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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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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New layout for the blog!

I updated the layout for the blog this week. I hope you like it. I’ve been meaning to do this all year and finally got around to it. Still trying to figure out a few things here and there, but one thing I’m excited about is my new ‘Shop my Instagram’ tab in the drop down menu on my ‘Shop’ tab. I don’t have a lot of looks in there yet, but I’ll be adding more as I go.

To use the ‘Shop my Instagram’ tab, click on a photo in there and all of the items from that look will appear underneath the photo. Voila! I update items as they sell out, so you can find similar items to create that look.

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday weekend as we transition from fall into winter. {Yikes!} I’m not looking forward to the cold weather, myself. But, we put up our Christmas tree today, so onward we go toward the next season, ready or not!

In the meantime, I’m enjoying the last of the fall colors… Here are some of my recent photos so you can enjoy them with me.

 

Ladybug and leaf

Ladybug and leaf

 

Trio of red

Trio of red

 

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

 

Oak leaves in the fall

Oak leaves in the fall

 

Looking down

Looking down

 

Red leaf

Red leaf

 

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