Go Flacco! So it looks like Mr. Punxsutawney Phil is predicting an early spring even though we've been having the coldest winter in years. I sure hope that little groundhog is right! It's always this time of year when I start to really hate winter. I've never liked winter to begin with and it's like once February hits I just can't bear another day of wearing numerous layers with tall boots. Shopping around this time is also tricky and somewhat torturous. All the new spring collections are rolling out and you're like "Um, yes I must have this perfect little sheer peach chiffon sundress!" And then you remember it's 25 degrees outside, your skin tone at the moment is practically translucent and if you purchase that sundress it won't see any action for another 3 months. Plus, you should really be saving that money for your groceries and your date with Taco Bell in a few hours.
At least that's how my shopping trip went last weekend. So I decided I'm just going to put myself on a bit of shopping freeze for a few weeks (hopefully) and work with what I've got. I've been really bored with my winter clothes lately so I decided to challenge myself to recreate some of my summer outfits for the current winter temps.
Some of you might remember this stripe-y little dress from my collab with Sugarlips. It's obviously a very summery dress: lightweight, lacy and the perfect neutral color to compliment your sun kissed skin. To make this dress wearable for right now, I layered a dark sweater over top of it, mainly for the warmth factor. (Wearing sweaters over dresses is one of my favorite things to do, you should really give it a go.) I liked the idea of contrasting the dress with darker colors to make it look less out of season. I didn't want to be too boring though so I added the purple scarf and pink loafers for a little pop of color. The key here is definitely making sure your color scheme doesn't scream spring/summer. If you have floral/pastel/neon dress you want to wear right now, make sure you're pairing it with winter items that are more subdued and darker to offset that. This outfit from Atlantic-Pacific is a perfect example.
Necklace: Chloe + Isabel / Blazer: H&M / Booties: Dolce Vita (similar) / Top: Forever 21