In the summer we like our dresses sleeveless, strapless and short. But as cooler weather sets in, we often wonder “what am I going to do with all of these dresses”? It seems almost impossible to incorporate those cute summer dresses into our winter wardrobe. Most of us invest in a gallon totes or vacuum bags to maintain our fashionable frocks until the next season. Well you can now transition your summer dresses to cooler months with a few common sense tricks. Here are three looks great for Work, Day, or Night with summer dresses all under $50.
How to switch it up: For Work
Dresses are great for the work place. Layer a bright new cardigan sweater in your favorite color over your old spring dress. Cardigans are oh so fashionable, and allow you to cover a short sleeve, tank or strapless sun dress. Add a fun pair of tights to minimize the short length and your look is complete
How to switch it up: For Day
Strapless dresses are care free during the summer and can be a staple in the winter, they are also the easiest to wear throughout the year. Layer your favorite dress over a textured top with sleeves for an edgy contrast and you are on your way. Pair with knee socks as a great way to add warmth and still be chic. Look at the strapless dress as you would a jumper. How many different tops can you wear under a jumper? Well the same goes for the stapless frock, have fun
How to switch it up: For Night
Blazers are great for work or play. Add a solid blazer to a tank dress and a pair of textured or geometric leggings. You are ready for a night on the town using what you already have in your closet. The blazer and leggings will shield your arms and legs from the breeze and keep you in the latest fashion trend.
These are just a few tips for you to use. Use your creative juices to come up with many more ways to extend the life of your summer gear; try layering with jeans instead of leggings, or putting a coordinating skirt under a mini dress to add length.
Not only will these tips help to pad your pocket, but you can also use the extra funds to invest in cute cardigans, vests, and blazers to pair your dresses with.