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Three Ways Wear Your Summer Dress in Autumn/Winter



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Happy Wednesday Friends! It’s finally starting to get chilly in Texas which means some kind of seasonal change. I never completely get rid of my Summer pieces because the weather here is so unpredictable. Instead, there is a lot of layering and exchanging of accessories which are the perfect ways to wear a Summer dress in Autumn or Winter!

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This gorgeous floral maxi dress has been worn to The Reformation store opening in Dallas, a Polished Fort Worth panel luncheon, and church. The looks have slightly varied with different accessories, but the main focus has always been the dress! Now that it’s cold, it will still be worn but with warmer accoutrements!

THE STYLE Rx: My weather transition tips are pretty simple! Add a jacket and swap out sandals for boots. That’s what I do most often!


This is the easiest way to transition a Summer dress in my opinion! Top it off with a jacket and wear boots. With the moto jacket and studded booties, it definitely gives off an edgy vibe. For a more sophisticated take, you could try a wool blazer and suede booties. Or channel your inner Sporty Spice with a bomber jacket and Adidas Superstars! (I say those sneakers because they’ve been my go-to lately, but any comfy sneakers would do!)


Another alternative would be to wear a layering turtleneck under the dress with tall boots. Throw on another layer, like a utility vest or fur vest, for added warmth! You can always belt it (as shown here) to create a waistline if the layers get too bulky.


Finally, you can try this trick to make it look like you’re wearing a sweater and a separate skirt. 1) Put on a belt – medium thickness is probably best. 2) Put on a sweater! 3) Half-tuck the sweater into the belt! Voila!

Hope y’all learned something new about transitioning a Summer Dress in three different ways. How do YOU transition Summer clothing? Or do you completely swap out and have a capsule wardrobe? I’d love to hear about it!

BTW, please accept my apology for the lack of posts on Monday and this late post today. The struggle IS REAL over here with teething and lack of sleep. I’ve been burning the candles at both ends. Mr. S told me that what I was doing wasn’t sustainable. Boy, he was right. My body told me to STOP IT, and I’m so exhausted. I haven’t been able to get up early because of the interrupted nights. Anyhow, I’m working on getting back to a sleep equilibrium and paying back my sleep debt (which may be years). However, I’m trying to practice “self-care” because I have to be able to take care of myself so that I can take care of my family!

If you have any self-care tips, then please share!

carina dress REFORMATION c/o
necklace NORDSTROM {sold out, similar on sale!}, MAGGIE VILLAMARIA via THREE FW
earrings BAUBLEBAR
ring VITA FEDE {pre-owned in silverlove this}
bag GUCCI {review here, look for less}
sunglasses NORDSTROM

Rxoxo, Sam

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  1. So pretty! I love the combo of florals with the leather! Definitely a great idea to pair with a turtleneck under or sweater on top as well! Gotta make sure you get that cost per wear down on pretty dresses even in colder temps!
    Closet Fashionista recently posted…{outfit} Nautical in NewportMy Profile

    • Sam says:

      Always with the cost per wear! And now that florals are in for Winter, it’s even easier to wear a summer dress!!! :) Thanks Meg!!

  2. Nancy Baten says:

    Fantastic outfit! And those boots are to die for! I love to wear dresses in autumn. With a long cardigan.
    Nancy Baten recently posted…GREY VELVET PLEATED MIDI SKIRTMy Profile

  3. Mica says:

    This is such a beautiful dress! One of my friends was wearing something similar the other day, I meant to ask her where she got it from! I like layering up dresses for cooler weather too! I was excited to get my shorts out the other week but it’s back to cold weather again here and I’m getting all my knits back out, haha!

    Don’t stress about letting the blog slide, sometimes life gets on top of us and things have to slide a little while we take care of ourselves and our families. If you only had 30 minutes to do something for you, and your kids were being taken care of and your house was clean, errands run etc, what would you do? That’s your self care! :)
    Mica recently posted…Maxi Skirts and Graphic Tees with Aqua Mini MAC BagMy Profile

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