“People will stare. Make it worth their while.”
I wish you a very Happy New Year! I hope all of you are having a great time. From the past one month, I have been posting on my Instagram profile about something interesting that I have been working on for my blog. This is the article I have been going nuts about. I know it is difficult to come up with a lot of outfit ideas everyday in winters and we all miss wearing our short dresses and skirts when this season comes. That’s where the inspiration to do this blog post came from. I have hardly worn this dress in summer and before I knew it, winter was here and I was wondering if I will have to wait for months to wear it again. So I styled these 8 ways to wear this summer dress in winter so that I didn’t have to wait for months to look my fabulous self. Let’s see how I styled my dress in 8 ways:
1: Wearing the dress over a crop top
If you follow fashion trends, you must know about the trend of those slip dresses that are worn over tees that are so much in vogue now. For those of you who don’t wish to spend a lot of money on such dresses, this DIY should do. You can wear your black or stripped summer dress over a plain white crop top and Voila! You have a stylish outfit ready for you! I have paired the dress with black socks in all the looks. You can either wear thigh high stockings, fish net stocking, plain black stocking, woolen stocking or leg warmers with boots if you like. There are a lot of options available to you!
- Stripped dress (Bought offline for Rs 250 from Kamla Nagar, Delhi)
- White Crop Top (Forever 21)
- Thin Black Velvet choker from my collection on Spoyl App (Account: Sale Sale Sale)
- Vintage Turkish Rings (Instagram Account)
- Black Thigh High Stockings (Amazon.in)
- Black ling Bag (Bought for Rs 250 from Karol Bagh, Delhi)
- Heeled Oxford Shoes by Knotty Derby (Jabong)
2. Wearing a warm sweater over the dress
This is the most common way to wear your dress during the winter season. A warm sweater, plain black stockings, a cute sling bag and your oxidized silver accessories is all you need to put together when you want to look fab.
- Off white fur sweater (Bought for Rs 200 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
3: Wearing a plain blazer with the dress
Ditch your sweatshirt for this classy black blazer and pair it up with your dress. A blazer with padded shoulder is the best kind of blazer that you must have in your winter collection. This is something that you can even wear to your office and to any outing. I have paired up with dress with a black belt to give more shape to the outfit. Don’t forget to carry your “something blue” like I did to add color to your outfit and look sassy!
- Black blazer (Only)
- Black waist belt (Amazon.in)
- Embroidered clutch (Bought for Rs 300 from Kamla Nagar, Delhi)
4: Wearing the dress with a light sweater & blazer both
Another way to look chic while staying warm; wear a light sweater under the blazer. I decided to wear a red colored sweater because that adds more color to the entire outfit which otherwise would have looked very dull. Try adding more colors to your winter wardrobe other than just black, white and grey.
- Red sweater (Bought for Rs 250 from Funky Store, Delhi)
- Black blazer (Only)
5: Wearing the dress with a jacket & waist belt
Wear your summer dress with a nice jacket and a waist belt over it to give shape to the outfit. Other than this, you always have the option to accessorize the outfit whichever way you want. I wore a thick black velvet choker with my dress.
- Plain white jacket (Bought for Rs 200 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
- Thick Black Velvet choker from my collection on Spoyl App (Account: Sale Sale Sale)
6: Layering the dress with two jackets
Another way to wear your dress is by layering. You can pair your dress up with a plain jacket and a leather jacket, both! Why go for one when you can wear both, right?
- PU leather jacket (Flipkart)
7: Adding a little color to your outfit
Instead of going for a plain simple black/white jacket, you can go for something bright that catches people’s eye. A yellow colored sweater would be a great choice for that. I am also carrying a tribal print backpack with this outfit. These kind of faux leather backpacks are trending a lot and look very chic when worn with a dress. You can wear a belt under the sweater and tuck the sweater in as well. That’s what I did in this outfit as well. A messy bun is a perfect hairstyle for this kind of back-to-school outfit.
- Yellow sweater (Bought for Rs 200 from Funky Store, Delhi)
- Dressberry Backpack (Myntra)
8: Wearing the dress with a shrug & bohemian accessories
Last but not the least is to wear your dress with a shrug, a waist belt and few bohemian accessories. I wore a grey shrug that I bought from Sarojini Nagar but you can wear it with a more colorful shrug and of course, the chic oxidized silver accessories.
Photography by Eliza Anjum
- Grey Shrug (Bought for Rs 150 from Sarojini Nagar, Delhi)
- Bohemian coin necklace (Amazon.in)
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