As the temperature begins to drop and leaves turn from green to red, many of us start thinking about winter clothing. But we don’t want to say goodbye to dresses just yet! Even though fall and winter are the prime seasons for chunky sweaters and heavy coats, you can still wear cute dresses throughout this time of year if you’ve got some fashion sense (and if you live in a warmer climate, of course). Here are seven ways you can style your favorite dresses for colder weather without looking like an Eskimo!
1) The key is layers
It can be hard to dress up when the weather gets colder. However, you don’t have to sacrifice style just because it’s getting chillier outside. The key is layers! It can be hard to dress up when the weather gets colder. However, you don’t have to sacrifice style just because it’s getting chillier outside. If a sweater isn’t your thing, try wearing one underneath your clothes instead of an overcoat. A warm coat looks nice but if there are no layering options (sweaters or jackets), then an overcoat will work too! Another idea would be adding a scarf and gloves to complete your outfit so that you’re still looking cute even in the cold!
2) Tights or leggings are your best friend
It can be tough finding the perfect pair of tights or leggings that work with your dress, but there are some great options. One option is a pair of tights, which can be worn on their own or layered under a dress. If you want an extra layer, try wearing leggings under your dress. And if you’re going the tights route, make sure you have them in black because they’ll go with almost anything!
3) Throw on a cardigan, scarf, or jacket
Dresses may not be your best option when the weather starts getting colder. However, it doesn’t mean you can’t still style your dresses with some cute pieces. Throw on a cardigan, scarf, or jacket to add some warmth!
4) Boots are a must
One way to keep your legs warm while wearing a dress is with a pair of boots. Winter boots can be styled in many different ways, so it’s important to think about how the rest of your outfit will look when choosing boots. A great rule of thumb is that knee-high boots are best when paired with dresses that hit right below the knee, while ankle length dresses call for short or high-heeled boots.
Accessorizing dresses can be a challenge in colder weather, but it’s also a fun opportunity to show off your creativity. Try these ideas:
- Get cozy by adding a scarf around the neckline of your dress
- Drape an over-sized cardigan over your shoulders or hips
- Wear a black turtleneck underneath your dress with leggings
- Add an infinity scarf as a belt
- Put on knee-high boots
- Make sure you have wool socks so you don’t catch cold toes
- Don’t forget hats, gloves and scarves!
- Stay warm!
6) Belts are a great way to add some style
Belts are a great way to add some style when the weather is cold. They help cinch in the waist, which can be more flattering than having an oversized dress floating around you. You can wear a belt on your hips or across your torso depending on what you want to highlight. There are so many different ways to wear a belt, from just pulling it through your belt loops.
7) Don’t forget the jewelry
The right jewelry can make a big difference in your outfit. You can wear something simple like a chunky necklace or a pair of drop earrings, or you can go all out with some bold statement pieces. Either way, accessorizing will always be an easy way to take your look up a notch. This season is all about layering, so keep that in mind when deciding what to put on. A scarf is the perfect thing for staying warm on chilly days; just wrap it around your neck or drape it over one shoulder. Add a jacket for those really cold days or even layer one under your dress if you want extra warmth.