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How to Fashionably Wear a Summer Dress in Colder Weather

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A swing/tunic dress is a great staple to have. It’s insanely comfortable and can be dressed up or down. Not only that, but they’re fun to wear, and depending on how you style it, it can be an all-season dress. While you could throw this dress on in the spring/summer with some sandals and call it good, here are 5 ways for you to wear a tunic (or summer) dress in the colder weather!

How to Wear a Summer Dress in Colder Weather

1.  dress + OTK boots+ tassel necklace + scarf
One way to make clothes look more “wintery” is to add black as an accent color. OTK boots and a scarf make it look warmer (and well actually be warmer), and the tassel necklace is a fun pop!

2. dress + OTK boots + cardigan + pendant necklace
What better way to warm something up than to throw on a nice cardigan? The longer the better! Once again, tall boots help to fill in the gaps. Depending on where you live, you may need to add some tights, leggings, or tall socks.

3. dress + long socks + booties + cardigan + scarf
Just like how a realtor always says “location, location, location,” I’m saying “layers, layers, layers.” Really, the best way to make any summer dress work for colder months is to throw on some layers! Some ideas: socks, cardigan, scarf, etc.

Related: Classic Fall Capsule Wardrobe (Shopping List, Outfit Ideas, & More!)

4. dress + booties + chunky cardigan + pendant necklace
A chunky cardigan just screams fall. Plus, you’ll need something to cover your arms in sleeveless dresses!

5. dress + tights + booties + cardigan + tassel necklace
As mentioned before, throw on some tights or leggings to make any of these outfits warmer! Tights don’t have to be boring either. There are a lot of cool designs out there.

With some ingenuity, you could make all your clothes work for all seasons! Finding ways to maximize a wardrobe is my jam, bread, and butter. With these tips on how to wear a summer dress in colder weather, you’re on your way to maximizing your own wardrobe too!

Want more style tips like this? Read the posts below!
How to Maximize Your Wardrobe + Get The Most Out of What You Have!
How to Wear a Skirt as a Dress

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Carolyn Arentson
Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.