Friday, February 17, 2017

How to Wear a Summer Dress In Winter

The last time I wore this dress it was summer (see that post HERE).  It's a wonderful summer dress because it's lightweight, has short sleeves and is short.  But I thought because it's black, I might try styling it for a warm winter day and this is what I came up with.

I thought my old sweater vest (shown previously in these posts HERE and HERE), would not only bring the extra warmth I needed but add some interest as well.

Because it's winter, I wore black tights and black over-the-knee boots.

The dress has a lovely lace up detail.

 The vest has an asymmetrical cut so it is longer on the sides and shorter in the front and back.  It's also a solid white on the back with the stripes only on the front and sides.

Because of the grommets on my dress, I didn't wear a necklace.  I wanted the lace up detail of the dress to take center stage.  I wore several silver bracelets and rings instead of a necklace and carried a beige bag.

I did punch more holes in the back strap of my over-the-knees to tighten them up a bit, but they still slip down.  If over-the-knee boots are still in style next year, I will have to look for a pair with a higher shaft.

Everyone in Wisconsin is so excited about the warmer temperatures we've been having.  It's wonderful to see the snow melting so early and I'm hoping all the ice will finally be gone from my driveway soon!

Next week were expecting temps in the 50's!!!!!!  Yeah!  We'll all be walking around with shorts and flip flops I'm sure!

And this will be my last blog post for over a week.  I'm driving down to Illinois to spend a week with my kids.  I won't be posting here, but hope to still stay active on Instagram so please follow me if your not already!

Have a Great Day!  Amy

Linking Up with these Fabulous Blogs HERE.


  1. Oh I could do with some of those good temperatures! That dress will really come in to play when the weather is better. I hope you can link up. Have a great weekend x

  2. I love layering to get more wear out of summer dresses! Thanks for linking up at Fabulous Friday!

  3. Wow wee! Looking very sassy in this cute dress, boots, tights ensemble. Enjoy time out/time away with your babies.

  4. Thanks Leslie! I'm having a blast in Chicago! The weather is so beautiful!


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