HOW TO WEAR A SUMMER DRESS IN WINTER

whistles chambray dress | AllSaints snake skin boots | The White Company white jeans | Prada bag

Winter is drawing to a close, the Spring blossoms have begun to bud & the days are getting longer. O.k so it isn’t quite trans-seasonal outfit time just yet, still I fancy lightening up my look.
A summer shirt dress such as this chambray one will do that literally & figuratively. Worn over a pair of white skinny jeans to keep the occasional stiff breeze at bay. True when the sun goes down the temperature drops dramatically so then I throw on my navy wool coat & that bargain Zara stole I told you about in this post.
My exquisite Prada bag has both a gold & silver zip which is stunningly in sync with my necklace of mixed metals.
The necklace was a fluke find from Fenwick. I was perusing the jewellery counter when it caught my eye, I had to do a double take at the sale mark down price. These pieces are hand-made by skilled artisans in the Paris studio of Marie Laure Chamorel & they are not cheap.

This necklace was the last one left at Fenwick’s end of summer sale…

Down from £350 TO £80!!!
I know I know, yes I almost bit the sales womans hand off gracefully grabbing it from her as I passed her the cash. Certain there had been a terrible mistake I bolted for the exit faster than you can say “Excuse me Madam there’s been a terrible mistake!”
It’s such a beautiful piece yet doesn’t look over the top with a plain T-shirt, therefore I actually do wear it a lot. You can see here & here for other outfits I’m wearing it with.

whistles chambray dress | AllSaints snake skin boots | The White Company white jeans | Prada bag

whistles chambray dress | AllSaints snake skin boots | The White Company white jeans | Prada bag

whistles chambray dresThe White Company white jeans | Prada bag

All Saints snake skin ankle boots
All Saints snake skin ankle boots

how to wear a summer dress in winter

whistles chambray dress | AllSaints snake skin boots | The White Company white jeans | Prada bag | Maje coat | Zara fur stole

Tell me something – would you wear a Summer dress over jeans & would you wear this outfit?
Thanks for popping by, Mx

  • Comments ( 11 )

  • avatar
    No Fear of Fashion

    Lovely outfit. Just screaming to get a stain. I have three of such dresses, still waiting for it to happen.
    Greetje

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Hahaha so true Greetje – So very true.
      xxx

  • avatar
    Valerie Hansen

    I would for sure wear that in winter…super cute!! Those boots are to die for!! I am so happy for spring and cant wait!!

    Valerie
    xo
    Mapleleopard.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Hi Valerie, Thanks for your lovely comment – I’m so glad you like the outfit! Hope to “see” you again on RCM x

  • avatar
    Alice Shiya

    Loving this short dress, so light and chic; just right when paired with winter essentials 😉

    xo, a l i c e / T Y P E N U

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thanks Alice – your blog is wicked by the way xxx

  • avatar
    Abby@midlifecrisisnut.com

    It’s starting to get really spooky now- I did leave a comment a few days ago! I’m not crazy:) And plus, Michelle, I’m still not receiving post notifications, although I subscribed again:( Otherwise, love the bag, the tunic, the fact that’s it’s heading for spring… xx Abby

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Arrrgh! I know you signed up again (thanks btw mwah) because mailchimp sent me the notification. Why oh why are you not getting my new posts??? I’ll go through my settings again but assuming they’re ok will talk to mailchimp to sort it – I’m out of my depth 😉
      Thanks for sticking with me Abby xxx

  • avatar
    The Stylopedia

    I also love the necklace, and the entire casual-luxe look, really! Nicely done! xx

  • avatar
    Reasons to Dress (@reasonstodress)

    LOVE that necklace, it was a total steal! And I totally laughed at the image of you gracefully biting a sales woman!

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Hahaha You see that huh? True story!
      xxx

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