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How to Layer a Dress for Cool Weather

Do you hate putting your favorite dress away when the weather gets too cold?

What if you didn't have to?

Here are some simple ways to layer up while still looking hella cute in your treasured dresses!

 

A woman is standing amonst greenery and fallen leaves, wearing a purple skater dress with black cats on it, tight black pants, knee-high black boots, a black waist belt, a dark brown cropped faux leather jacket, and an olive green wide brimmed hat.

Start off with some skinny jeans or leggings.

Leggings are good when it's just a little chilly, but when it really starts to get cold or if there's a chance of rain I recommend jeans or something with a little more thickness to hold in the warmth.

If your dress has a pattern, then pick a solid color for your pants or leggings so that they don't clash visually.

A woman is seated in a patio chair amongst greenery and fallen leaves, wearing a purple skater dress with black cats on it, tight black pants, knee-high black boots, a black waist belt, a dark brown cropped faux leather jacket, and an olive green wide brimmed hat.

Boots are a staple for cooler weather and look adorable when paired with a dress.

Short boots or tall boots work very well, I like to try to match the color of my boots to one of the colors in my dress. And of course black always works with anything!

Keep in mind if it's wet outside that cloth boots will soak up water and leave you're feet freezing. Leather, faux leather, or vinyl are generally water repellent and a good choice for crappy weather.

A woman is standing amongst greenery and fallen leaves, wearing a purple skater dress with black cats on it, tight black pants, knee-high black boots, a black waist belt, a dark brown cropped faux leather jacket, and an olive green wide brimmed hat.

No matter the weather, a waist belt is an excellent accessory for a simple dress.

Pick one that's either black or matches a color in the dress. If your dress is solid colored or has an extra large pattern, a fancier belt adds come flash and bling.

With a smaller patterned dress though, a simpler solid colored belt would be better so it doesn't clash, just like the pants.

A woman is standing amongst greenery and fallen leaves, wearing a purple skater dress with black cats on it, tight black pants, knee-high black boots, a black waist belt, a dark brown cropped faux leather jacket, and an olive green wide brimmed hat.

A cute cropped jacket really adds some power to the dress with the added bonus of keeping your arms and back warm and protected from any chilly breezes.

While a cropped jacket isn't as warm as a full jacket, it does help define your waist and accentuates your bust without needing to show a lot of cleavage. This is true even if you have a small chest.

Play around with some longer jackets as well, you never know just what will look awesome.

A woman is standing amongst greenery and fallen leaves, wearing a purple skater dress with black cats on it, tight black pants, knee-high black boots, a black waist belt, a dark brown cropped faux leather jacket, and an olive green wide brimmed hat.

Personally I'm a huge fan of hats any time, but especially when the weather turns.

Did you know that we loose most of our body heat from our head? A good quality hat will keep you snuggly and warm while also making a helluva fashion statement!

A nice wide-brimmed hat mimics the flare of the skirt to give some balance to the overall look.

There's also nothing wrong with not being a fan of hats and you can certainly wear a cool weather dress outfit without one! Just finish off the look with a cute necklace and/or some hair accessories and you're good to go!


 

Find the dress photographed here: Playful Black Cats Skater Dress Purple

Do you have some suggestions for wearing a dress in cooler weather?

Let me know in the comments below!

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