It happens every year. Cooler temperatures arrive in Autumn and we happily pull out our cozy sweaters, all ready to snuggle up by the fireplace. But although the winter chill has set in and we have well and truly said goodbye to those summer days, it doesn’t necessarily mean we have to say goodbye to our summer clothes. Plus nothing brightens up a dull and dreary winter morning like wearing your favorite fun summer dress.
It’s all about smart layering, the key word here being: smart. You don’t want to end up looking like the bag lady from 3 doors down the hallway, or look like you’ve already put on 5kg with one bad outfit choice. So We have put together some handy ideas that will help transform your summer closet into a winter-friendly one, with just the addition of a few solid investments.
Layers are a key for transitioning your wardrobe and the combinations are endless. Layering is easy and can be done with almost any article of clothing.
Wear a lightweight fitted top (longer than the layer that you’re putting over it) and add a sweater and a scarf. If the layers are lightweight, add a blazer or denim jacket to your outfit. Keep the under-layers more fitted and use a belt for an hourglass silhouette.
Play with texture; it’s best to incorporate a mix of materials when styling a layered look. Avoid using the same fabrics; your look will be heavy and dowdy (which can add the appearance of unwanted weight as well).
Combinations to Try
- Strappy summer sandals look cute with colorful tights.
Invest in a great pair of opaque leggings to wear under cutoffs.
- Turn a summer dress into winter skirt by adding a cute sweatshirt on top.
- A long sleeve top under overalls and jumpsuits make them more practical in winter.
- Try a turtleneck under a shift dress. Trust us, a fitted black turtleneck will be your best friend through the bitterly cold season. You could stack a sweater and coat over it, layer it under a cute dress, or try it solo and tucked into a maxi skirt for a formal occasion.
Maxi skirts or maxi dresses are usually considered summer clothes, but work even better in winter. Making a maxi dress work in winter can be challenging, but if you follow these rules, you can try this look without freezing. Make sure that your maxi dress is slim fitting to avoid unnecessary bulk.