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Here’s How To Wear a Summer Dress in the Winter (Without Freezing Your Butt Off!)

Here’s How To Wear a Summer Dress in the Winter (Without Freezing Your Butt Off!)

How To Stay Stylish AND Stay Warm

Don’t you hate it when the cold weather creeps in and you have to shun half of your wardrobe?

Whether you banish it to the back of your closet or hide it away in tubs, it can really feel like a part of you is missing all winter.

Thankfully, there are a lot of style hacks to wear your warm-weather clothes when the temperatures drop too low.

So don’t say goodbye to your summer clothes just yet—I’m going to explore one option in this post using a colorful sleeveless dress as an example!

Let’s dive in!

Winter Wardrobe Woes

First off, what do you define as summer clothes? Is it a silhouette, a print, or maybe even a color?

Some clothing elements are easier to transition into winter than others. I think all colors should be for year-round wear, but I will admit it can be tricky

At a basic level, all colors should be fair play year-round.

It can be tricky wearing certain patterns like gingham and floral, which usually have an attachment with spring and summer.

But the big boss to beat is slinky cuts and mini-styles. While not impossible (as I’m about the show you) it does take a lot of creativity to pull off.

hannah is wearing an orange patterned dress, an orange cardigan, skin tone colored tights, and silver mary jane flats.hannah is wearing an orange patterned dress, an orange cardigan, skin tone colored tights, and silver mary jane flats.

What’s My Season?!

My outfit has a couple of summer characteristics like the bright orange hue, the bold pattern, and the fact that the dress is sleeveless!

Believe it or not, I thrifted this dress and cardigan within weeks of each other last fall. I thought I’d have to wait until later in the season to wear either of them when I realized they would look incredible put together – plus adding the cozy cardigan helped to winterize my dress.

To continue adding warmth to my outfit, I also wore a pair of tights. If I wasn’t wearing an orange cardigan, I’d probably wear some crazy colored tights. But I went with skin tone to keep the outfit from being overwhelming.

I’m not sure if you’d say my accessories are subtle as I’m wearing a DIY Barbie shoe necklace and silver Mary Janes. But I thought they were just the right details to brighten up a dreary winter day!

hannah is wearing an orange patterned dress, an orange cardigan, skin tone colored tights, and silver mary jane flats.

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WHAT I’M WEARING
All thrifted | DIY necklace (get the tutorial here) | Old Walmart tights

hannah is wearing an orange patterned dress, an orange cardigan, skin tone colored tights, and silver mary jane flats. hannah is wearing an orange patterned dress, an orange cardigan, skin tone colored tights, and silver mary jane flats.

More Cool Style Tips For Staying Warm

When it comes to layering your summer clothes for winter, the sky is the limit. A few more ideas might be –

• Try a turtleneck underneath a sleeveless dress
• Wear leggings instead of tights
• Try tall boots with your summer dresses
• Accessorize with a chunky scarf

What is your favorite styling hack for wearing summer clothes in the winter? Let me know in the comments!

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hannah is wearing an orange patterned dress, an orange cardigan, skin tone colored tights, and silver mary jane flats.


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