It happens every year. You invest in an amazing summer wardrobe, then it basically rains for the rest of the year. But there are a few ways to keep wearing your summer clothes in winter. And you won’t be surprised to learn that layering plays a big part…
Read on for our five favourite ways to keep wearing your summer clothes in winter.
1. The slip dress
The 90s revival has given us a lot of great summer looks, but none have really taken off like the slip dress. Everyone from Gigi Hadid to Rihanna has been spotted in some version of a slip dress this year. The delicate spaghetti straps and light material make it the perfect sundress for fashionistas. But it’s not the most practical outfit for winter.
Wear it for longer by layering a polo-neck sweater in a contrasting colour underneath the dress. Black tights and chunky ankle boots will finish off the look.
A stealth trend of the summer; gingham is rapidly overtaking plaid as the ‘off-duty pop star’ pattern of choice.
Luckily, it’s easy to wear in any weather. Wear your gingham shirt with denim shorts in the summer, and with jeans in the winter. Layer a simple cashmere sweater over the top for that preppy all-American vibe.
Floral prints are a hit every single summer. And this year’s best-selling floral prints have come in slightly darker hues that make them perfect for winter wear.
Grunge up your summer florals with black tights, platform boots, and an oversized woollen cardi.
4. The pleated midi skirt
The pleated midi skirt made a big comeback in 2017. In pinks, pastels, brights or metallics – they have been spotted at just about every party, festival and wedding this year.
Luckily, it’s easy to keep wearing your midi throughout the winter. To begin with, just swap out your vest top for a plain white shirt (tucked into the waistband, of course), or a slouchy sweater. Then add a ¾ length coat and a reasonably sized heel and you’re good to go!
Blame the Kardashian-Jenners for this one. See-through dresses threatened to go mainstream in 2017, while chiffon panelling suddenly appeared on all our clothes.
However, this is a surprisingly easy trend to alter for winter. And the secret is – you guessed it – layering! Try layering a plain t-shirt under a chiffon top, or wear a chiffon dress underneath a your favourite ‘going out’ dress to give it an instant update.