9 tips to wear a summer dress in spring

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Get a head start on your summer dresses in spring

Are you frustrated that you can’t wear your new summer dress yet? Don’t be. Here are some inspirations how you can get a head start on your summer fashion. Of course, when wearing summer clothes in spring avoiding to catch a cold is key. Thus, layering is key.

There are two possibilities to create the right amount of insulation: Long underwear or warmer underwear than you would wear in summer. Like adding a slip or long Tee under a dress. This way you get the same looks like you will wear later.

Create visible layers for style

The other possibility is the more stylish one: Visible layers. A major advantage, the looks are different from those you will wear in summer. Thus, you won’t fall so easily into a summer wardrobe crisis like the winter wardrobe boredom you try to escape from right now. You can find tips how to layer stylishly at the link.

midlife woman wearing a summer dress styled for spring

Styling tips for summer dresses in spring

Of course, not all summer clothes are suitable to be worn already in spring. Here are my best tips what to try:

  1. Most casual or girly summer dresses look great with a cardigan
  2. Denim or chambray summer dresses look great with a grandpa collar knit jacket, belt, tights and tan fall sandals, heeled loafers or oxfords
  3. Check whether the vibe of the dress permits styling it with a baseball jacket, bomber or blazer
  4. Wear a floral print fit-and-flare summer dress with matching tights and a denim jacket
  5. Wear a solid color dress with black tights and a cardigan in a third color, repeat two of the colors in the accessories at least two times
  6. Wear a printed full skirt dress as a skirt with a sweater and scarf and belt the sweater for shape. Add booties and matching tight
  7. Wear a layering halftee or top under a shortsleeve or sleeveless sheath or A-line dress. Add matching tights and heeled oxfords or fall sandals
  8. Wear a retro style summer dress with a motorcycle jacket, tights and booties
  9. Try a black lace dress with black tights, booties and a washed denim jacket
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mature woman in a summer dress in spring
V-neck summer dress c/o Lookbook Store styled with own tan colored belt, bag and strappy heels for an office appropriate summer look

The summer dress in the OOTD (photo above) is designed for work with cool air conditioning in mind. Thus, it is easy to be styled for spring. Just add colors that are more associated with the cold season like tan accessories and shoes.

Styling inspiration photos

Here are some examples of how to style the little white dress shown in the photo above for the cold to warm transition season. You can find  tips how to wear spring’s new trends at the link.

 mature woman wearing a summer dress in spring with a plaid blazerSummer dress c/o Lookbook Store styled in Euro Chic with own Burberry plaid blazer, Kieselstein Cord belt, Ray Ban sunglasses, pantyhose and Hermes collier de chien leather band

#fashionover50 mature woman in a summer clothes styled for vernal equinox LWD c/o Lookbook Store styled with own Jaeger tote, studded heels, Hermes collier de chien bangle, whimsical necklace, D&GM sunglasses, and Notation floral print blazer

#styleover50 midlife woman donning a summer robe in May Summer sheath c/o Lookbook Store styled with layering top c/o Adea, own bangle, pendant necklace, GNW tights and Nicole sandals

50 years old fashion blogger featuring a summer dress styled for spring White V-neck dress c/o Lookbook Store with own Gloria Vanderbilt pumps, Hermes enamel bangles, Moschino belt, LV studded multi-color bag, multiple strings pearl necklace, and Moda International cardigan for some extra insulation

older lady in warm season attire layered for the cold to warm transition season Warm season sheath c/o Lookbook Store with own Great Northwest suede safari jacket, Salavtore Ferragamo Vara pumps, olong floral print scarf , Ray Ban sunglasses, and Jaeger tote

over 50 years old lady wearing a LWD in springtime LWD c/o Lookbook Store with own Michael Kors baseball leather jacket, Anne Klein T-strap pumps, pantyhose, statement necklace, Ray Ban sunglasses, and Burberry bag

layered outfit to stay warm around vernal equinox Jersey fitted sheath c/o Lookbook Store with own Red Star taylored denim jacket, DIY necklace, Hermes collier de chien bangle, GNW tights, and Aldo pumps

#maturefashion summertime sheath styled for work on chilly spring days Summertime sheath with V-neck c/o Lookbook Store with own Vittoria Verani blazer over Red Star denim jacket styled with Salvatore Ferragano pumps, Jaeger tote, Ray Ban sunglasses, pantyhose and statement necklace

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