Take your summer dress and turn it into a winter style

It’s safe to say that pants and sweaters typically dominate your winter wardrobe. But there’s one summer style staple that can actually cross over to the dark(er) side. Break out of your seasonal fashion rut by taking a cute little summer dress across seasons!

It’s a throw-it-on-and-go option that you can wear all year round. You’ll be amazed by how many looks you can create simply by re-styling these closet constants.  

Keep reading for our top tips on how to wear your favourite summer frocks in winter!

Jacquard Cardi in Blush

3 Easy Ways to Make Your Dress Winter-Friendly

Transition from summer to winter, without having to say goodbye to your favourite dresses.

You’re probably wondering what to do with your collection of summer dresses from seasons past now that we’re well into winter fashion in Australia. If you want to get the most out of your dresses year-round, you can mix and match them with winter essentials to create a variety of fabulous outfit ideas.  

Here are some clever ways to keep your fun, flirty frocks in rotation all year long. 

Wakee Jeans Denim Jacket and Jenna Jacket in Blush


We Love Us Some Layers

First on the agenda is learning to master the art of layering. It’s always a good option to start with outerwear that can look good paired with just about anything. One that always does the trick is an Aussie winter essential --- a mid-blue wash denim jacket. It adds a cool vibe without the bulk. It’s also the perfect shade to pair with your favourite white summer dress

If you need an outfit that you can take to the office or a night out, choose a cover-up that adds a touch of polish. Look sleek and sophisticated in a neat fit jacket over a playful, printed dress. 

Another clever layering trick is wearing your dress over a turtleneck or a long-sleeved tee. You’ll look fresh and modern in an instant!

Another winter must-have, a snuggly yet slimming oversized cardi that would look fantastic over a babydoll dress.

Leopard Cardi in Grey Paired with Babydoll Pocket Dress

Finish It Up with The Right Footwear

Boots and dresses are a match made in winter heaven. From knee-high styles to versatile ankle cuts, there’s a perfect pair to finish off your fabulous look. So, swap out those summer-ready sandals for a sassier option.

Ankle boots look incredibly stylish when worn with a maxi skirt on the weekend or sporting a midi dress to work. Consider going for relaxed glam with a printed midi dress paired with ankle boots. 

Tall boots, on the other hand, work great with minis. Flat knee-high boots in black, brown, or tan are perfect for all kinds of outfits. Pair them with a statement piece summer dress in animal print and get ready to turn heads.

Aurora Dress

Winter-Approved Accessories

Combine bold colours and playful summer prints with darker neutrals and warm tones to complement the cooler season. Consider adding a smartly knotted scarf over your winter layers. Or if you’re feeling a bit playful, introduce a touch of texture to your overall outfit by slipping on some tights. And, complete your cool girl-on-the-go look with a nice leather sling bag.

These are tried and tested fashion hacks to turn your summer dress into a trans-seasonal must-have. Feeling inspired but not sure where to start? 

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Apron Dress with an Animal Print Scarf

June 07, 2022 — Freez Clothing