How to Wear Summer Dresses in Fall
Summer is over but you haven’t gotten the wear out of your summer wardrobe the way you love to. Here’s how to work your summer dresses in fall.
Layering basically means wearing garments over each other. Layers can be added or removed based on temperature, and a combination of layers can be used to create different looks. The three types of layers are the inner layer, the mid layer and the outer layer.
Transition your Summer Dress for Fall - Layer Out
Layering out requires picking a snazzy outer layer to wear over your summer dress.
Capes and Ponchos
Capes and ponchos are great outer layer items because of their stylish cuts. They are perfectly suited for transitioning between seasons. Want to learn more about ponchos? Read here. Get inspired with this cape from Farfetch layered over a summery dress from JoeStylee to give cool fall vibes. Further below, a wine poncho from Yoox is layered over the Nwayioma dress in blue from JoeStylee.
Blazers & Coats
Blazers and coats are two very similar but also very different outer layer items. Blazers tend to be more structured in cut while the coat is unstructured. The belted trench coat is one of the most fashionable coats for women. A blue blazer from DressHead is layered over the JoeStylee Nwayioma dress for a work-ready combo while further down, a black coat is layered over a 3-tier summer dress and knee-high boots.
Cardigans & Sweaters
Cardigans and sweaters are the knit wear equivalent of blazers and coats. These warm top layer pieces will keep you snug and snatched. If you need to update your sweater collection, Chicwish has a nice variety. Layer this pink cardigan from Chicwish on JoeStylee’s Nwayioma dress in pink; or go with a green sweater, a beret and the Nwayioma dress in yellow.
Hats, Tights & Boots of every kind
Style Your Summer Dress for Fall - Layer In
Layering in means wearing a practical but chic garment under your main fashion piece.
Also known as a roll neck in other climes, the turtleneck is the perfect item to place under your summer dress. Arouse your inner chic with this dark green turtleneck from Net-a-porter matched with the Fadeyi dress from JoeStylee and leather boots by Jeffrey Campbell.
Close knit wool sweaters are a good base layer to wear your dress on. Layer in this simple dark blue sweater from Chicwish with Joestylee’s wrap blue dress for straightforward sophistication.
Stay warm and trendy by wearing a faux-leather shirt under your summer dress and if you are wondering how to get into this year’s bucket hat trend, you have your hack below.
Denim shirts are popular as outer layer pieces but can also be worn under your summer dress as a base layer that is flirty and laid-back.
Tips to keep in mind
Make sure to match your colors so that the layers look blended and if you get stuck, shawls and scarves are your ace for harmonizing your outfit colors and adding an extra layer of warmth. Now you can live every day like it's summer Friday.