Whether you are all for an endless summer or someone who dreams of the colder weather one thing we can all agree on, dressing in the fall and winter months is the best. There is something about layering up and dressing in cozy knits and cardigans that we can’t get enough of.
However, when a season changes it can feel like you have to buy a whole new wardrobe. But not anymore, today’s blog is all about providing you with tips and tricks to stretch your summer wardrobe a little longer. We even have some demonstrations at the end to make it clear and simple.
Summer is all about dresses, whether they are a floral pattern, pastel, or just a shorter length they deserve to be worn longer than just a few months.
- Tip #1: Layers
The fall and winter months are already all about layering so you’ll get a trendy and stylish look anyways. But it will also keep you comfortable and ready for the day. Add a cardigan or denim jacket to your dress to give it that winter ready style.
The sleeveless jumper style dresses were huge this summer, to keep you warm and those dresses thriving though the colder weather change your short sleeve for a long sleeve or even a lightweight turtleneck.
- Tip #2: Colors
Whether your dress is a pastel color or full of pastels thanks to the floral pattern when layering opt for darker colors. Instead of adding to the pastel color scheme, go darker. This will add that eye-catching pop of color, while also giving your wardrobe a more fall and winter appropriate vibe.
- Tip #3: Maxi Dresses
Maxi dresses are easily one of the most versatile things in our closet, whether you are going to a fancier event and need to look elegant or are going for a casual, laid back style a maxi dress always has your back. So don’t put it away when the season changes, thanks to the longer length you already have more coverage to keep you warm. Plus if you are really cold, throw on some fleece leggings or tights and no one will ever know!
If the weather allows, by all means keep wearing those adorable sandals. They give any outfit they are paired with a light and airy feel.
- Tip #1: Pair Them with Fall Essentials
Pairing your favorite sandals with a chunky knit sweater and your favorite pair of jeans is an easy way to keep that effortless and breezy style alive as the weather gets colder.
- Tip #2: Get Creative
The weather may not allow for bare feet under your favorite sandals so tights or long socks for a school girl style. Some sandals look just as cute with a layer as they do without, before completely shutting down this idea try it out to keep summer alive a little longer!
Tops & Tees
Summer is all about that effortless style, wearing breezy blouses and adorable graphic tees. With our three simple tips you can continue that effortless style long after the summer nights have left.
- Tip #1: Add Cozy Essentials
Keep yourself stylish and warm by reaching for beanies and scarfs while still rocking your summer favorites. Pair your favorite linen blouse with a chunky knit scarf to add some dimension to your wardrobe while keeping that breeziness. Or reach for a beanie with a fun graphic tee for a casual and laid back look.
- Tip #2: Layer Your Graphics
Some think that graphic tees are only for the warmer weather, how sad is that? Those people are definitely missing out on some adorable fall and winter outfits. Wear your favorite graphic tee from summer with a longer cardigan, or more structured jacket for a playful and unique style.
- Tip #3: Colors
Just like our dresses think about the colors on your top. Pair bright colors with a neutral and neutrals with a darker color to give your outfit that fall and winter feel. Be sure to get creative, by adding a darker colored cardigan to your summer floral top it can bring out that floral pattern and really make it pop!
One of the easiest way to make your wardrobe more cold weather friendly is by changing up your shoes. Whether you are into the knee high boots, or ankle booties they instantly give your outfit a warmer weather feel without any hassle.
When you are shopping invest in staple pieces, this makes stretching your wardrobe even easier. Stick to classy pieces and year round colors that you can see yourself wearing throughout the entire year. As you add clothes to your cart think of all the ways you can wear them, all the options are sure to surprise you.
Trust Your Gut
When creating the perfect fall or winter outfit be sure to keep the weather in mind. Instead of thinking ‘is this fall appropriate’ think ‘is this weather appropriate’ just because the months have changed doesn’t mean it's necessarily time for thick jackets and knits. If you can stretch your summer favorites longer without adding anything, by all means do it!
As always, make sure you are getting creative in your outfits. Your style allows you to express yourself without having to say a word.
Let's show you some examples:
You have: A Sundress
Add: A layer on top, like a cardigan or jean jacket, tights and boots.
You have: A Denim Skirt
Add: Tights, thick sweaters and boots
You have: Denim overalls or a sleeveless jumpsuit
Add: Layer a long sleeve under if its an overall style or pair with a cardigan or jean jacket (rock the denim on denim look) and of course some cute booties.
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