When you fall in love with something, it’s often incredibly hard not to be around it. You know how it is with your first boyfriend? You are inseparable, never wanting to be apart, always in each other's arms or wishing you were. Well, I feel this way about this dress we just got in at Le Tote from Free People. I wore it once and never wanted to take it off.
Not only was it flattering on my figure, hugging my curves in the most perfect way, it made me feel pretty. As if I were the forest fairy princess of my childhood dreams. I felt confident. I felt like dancing in the woods and singing in the mountains when I put this dress on.
So when I was packing for our trip to balmy Miami straight to brisk Germany, I knew I wanted to bring this bohemian dress but had to devise a plan. How could I make this midi wrap dress from Free People work for freezing temps?
I took to one of my new favorite trends for the answer, yup I’m talking about the dickey again. But this time I mean an actual warm turtleneck, not a faux one. Because, what was once a trend of the past is now a functional way to bring your summery dresses to life in the winter — making layering turtlenecks my new favorite trend. Plus, like skiers and mountain lovers have always known, it’s just a classic way to stay warm. Who knew being stylish would actually be functional for once?
So, my short tips for making your favorite summer dress winter ready are as follows:
- Tights, tights, tights. Patterned, plain, whatever you’d like. Wear them under your dress whether it is short or long.
- Tall boots, boho it up to the max with lace up tall boots or riding boots. Yes, with your maxi or midi dress.
- Wool socks. Even with ankle booties, the little peek of wool sock showing adds a fun detail and lots of warmth.
- Suede gloves, because duh.
- A hat, turban, or twisted knot headband. (Not shown here but a loose knit beanie with a large pom pom would be so cute!)
- You guessed it, a turtleneck is the sure fire way to look incredibly on trend while also getting that extra bit of warmth you need to transition your summer looks into winter.
- A moto or shearling jacket, or in my case a combo of both. A peacoat or trench coat won’t work for this look, do something like a cropped moto jacket or army jacket that hits above the hip. A longer shearling coat would work well too.
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