How to wear a summer dress in winter | link-up

summer dress in winter

To break from all the shirts I’ve been wearing lately, I thought I’d share an outfit of a different kind—I’m wearing a summer dress in winter! Now…to be honest, I wouldn’t wear this outfit at the moment because it’s too cold in this house, but I took these photos in December when it was still fairly mild.

We were shopping (what a surprise, I hear you say lol!) down at the Outlets in Faro and I wanted to wear something a little different from my usual trousers, so I donned this gorgeous colourful dress that I wore for the first time back in the summer (then, I wore it on its own with tan sandals and a tan tassel handbag).

Wearing a summer dress in winter can easily be styled in order to keep you warm. You just have to think about layering the dress appropriately. For instance, on this occasion, I added a pair of woolly tights, my tan Timberland boots and a thick chunky cardigan. All of which would look pretty good with a multitude of summer dresses. If you’re not a fan of tights, think about wearing jeans or trousers beneath the dress—both of which can look pretty cool, depending on the look you’re going for. And don’t always feel that you must wear something tight-fitting beneath the dress. Loose-fitting trousers or jeans can be a stylish option too. The trick is to try…you never know, you might find a brand new style in the process!

My handbag of choice was my trusty blue Desigual bag that easily works across the body for comfort. To give yourself more options for warmth, simply add a scarf of some kind, and/or even a hat. I wore my old blue scarf (I can’t remember where I bought it), that I also have in bright red too.

Instead of a thick, chunky cardigan, you could add a jacket, or a shacket (shirt jacket) or perhaps a sweater instead. I went with the cardigan because I needed the option of easily taking it off (bloody hormones). This is also one of the reasons why I frequently carry a scarf with me, in my handbag—it’s easy to put on if you’re cold and to take off if you’re having a hot flush.

summer dress in winter

I must say, I rather liked the result of the summer dress in winter. It’s a casual look, but was perfect for shopping when my hot flushes took over, because I just threw off the cardie and tied the scarf around my bag…instant relief!

Do you ever wear a summer dress in winter? If so, how do you style it? Now, let’s get on with the Neverending Style Link-Up? I’m excited to see what you’ve all been posting lately. Don’t forget to link-up your Instagram, TikTok and YouTube videos too! Have a lovely weekend!

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8 responses to “How to wear a summer dress in winter | link-up”

  1. mireilleftm says:

    I love it! The print sure brightens a winter day and like you said, the layers are easy to put on and off. I was talking to my mom and she said she never had hot flashes. I am hoping I won’t either. I am definitely in that peri menopause now.

  2. I love this look and do it quite often. I remember when we used to have summer and winter wardrobes, but I like wearing all my things, sooo versatility is key. Serious run on sentence there. 😂😂

  3. I am wearing a lot of my summer dresses in winter. And I love the way you styled yours! Perfect.

  4. Michelle says:

    What a gorgeous dress! And it’s brilliant to style it for winter to deal with all the hormone BS. (I remember those days well, and at age 59, still occasionally have them.) You look fabulous. I have been wearing some of my summer dresses around the house this winter, but now you’ve got me thinking about wearing them out and about….


  5. stinedurfdl says:

    I wear my summer dresses all winter long too. They are such an easy layering piece!

  6. Great idea to help the long days of winter..bright colors!
    Thx for hosting the link up!


  7. You did very well. It is a good look. As you know, I have only styled one summer skirt for winter in my life. Two weeks ago.

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