Every girl should know ways to winterize your summer clothes. No need to break the bank just to have cute clothes for every season! You can combine your summer and fall wardrobe to make an equally fashionable winter wardrobe! All you need is a little inspiration to get you jumpstarted. I’d love to share my secrets for ways to winterize your summer clothes. These are tips that have worked for me, so please keep reading to find out what they are!
1. Add a Jacket
One of the best ways to winterize your summer clothes is by adding a jacket. You can wear any of your fun summer maxi dresses by adding a jacket or a blazer for extra warmth. Experiment with sweaters and shrugs too. Even a faux fur vest can add some extra warmth for those chilly days that aren’t quite brisk enough for a coat. Broaden your collection of jackets and sweaters to have one of each color!
2. Layer up
Putting on layers is not only a good way to keep warm, but it’s also very trendy! Try wearing a button up shirt under a sweater, or layer a vest over a tee. Putting leggings or tights under dresses and skirts can keep you warm without sacrificing fashion. Don’t forget you can layer bracelets and watches too!
3. Wear a Pair of Boots
I love boots! There are so many different styles! I love that I can wear my short maxi skirts in the winter if I wear a pair of boots with them. Even summery, floral printed skinny jeans can look like a fall staple with the right boots. Boots can make nearly any item look like a winter piece.
4. Put on Tights
Go crazy with tights in the winter! Wear printed and patterned tights, or throw on a solid pair if you prefer. You can even wear your shorts in the winter if you add a pair of tights under them! Also try layering boot socks or boot cuffs over the tights for an extra fashion statement!
5. Accessorize for Winter
Winter fashion comes with some very cute accessories! Scarves, mittens, earmuffs, gloves, and cute caps are a few ideas of winter accessories you can wear with any outfit. Knitted infinity scarves are cute and warm, and if you get a neutral color you can wear it with multiple outfits. Don’t forget that your style of jewelry can also change an outfit’s appearance from summer to winter.
6. Pair Bright Colors with Dark Colors
Just because it’s mid-winter doesn’t mean you can’t wear that bright blue chevron maxi dress! But try adding a pair of dark brown boots and a jacket to “tone it down” for winter. Season appropriate colors are usually dark for winter and bright for summer. You can bend that rule with the right balance. We all love a nice “pop” of color to our outfits!
7. Hair and Makeup Matter
Your hair and makeup can change a look dramatically! Try wearing a dark lip or plum shades of eye shadow to winterize your face. Hairstyles can also be changed with the season. Go for more of a curl and less of a beachy wave for wintertime. I like to pin flowers in dark reds and browns in my hair for the winter season!
Just because winter has arrived doesn’t mean you have to pack away your favorite summer clothes. You just have to be creative and figure out a way to convert a summer item into a winter piece! These tips will get you started on the right track. Do you plan to wear any of your summer pieces this winter?