Inadvertent Santa | Dressing for winterFriday, December 18, 2015
I have so much fun putting together outfits! My wardrobe has all sorts of treasures buried within which gives me no end of smiles when deciding how to dress. One thing I've never shied away from is dresses in winter; there are easy ways to wear all your favourite numbers including summer dresses so there is no good reason to wave goodbye over the cooler months.
When George at Asda challenged me to style up a summer dress to wear, I cracked my knuckles and primed myself for some fun. If you have a particular dress in mind then my advice is to take a good hard look at the dress and if you're not all that familiar with it then I'd suggest popping it on so you can figure out what's going to look best with it. The neckline and sleeves will dictate what's going to look good underneath; a little roll neck top underneath will keep your neck warm as well as allow you to sneak even the ugliest of thermal vests underneath without anyone knowing. Shhh! I won't tell. My red crochet dress (£16) is a really fun little* number, the material is soft and the bold colour is going to look great all year round. I classify red as a neutral these days as there seems to be precious little that it doesn't go well with.
*so little in fact that I had to pop on little tutu skirt to make myself decent
If it's super cold out then thermal tights or leggings, but if it's mild then consider socks. I'm a little obsessed with over the knee socks at the moment and these come in a pack of two for £3.50, hurrah! Boots or shoes, take your pick. I plumped for some comfy black ankle boots (can you go wrong with an ankle boot? No!) they aren't bad for the tiny price tag of £12.
Jumper, jacket, cape or whatever tickles your fancy. I've never got along with sleeveless jackets that well but I couldn't resist this faux fur gilet as it's so gorgeously soft and warm (£20). Keeping cosy is key to feeling comfortable so add a scarf if you fancy or a coat when heading outside. Wearing a hat always proves a winner for me on nippy days and this cute knitted baker boy cap is definitely going to become a staple! (£6). Last but not least I chose to wear some fingerless gloves; these black ones have pretty glittered wrists and come in a pack of two with a pink pair of gloves too for £2.50.
Hands up who thought I dressed as Santa? You meanies!
Do you wear dresses in Winter? And have I inspired you to try something new?
Thanks to George at Asda for sending me this outfit! All content and opinions my own as always.