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?