My name’s Wendy and I’m a summerholic. It’s no shock is it? I love warm weather and I love summer fashion. The dresses, the shorts, the tank tops, the flip flops. I love it all. I am even learning to enjoy swimwear and can finally say at age 35 that I enjoy wearing a bikini. But enough about that. Lets leave the bikini chat until at least November!
When I look in my wardrobe each day during the winter months and see all the summer frocks, I always feel a little forlorn and mildly depressed that I won’t be wearing any for quite a few months to come. But hang on a minute – who says you can’t wear summer dresses in winter? You totally can!
This is such a great way to get more wear out of your summer clothes and to reduce the boredom factor with your winter ones. And for anyone looking to add more colour to your winter outfits, choose your summer brights, layer up and have some fun.
I’ve put together three ways you can wear summer dresses during winter using these three dresses.
From left to right they are:
The tunic dress (by Sunnygirl)
The party dress (from a random market stall)
The kaftan (by Ezibuy)
1. With tights and a blazer
Wearing tunic dress by Sunnygirl, blazer by Cotton On, tights by Seed, boots by Betts Shoes, belt by Paul Dane and scarf by Sportsgirl.
Adding the blazer and boots makes this outfit suitable for work or any type of occasion really! I was warm and comfortable and loved wearing this fun print as the feature of the outfit.
2. With jeans and a cardigan
I look a bit pleased with myself here! Maybe it’s because I’ve discovered another “mum duty” outfit that isn’t boring old jeans and a jumper. And this kaftan hides all sorts of muffin top issues. For cold days, you could add a nice thick knitted scarf for more warmth and / or replace the sneakers for boots.
3. With jeggings and a denim jacket
Wearing Paradisco dress, jeggings by Country Road, jacket by Refuge Denim, shoes by Ezibuy and earrings by Colette Hayman.
The last time I wore this dress was on NYE with swimmers underneath!! It’s a fun beach / party dress (with a fabulous name don’t you think) and fairly short in length so it can be miraculously transformed into a fun top for a winter night out. Again, it hides the bumpy bits and with some heels and sparkly earrings, it’s an easy way to put together an outfit without buying something new.
I hope I have provided some inspiration to get additional wear out of your pretty summer frocks. Or at least something to keep your mind off the cold
Do you wear summer dresses in winter? Would you try one of your summer dresses as a top perhaps?