I’ve always felt weird about shifting out my entire closet for the season. I remember growing up and hearing friends and relatives talk about how they had a Spring / Summer wardrobe and then a Fall / Winter wardrobe. I buy new pieces of clothing because I really love them and when it comes down to it, I’m dedicated to finding a way to make items like my favorite “Summer dresses” work in Winter. It just takes a little imagination (and a lot of layering).
This Dusen Dusen dress is a great example. Over the Summer, I wore it bare-shouldered and bare-legged and paired it with cut-out sneaker wedges. To make it work for Winter, I added thick black tights, boots and a longer length jacket.
Layering means that shorter, sleeveless dresses and lightweight skirts can remain in rotation, even when the Winter chill sets in.
My method for dressing in layers goes something like this:
1. Add a basic tank, tee or slip over your underwear. A good foundation is necessary!
2. If it’s really cold, add opaque tights or leggings.
3. Throw on your favorite outfit (dress / jeans + top / skirt + top).
4. Add a layering piece like a cardigan or sweater.
5. Add a warm jacket.
6. If necessary, add a hat + scarf.
Yes, that’s a lot of layers but they’re easy to peel off and you’ll be ready for anything from a boiling office…to an unexpected blizzard.
Your turn: Do you embrace a seasonless wardrobe or do you switch your closet out with the change of weather?