Although the summer is long over, I haven’t wanted to wear anything else but lots of color and dresses. I doubt you will ever see any more articles from me about wearing too much black ever again. This summer had me wearing nothing but rich bright colors and loving it!
I love wearing maxi dresses in particular and have no intention to stop wearing them as it gets colder.
In truth Los Angeles never really gets as cold as when I was living back east. If I do go back east this winter I can easily modify this look with a pair of thermals under a pair of leggings on extra cold days and I’m good. Although jeans are warm, I travel with warm leggings since they pack so much better and I only travel with one bag even in the winter.
I found this sweet raspberry maxi dress at my local Goodwill. I’m really big on thrift shopping and always find great second hand and vintage pieces. You can read more on how I find my second hand treasures here.
Here’s how I style maxi dresses in the colder seasons.
Although I didn’t slip on a pair of cozy tights or leggings in this picture, now is the perfect time. I also added my favorite Thrifted Pollini boots which I purchased at Crossroads two years ago.
Instead of just adding a sweater and calling it done, I figured that layering a 7 For All Mankind denim button up would be much more exciting. Since maxi dresses tend to be extra voluminous it was important to tie the denim shirt to emphasis my waistline.
Now I added a Thrifted BCBG sweater also from Crossroads. In line with knotting my shirt, I decided to tie up the bottom of the dress with a side knot to give more exposure to the boots.
Finally I added my favorite ASOS wool hat and Thrifted brown leather bag from Crossroads.
I no longer make a big deal about buying clothes specifically for any season. I look at my wardrobe as a whole and each piece as having the layering ability to mingle and flirt with each other. That is the freedom with playing with fashion as you choose to!
Check out my Thrifting Series here!
(Images by Dawn Michelle)