Apparently winter is coming. I think it took longer to get to Brisbane than it did to Westeros. But assuming that we will have a winter, here are few ways you can take your summer favourites and turn them into cosy winter ones.
The little summer day dress
The addition of a trench coat in a similar cut and length brings a very summery outfit into cooler weather territory. Rather than buckling at the front (and obscuring the dress all together), I have tied the belt at the back. This emphasises the hourglass shape of the dress. Winter shoes and a cute hat and you are ready for the winter racing carnival.
The (even smaller) summer evening dress
Tights and boots instantly take an outfit from summer to winter. I’m also way more comfortable in a dress this short with tights.
The summer maxi
I don’t know why I see maxi skirts as a winter thing and maxi dresses as a summer thing — but I do. Adding extra layers in the way of a single and denim jacket, along with boots, make this a fav winter outfit. If the days get warm (as they do in Brisbane) you can always de-layer.
This rather lovely boho dress transforms into a winter outfit with the addition of a black turtleneck and the gorgeous Aspen vest from Philosophy (gifted). It looks just as cute thrown over the dress without the turtleneck. Because the dress is so low cut, I tend to always wear a vest over the top — it’s a good trick for any dress that you quite like but feel exposes too much of the girls.
Like me, you might have things in your wardrobe that leave you feeling exposed as summer outfits. Adding layers can give you comfort and your outfit a new lease of life as the weather turns.
Now, you might know my friend Bron over at FlatBumMum – she also has some fabulous ideas for transforming summer dresses into winter stunners. And if you have posted about this very topic, link up in the comments.
What’s your favourite way to style summer clothing into winter?
Wow, great conversions. I’ll be looking at my wardrobe differently this winter.
So glad to read that — I am all for re-purposing where you can.
This is something I do! Maxi dresses especially- add boots, a jacket and a scarf and you’re good to go!
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Just such an easy and cool look.
I never thought of summer dresses transitioning into winter pieces! This is just genius. I might have to give it a go (if it ever gets cool enough!)
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IF it ever gets cool enough. The mornings just tease with promises of a chill in the air.
You are just stunning Robyna! Love all these ideas. I’m a boots and leggings girl with a layered summer dress (when I get out of my jeans that is). And I love your hair style. Xx
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Thanks – I love that leggings look!
Great ideas. I’ve been struggling a bit because our mornings seem to be cool, but the afternoons are positively sunny and warm! It’s good to have a layered approach (even though I HATE layers haha).
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I think it’s all about the layers given our weather.
Love this! I’m a huge fan of maxi dresses so might have to play around a bit with some winter styling! Xx
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So many options with maxis – one of the most versatile pieces of clothing around I reckon.
Brilliant! I too like to add layers so that my clothes get a longer wearing into the new season. I’m trying for a more minimalist approach to my wardrobe lately and this has given me some great ideas. http://www.lifewrangling.com
So glad to read it – I am all for re-using as much of our wardrobes as possible.
I really like the teeny, tiny dress transformation. Not that it doesn’t look super hot in the Summer version.
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Thanks Karen. It is a pretty short dress so tights are definitely a go.
I love all your suggestions but if I looked as amazing as you in that first dress I would be strutting around all winter in that maxi and nothing else!!!
Haha. I must admit after I took that photo I thought “the girls are having a good day” 😉
Great idea – I’m going to give some of these a go. I’ve got some new black ankle boots winging their way to me (excited!) so these will help with the repurpose! Thanks for the ideas. xx
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Oooh. Exciting. I LOVE mine — I was lucky enough to win them.
These are great suggestions! I love finding really versatile pieces I can wear year-round.
So glad you found it useful!