How to style your summer clothes for cold weather

Ever wanted to bring that wonderful summer style you love into fall or winter, but it’s too cold to wear it when the weather changes? Here are a few tips to on how to style your summer favs for fall and winter instead of pushing them to the back of the closet until the spring thaw begins. Hint, it’s all about the layers…

 

Black and white and silver all over

 

Layer up. Add scarves, coats, boots, hats, tights – whatever keeps you warm! I chose to wear a sleeveless maxi dress and didn’t remember to put on a pair of tights. But baby, it’s getting cold out there, so I could have used those tights as the weather is cooling down now in Oregon. Not quite winter weather yet, but upper 40’s are still a bit cold.

Wear a sweater over top of a dress so it looks more like a skirt – adds extra warmth and creates a new fall/winter look.

Depending on the dress, you can wear your dress as a tunic with leggings underneath + boots for added warmth. Or skinny jeans. Any pants that aren’t too bulky will work just fine.

Wear a long sleeved shirt underneath a sleeveless dress. I have one I was looking at thinking it would look good with the new ‘in’ trend of wearing shirts under sleeveless dresses or tops.

Wear a cardigan over the dress with a vest layered over top + tights and boots.

Maxi dresses are great for fall and winter – the longer length equals more warmth.

Wear shorts with thick tights and boots + layers on top for a fun fall look.

Mostly, it’s all about layering – over or under to get the warmth & style you need and want for the colder weather.

 

Black and white chevron dress

 

Black, white and silver

 

Black and white fall to winter style

 

 

Black leather jacket, black and white zig zag dress + rose gold purse

 

Black and white zig zag chevron pattern maxi dress

 

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Blue and gray on a fine fall day

This past weekend this fine fall weather was amazing! Just a bit cool in the mornings and evenings, but perfect the middle of the day. Sunday we stopped at the park on our way home from church and played in the leaves. So much fun! I felt good for two whole days after my round of physical therapy, chiro, acupuncture and massage, and then the pain started creeping back in on the third day. I was jumping and throwing leaves and having fun because I still felt pretty good.

After I got home, I was worried my back would start hurting really bad because of it, but the pain was just creeping slowly back in like it had the last weekend after my round of appointments, so I don’t think I was any worse for the wear after playing in the park. May as well have had fun with those fall leaves while I still could. The rain is coming back again and they are going to be wet and slimy now. Not so much fun to play with any more… Wah, wah, wah. And Monday’s round of appointments didn’t seem to give me as much relief as the ones the end of last week. So, play while you can, I say!

 

Fall fun!

 

Blue and gray stripes + white coat

 

Blue and gray

 

Fall style

 

Taupe boots, + blue and gray outfit

 

 

Blue short sleeved sweater + gray cardigan + blue and gray striped skirt and taupe boots

 

Blue and gray on a fall day

 

We also had fun taking Boomerang shots of us throwing the leaves. Check out my Instagram  to see it.

 

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