I’ve been thinking a lot about getting into more of the fashion side and showing you how you can use real clothes to fit a real body. I’m a real woman above 30 years old with curves, and I wanted to show you how I remix and play around with items in my own wardrobe.
We keep reading about resort collections and these fabulous spring-like fashions that seem destined only for the jet set. As you stare longingly into your own closet and spy that lighter spring dress, your heart yearns for days when the sun is shining and you can wear said frock.
Or, could you wear it now? The answer is yes and I wanted to show you how.
This is my way of wearing a warm-weather cotton dress in the dead of winter. The day these photos were taken, it was a balmy (ha!) 31 degrees outside. Although the weather isn’t as cold as one would need it to go ice fishing, it is still chilly enough to need some proper preparations. The trick is to use your spring/summer piece as a layering item along with your other winter staples. This dress, found on sale at Old Navy after Christmas (it was like $4.99 on the clearance rack – LOVE Old Navy) is layered over double-layer black tights and a thermal turtleneck.
Add some shoes with attitude and proceed with your day.
The jewelry is just to add a bit of rocker style to the look. The hat and coat are both vintage (love that my mother never gets rid of ANYTHING) and the bag is from my new favorite, Monika Chiang.
Here’s a breakdown of what I’m wearing:
- Dress: Old Navy (no longer available, but check out similar styles here)
- Turtleneck: Uniqlo Heattech fleece turtleneck
- Tights: Hanes Silk Reflections Opaque Tights
- Belt: Target (not available online, in-store purchase)
- Shoes: Forever 21 (style no longer available)
- Hat , coat and gloves: all vintage
- Bag: Monika Chiang Kite Hobo (gifted from a Robert Verdi event)
- Bracelets: in order from top to bottom: Linea Pelle Double Wrap Studded Bracelet (gifted from a Robert Verdi event, style no longer available), Thea Grant bracelet, and a wooden prayer bead bracelet I found at a flea market.
Will this inspire you to pull out your warm-weather clothing in the dead of winter? I hope so. Feel free to think of your closet as a storage house of endless options, regardless of the season. Enjoy!