Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How to: Wear a summer dress in the fall

Since this summer has been so chilly, I planned to do a nice little post today on what to wear for the early fall. But we finally had one of the hottest days of the season today, so now I'm a little conflicted. A summery day is wonderful, but I was already getting excited for layers and chunky pieces.

My point was that instead of packing up those pretty summer dresses already, you could squeeze a bit more life out of them by styling them for the fall weather. One of my favourite things to do lately is to throw on a dress and then lazily slap a sweater over it. I'm also a fan of contrasting a dainty dress with heavy combat boots, which is also great because combat boots are super functional for dreary rainy days. For colder days, I'd pair the look with a bold coat. Patterned and coloured outerwear make the season more vibrant in a sea of black leather jackets and green military jackets (yeah, you know the one I'm talking about!). I prefer this deep rich green, which is still subtle enough to be worn with anything. But for now, I guess I'll enjoy this freak heatwave. And remind me not to complain about melting and sweating because I just remembered that I absolutely hate the cold of Canadian weather. This cute layered look only lasts for about a month before I give up and bundle myself up like an abominable snowman. I'll be grudgingly counting down with an oversized watch this season in the meantime. 

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  1. my tolerance for cold is extremely namby-pamby, so I'm already in layers in Maine. XD This layering you've suggested is quite brilliant, though; I love the idea of a summer dress with combat boots.



  2. I love this combo. The chunky sweater with the long tassel necklace is fantastic.

  3. love those boots, i was looking for once similar recently, wish I had seen this before I bought some!


  4. I love everything everything everything about this outfit. The color scheme, the sweater over the dress, the coat color. Beautiful.
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  5. I love layering things over dresses in the fall, so cute <3

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  7. Very beautiful set and so inspo for me
    I really love it
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  8. this is actually the perfect post. i'm not ready for summer to leave me!!

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  9. So perfect! I love the green color of the coat and the boots would look so cute with it!

    xo, Kina

  10. I love your idea of extending the time you have for your summer dresses by incorporating them into the autumnal wardrobe; I might just take a leaf out of your book! I also adore the colour scheme you've opted for in this post.. chunky cream knits with dark green coats or accessories is just a killer combination! :)

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  11. You're so right!! This is definitely the best way to wear a summer dress in fall/winter! I love the whole combo and the coat is so perfect!

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  12. I love how you have updated the dress for fall wear. I am definitely ready for some fall temperatures here. I am not a fan of these 90 + weather we have been having here.

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  14. I love the look you styled. I try to purchase summer dresses that will work well in more than one season, and I'm a huge advocate of throwing a cardigan and/or denim jacket over that dress once the temps start to dress. Can't wait to see how you actually wear it!


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