Unless you’re living smack bang in the middle of the equator, for most of us, the reality is that around half our wardrobes remain unused for a good six months of the year. Through the summer past, I’ve lived and breathed in jersey maxi and midi dresses. Maybe it’s the no fuss, feminine chic they offer or maybe I’ve been too darn lazy to be putting a complementary top and bottom together, but saying goodbye to some of my favourite pieces for another two seasons was just too hard to bear!
Inspired by my previous post on layering, I’ve given myself a cordial pat on the back for devising this ingenious way (probably a bit of an over statement!) of extending the wear of these summer dresses for a greater part of the year. I started off by throwing a grey marle, long sleeved top underneath, but added this black leather jacket and boots to give more of an edge to this outfit. In the past season, I tended to pair this maxi with ballet flats, keeping the look light and playful, so I was pretty pleased with the new dimension these winter staples added. In fact, this super comfy, blue jersey dress is hardly recognisable as the one that I had spent many sunny days lounging in.
If you’re in the northern hemisphere, this look would also be a great accuse to coax on the warmer weather by bringing out those summer pieces a little earlier. You could also play around with layering different tops, but be sure to keep it simple by ensuring that colours are relatively neutral as well as stay away from pieces that might add too much bulk to the outfit!