How to style a sundress for colder weather

So you’ve got your favorite sundress in the closet that you want to keep wearing as the weather gets colder. Now, how to make it warm enough to keep wearing in the winter and fall? This post is all about transitioning warm weather dresses into a cute & cozy cold weather outfit.

In this look, I took a sweater and layered it over top of a sundress. Then I added a belt to bring in the waist and make the dress look more like a skirt. Perfect fall / winter look with the jewel toned purple sweater and black and white striped dress.

Other ways you can winterize your summer sundresses would be to:

  1. Wear a blazer over top. You can add a coat over that if needed for going outside, or wear it with just the blazer if the weather is warm enough.
  2. Add turtleneck underneath. A mock turtleneck works to add warmth and would still look cute.
  3. Add a button up shirt. Depending on the style of dress, you could add a button up shirt underneath, or over the top, belted or unbelted to warm up the look.
  4. Accessorize! I just had knee high boots in this look, but if the temps drop lower, I would add tights, a scarf, gloves, a poncho, or even leggings underneath to keep warm. Earmuffs, anyone? And how about a muff? Those warm cylinder shaped things Victorian women stuffed their hands in to keep them warm. Yeah. I want one of those. Let’s bring muffs back!
  5. Add a cardigan. I am always wearing cardigans at work to keep warm. Because, yes, sometimes we are cold indoors in the winter. Then you can just layer your coat over the top when you go out.
  6. Add a skirt. Under or over. Another skirt layered over the top or underneath can add volume and warmth.
  7. Add a sweater. I already did that in this look, but another way to add a sweater is to wear it underneath the dress. This sweater would have worked good under as well as over because it isn’t too bulky. If the sweater is really bulky or chunky, wear it over the top.

How are you bringing your summer clothes into winter? Mostly I wear a tank top underneath my tops everyday to add another thin layer of warmth to my core.

To anyone praying for my friend who has leukemia; after three different types of chemo, one finally worked! Her blood count has now gone from 90% of cancer cells to less than 5%. However, she has treatment resistant cancer so will be needing the bone marrow transplant. Pray that she finds a donor match needed for this. Her siblings are testing for this right now.

Merry Christmas to everyone near and far.

Fear not, for 2020 is almost over… 

(What? Is that not a traditional holiday greeting?)

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.

Tweed two ways

Going into the new year, I’m still loving the tweed trend. The only tweed I don’t like is when there are colors I don’t like in the pattern. This blue tweed jacket is becoming a staple piece in my wardrobe. I wore it here one way. Today I’m going to show you how I styled it another way.

 

Tweed jacket, black skirt, black boots + black cat eye sunglasses

Tweed jacket & black boots, Shop Girl Consignment, metallic black floral top, Ross, black fluffy scarf, given to me, black cat eye sunglasses, Rue 21, disco ball earrings, old, Ann Taylor Loft, black pleated bow skirt, old, Ann Taylor Loft

My son found this wonderful bridge to take photos at. This time of year it’s a bit shady and cool in this spot but it looked like there was a park nearby that would be nice to visit on a warm sunny day.

Please tell me warm sunny days are coming soon! It is rainy and miserable in Oregon right now. But we had sun a few days ago, and I know it will return! The only problem is that when it returns it get really cold and windy out. I still think I’d rather have the sun than rain right now.

 

Tweed jacket, black skirt, black boots + black cat eye sunglasses

 

 

Tweed jacket, black skirt, black boots, fluffy black scarf + pave ball earrings

Tweed jacket, black skirt, black boots, fluffy black scarf + glitter tights

Tweed jacket, black skirt, black boots, fluffy black scarf + glitter tights

Tweed jacket, black skirt, black boots + black cat eye sunglassesTweed jacket, black skirt, black boots + black cat eye sunglasses

 

So, this time I wore the tweed with a cute pleated skirt from the Loft, black boots with a cute chain detail, sparkly tights – because you know I love me a little bit of sparkle! On the top I had a metallic top with a rose pattern, the blue tweed jacket, black cat eye sunglasses and metallic pave ball drop earrings. A fun look you could wear to the office, to church, or for a day on the town.

 

Blue tweed jacket, shiny pants, black top, metallic flats and purple sunglasses

Here is a photo of how I styled the tweed before. I do love those shiny pants. So wonderful!

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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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