Extend The Life Of Your Summer Dress

Wear your summer dress longer with these tips from a personal stylist
Wear your summer dress longer with these tips from a personal stylist

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Extend The Life Of Your Summer Dress

How to extend the life of your summer dress? So, you bought yourself a gorgeous summer dress, wore it all summer and now you are experiencing difficulties parting with it?

No worries, your personal stylist is here to help. I really want you to keep on wearing it until the first snowfall or torrential autumn storm for sustainability’s sake and because we just love summer style.

As usual, also my transitional style tips are always easy to implement, low-commitment and low-maintenance. When going back to work after the summer the last thing you want is to faff around with your style.

I am here to help you dress with ease and confidence, where ever you may be going. Here comes my complete guide on how to extend the life of your summer dress in style!

Summer To Autumn Transitional Style Tips

1. Wear It With Opaque Tights

Legs getting covered around town is the first sign of autumn. This look will make hemlines even on the shorter side appropriate for the office and give you an instant leg-lift. Flattering, cheap and practical.

2. Team It With Chunky Knitwear

Nothing says autumn better than a cosy cable-knit in an earthly color. Chunky knitwear combines well with florals and flowy summer fabrics and anchors your look into the new season. This look has a practical side to it too as the mornings can suddenly feel chilly. Wrap up and feel as cozy as you look.

3. Wear It With Boots

A pair of leather boots will add edge to romantic and carefree summer styles. This look is always cool and admittedly very handy in rain, which we will be undoubtedly getting plenty of here in The Netherlands.

4. Layer A T-Shirt Under It

Transition your summer dress from summer to autumn by wearing a T-shirt under it. Strappy sundresses have a seemingly short life span but I like to challenge that by wearing a simple fitted T-shirt under them.

This 90’s inspired look is very now and it gives you more coverage for an office-appropriate attire. This way you can rethink your necklines and re-purpose fashion that you normally saved for going out.

5. Layer A Turtle Neck Under It

Wear a polo neck under it. This look has the same effect as above but with even more coverage for chilly autumn days. This look works well with sheath dresses, pinafore dresses and short-sleeved dresses.

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See, there is no reason to pack away something that you love so much and that looks so great on you!

I am also curious to hear your transitional style ideas. What are your favorite style tips for making the shift from summer to autumn? Share your best fashion ideas in the comments below.

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This blog was originally published on 23rd August 2018 and updated with new photos, links and improved style advice on 22nd June 2020.

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