dresses year round. I'm enjoying wearing my dresses more. Loving the look with my Mary Jane Skechers, also. 

They were a Poshmark find and I'm wearing them frequently. So glad I found them. The cloth weaving is very comfortable and the scalloped edges on the straps add such a stylish touch. 

I even felt like adding jewelry! I went for a vintage inspired look with the chunky blue and silver necklace and vintage blue post earrings that belonged originally to my Mom. You can just see a hint of the earrings but I assure you I am wearing them! This outfit makes me feel happy and I am still enjoying wearing it as I write this. It may see me through the New Year this evening! I've mentioned this before but I think it bears repeating. Fashion should be fun and should make us feel good. This outfit definitely does that. There may be parts of it that you like and parts that you don't. And that is OK. The great thing about style is that everyone can make their own style. I hope that you will go to your closet and look for an outfit that makes you feel happy when you wear it. Put it on and feel good! 

My wish for you is to have a wonderful end to 2020 and a beautiful 2021 with only good things happening in your life! With that in mind, take a moment to view this short video from me to you!

Happy New Year!


Feel Like Shopping?
long sleeve dress by DB Moon (Amazon) Lots of pattern/color choices!
Skecher Mary Jane Shoes (DSW) I got mine from Poshmark. I like the tan ones, though!


Sharon said...

What a pretty new dress! I love the colors, and it was fun to see how you accessorized your new gift! It was good to view the video to see you "in person" and receive your nice new year's message. Happy New Year, Debbie!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you, Sharon, and have a Happy New Year!

Iris said...

Love the outfit, and you should wear what makes you happy. You did a great job pulling it into wintertime. Happy New Year to you and yours.
Grace & Peace, Iris

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

You look cute. Living in Florida, I wear whatever I want including white in winter. Totally depends on the weather. When it's cook in winter, I wear lots of black because I can't wear it in summer. Way to hot!

Alfubet said...

I’ve been reading your blog for quite awhile now, and just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy it! Thanks so much and blessings to you in 2021!

Jessica Jannenga said...

Hi Debbie!
Happy New Year!
What pretty colors in the dress! So nice hubby got it for you. I love how you layered your summer dress and added some leggings. I like to make my clothes last multiple seasons as well.
thanks for linking!
jess xx