How to winterise your wardrobe
Thanks for giving and getting such great style advice on 'What Should I Wear?' this week. It has been busy, with lots of questions about work dinners, lunch dates, advice on what to buy and where to shop!
This week we are thrilled to have a guest post by the gorgeous Katy Roach, owner of the witty and wonderful blog Katy Potaty. You may have noticed Katy's fabulous feedback on WSIW this month too. We are so grateful that she has made time to join our Style Panel this month and share her stylish thoughts.
How to Winterise Your Summer Wardrobe
Finding new ways to wear things you already own is a fashion win-win — not only are you getting more from your existing wardrobe, but it helps you to think outside the box and develop an eye for creating new outfits.
The muted chambray blue floral skirt of this summer frock makes it work all year round. Add interest and warmth by layering a cardigan on top and neutral leggings or woollen tights beneath. This outfit would look great with a pair of boots (you all know I’m always a fan of a cowboy style!) and a fringed bag for a grown-up take on Little House on the Prairie.
Don’t throw out your seasonal tank tops, even if they are in last summer’s favourite colour, neon chartreuse! Tank tops can be great for winter if you pair them with a sleek outfit. Think texture and shine, like these leather-look J Brand jeans and a cosy-looking grey marle blazer. Keep the chill out with a tonal scarf, and add a splash of colour with your accessories. Wintery jewel tones like ruby and raspberry look great in sparkly bracelets and taste great too; I’m loving Clinique’s Chubby Sticks to fight the dry lips that winter and the inevitable dry indoor heating always brings. The classic sunnies and ballet flats which you probably already have in your wardrobe make this outfit cool and edgy for a fun day out.
Finally, for some stylish photos and more ideas on winterising dresses, check out Paula Joye's tips here. She recommends adding tights, layering with a roll-neck jumper, wearing knee high boots, using your dresses at tunics and wearing a long-line coat over your summer frocks. Dresses can be so versatile all year long! Do you dust off your favourite summer pieces and make them work for the coldest months? Here at WSIW, we’d love to see what you come up with using your existing Summer wardrobe! Which other summer pieces do you like to wear in the winter?
Thanks Katy! Katy recently married her sweetheart in sunny Far North Queensland (sigh!) and is settling in to a new nest with her Mr R. Congratulations Katy, we wish you much love and happiness together!
Drop in to 'What Should I Wear?' and tell us how you are winterising your wardrobe! Or what you are wearing to keep warm and cosy on these wintery days! We look forward to seeing you soon.
All the best,
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