Friday, March 6, 2015

Fashion Over Fifty: Winterizing a Warm Weather Piece

Hello!  My daughter brought home this cute spring/summer skirt for me to try on when she was visiting over the holidays.  Because it is a thinner material meant for warmer weather, I had to 'winterize' it!  I did this by combining it with a sweater, tights, and boots.  It works because of the dark colors in the skirt.  The fabric may be for spring/summer, but the colors scream fall/winter!

 I wore a silver sequin tank from Express (old) underneath my eggplant cardigan from Sears.  If you remember THIS POST, the sweater I have on is the same, only in eggplant instead of white.
 For jewelry I wore a multi-strand purple beaded necklace from Charming Charlies (old), silver hoop earrings (old), and some multi-colored beaded bracelets (old).
 I put a big black belt around my waist to give me the illusion of a waist, and to hide my tummy a bit.  I don't think it was effective, but I tried!
 I absolutely love the color of this sweater!
 For footwear, I wore my very old black booties from Famous Footwear.  They are so old they are peeling a bit on the toe.  I did buy a replacement pair, but for some reason I still love the design of these, peels and all, so I still wear them.
 The skirt is on the short side, so I wore black tights underneath to help it look less revealing.  I don't think I'd ever wear a skirt this short with bare legs.  It would also look nice with leggings.
So what about you?  Do you have some skirts or dresses that you can wear in the winter by just adding a sweater and some different accessories?  I'd love to hear from you!

Have a great day!


Linking Up with Thursday Fashion Files,  Fashion Files,  Passion for Fashion,  Fun Fashion Friday,  Confident Twosday, and All About You.


  1. Hi Amy, love your outfit very much! I wear also short skirts with a thick maillot. Its really nice and warm. For women our age no problem puh.
    Have a nice weekend, Ageeth
    (A compliment for your husband for the nice photos)

  2. Great look, all those pieces work so well together. LOVE your accessories!

  3. Hi Amy! Thanks so much for linking up for Fun Fashion Friday! Happy to find your blog! What a cute look. Love the skirt with tights and boots. And yes, that eggplant color is so pretty! Hope to see you back next week for more blog hop fun!
    Dawn Lucy

  4. I just love everything about this look! That sequin top looks great with the dark purples in this outfit.


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