Styling a Summer Dress for Spring!

As a dresses girl, my main issue with the spring months of the year is that whilst the weather’s no longer arctic enough to warrant woolly tights, it’s still far too many degrees below ‘acceptable to have bare legs’ temperature (someone please explain to me how all these bloggers and fashion week attendees don’t get hypothermia when posing tightless in February?!?). The return of the sunny weather though makes me want to bring out my summery dresses but my version of transitional dressing (which is basically thinner dress + black opaques) doesn’t work with all my summer items (brogue boots, tights and a spaghetti strap dress is not a ‘look’ anyone should be working, not even in a 90s revival way) so it’s important to pick items that will work.

Dress - Oasis, Bag - The Cambridge Satchel Company, Boots - Bertie, Necklace - Tatty Devine, Nail Polish - Essie Parka Perfect

Dress – Oasis, Bag – The Cambridge Satchel Company, Boots – Bertie, Necklace – Tatty Devine, Nail Polish – Essie Parka Perfect

One of my staple items last summer was this white cotton dress from Oasis. Whilst it looks great with ballet flats or strappy red sandals in the summer, I think it works equally well styled with black opaques, brogue boots and a statement necklace from Tatty Devine’s AW13 collection. For a bright pop of colour I’ve add yet another bag from my Cambridge Satchel collection (it was on sale so I feel I’m allowed!) which also matches the tones in the necklace. My trusty brogue boots that I bought several years ago finally fell apart last week but thankfully (as the end of February is not the time to be trying to shop for winter boots!) I managed to find a near identical pair in the Bertie sale. The Essie nail varnish in ‘Parka Perfect’ which I’ve raved about previously brings a nod of winter coolness to contrast with the orange and reds.

Bag - The Cambridge Satchel Company, Necklace - Tatty Devine

Bag – The Cambridge Satchel Company, Necklace – Tatty Devine

Teamed with a fur coat and a scarf to keep out the chill, this is a perfect outfit to bring a bit of summer cheerfulness to those cold but sunny spring days!

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