Winterizing a summer dress | Black + floral

In November, I scored a lovely floral cotton dress at a friend’s fashion swap. I’ve been thinking about how to wear this sleeveless cotton dress in winter, as the black floral pattern seemed to me like it would work in the winter season {you can see a better closeup of the pattern here in this post}. I kept things simple — I feel like I’ve been saying that a lot lately! — by layering a black cardigan over the cotton dress and my tall, high-heeled boots over black leggings.

Librarian for Life + Style | Winterizing a summer dress | Black + floral

Details:

Librarian for Life + Style | Winterizing a summer dress | Black + floral

Librarian for Life + Style | Winterizing a summer dress | Black + floral

Sam took these photos after work, and it was a longer day, so the lighting was not great when we got home. We decided to experiment by taking photos by the tree beside our porch, which has a string of lights that Sam wound all around the trunk and branches. The pictures came out a bit grainy, and I could have reworn the outfit on the weekend to take pictures in better lighting — but I ended up quite liking the atmosphere in the photos, courtesy of the soft glow from the lights in the tree.

Librarian for Life + Style | Winterizing a summer dress | Black + floral

Last but not least, here are two ways I’ve winterized summer cotton dresses. It seems my formula for winterizing summer dresses involves:

+ layering basic piece in a neutral color over the dress
leggings as tights
+ tall boots

Librarian for Life + Style | Winterizing a summer dress collage

2015  //  2016 (this post)

Please leave a comment and share how you’ve remixed items through different seasons.


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11 thoughts on “Winterizing a summer dress | Black + floral

  1. Katy McKinley

    When I still had a typical job, outside of the home, I used to do this all the time. Now I’m lame and wear lots of jeans and tunic tops. I’m still getting dressed to work, just nothing cute like the dresses I used to rock out in!

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