Top here – similar here and here | Pants here | Bag here | Sandals (old) – similar here | White Heels here
Tips and Tricks to Wear Your Summer Clothes All Winter
I don’t know about you but I don’t do some major turnover of my wardrobe during the fall. First, I do have quite a bit of clothes but I have not really organized them specifically by season. Second, I am just plain lazy about doing things like that. Third, why would I want to put a favourite piece of clothing away to not see it for the next couple of months! So below are my top 10 tips and tricks to wear your summer clothes all winter.
1. Just wear it!!
My top in the pictures above definitely looks like a summer top, and to be honest I love it. So I will wear it all winter long and just throw my big puffy jacket over it outside!
2. Closed toed shoes.
You can see in the pictures above I switched from sandals to a pair a of closed toed pumps. This helps the outfit feel a little bit more for colder weather without losing the style of the outfit.
3. Just add tights/stockings/pantyhose (whatever you call them!).
This was a big discussion around my office and all the ladies agreed. We continue to wear our skirts and dresses all year long by covering up our legs!
4. Don’t put away your summer colours/patterns.
Like my first point, keep wearing those pastel colours and floral tops and dresses, just add a darker hued sweater or blazer over top and you have a great mixture of colours to carry you through the colder months.
5. Layer up.
I think a lot of ladies like me who live in colder climates will know this but by adding a thermal top under just about anything will keep you warm. Or try a turtleneck under your favourite sleeveless dress!
6. Get some faux fur.
One of my favourite things to wear as the weather changes is a faux fur gillet/vest over top of whatever top I choose to wear during the day. It also adds a bit of glamour to your outfit during the day
7. Add a scarf.
Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good scarf. You can wear it to add a little texture to any outfit while keeping you nice and toasty. Several of my scarfs I can also wrap around me during the day if I get to chilly sitting in my office chair.
8. Add a cardigan.
One of my favourite pieces is to layer a cardigan over my tops. Honestly, I do this regardless of the weather. In the summer the A/C is usually pretty chilly in the office and in the winter the more layers the better. I have one in every colour of the rainbow I swear… I just counted I have 12. May be excessive but like I said I feel like I am in one every day year round!
9. Wear them boots!
Now, I have a really hard time giving up my open-toed shoes. Personally, I am not a fan of socks for some strange reason. However, when the time comes aka a lot of snow, I have to put on some socks and boots. I like to pair my sundress with a blazer and some OTK or knee-high boots to wear through the colder months.
10. Get a good winter coat.
This one is only half about the style of the coat. I live in the great white north and it gets really cold up here during the winter. Invest in a great winter coat that will keep you warm when you are outside. I focus more on the warmth than then style of the coat to be honest. I only have to wear it outside, and when I get inside it comes right off anyways! This means you can wear just about anything underneath it and still be warm when you venture outdoors.