dress: banana republic (40% off today!!) | jacket: similar, similar, similar in white | sandals: similar ($22) | sunnies: karen walker | watch: michael kors (similar) | earrings: kate spade
Good morning! We’re taking one giant leap into a new week after an eventful weekend, and we’re kicking this week off by talking about the easiest ways to take your dresses from Spring to Summer! This past weekend was filled with out-of-town guests, birthday celebrations (at Hattie’s no less…anyone else a big fan?), and a family movie night for us. The weather was a bit cool and rainy so it gave us the perfect opportunity to take our own advice when it comes to styling dresses for changing temps.
To start with, one of my biggest downfalls is buying summer dresses in early Spring. I mean, it’s kind of hard not to when stores put out their summer merchandise in what feels like the middle of winter, and the hotter than normal temps in Texas doesn’t help much either. So, I typically find myself with a slew of summer dresses, which seems to be fine and appropriate for the day time here in Dallas (typically in the 70s and 80s), but then I always seem to get real chilly when the sun fades away and I’ve got nothing to cover my arms.
So, I’ve turned to layering to give my dresses a bit more life and a bit more “wear time.” I’ve simply started layering! I haven’t always been a big fan of layering because I always thought it made me look bulky and formless since I’m short and have a short torso, but I’ve learned to pick those layering pieces that flatter my figure. For example, in this post I chose a green military vest (you could also choose a military jacket) that narrows at the waist to give my figure some form. I also chose a cropped denim jacket, which hit at my natural waist and again, helped to show off my figure.
The best thing about layering over a dress, too, is that when you finally wear the dress by itself it seems like a completely new dress that’s never been worn!
What’s your favorite way to layer? I’d love to hear!
vest: similar (under $100)
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xx – anna