Wear it now – wear it later – summer dress
Elie Tahari sheath dress, Chanel belt, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own), sunglasses c/o MessyWeekend and jacket c/o Coolibar
Contents
  1. Why are summer clothes so exciting?
  2. Wear it now
  3. Wear it later
  4. Top of the World Style linkup No. 267

Why are summer clothes so exciting?

It doesn’t matter whether it is the new dress you bought for summer or whether it is your favorite dress from last summer. In spring, we gals are all eager to wear our summer items to up our mood thru the last chilly days. In fall, we are all in denial and want to keep wearing our summer favorites. The summer clothes somehow let us feel the freedom. Maybe it’s because the long school free time in summer when we were kids or just because we just like the long days and the less restrictive dress code.

Wear it now

I love the high-low hem of this dress’ design and the nice cleavage. However, in Alaska in rarely gets warm enough to wear this dress.

blogger Nicole in printed sheath with neon orange sandals, blue jacket

stylist Nicole in white with red, pink, blue and turquoise print and orange shoes

stylist Nicole in white with red, pink, blue and turquoise print and orange shoes
Outfit details: Elie Tahari sheath dress, Chanel belt, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Very Fine Dance Shoes sandals (all own), mirrored sunglasses c/o MessyWeekend and jacket c/o Coolibar

Here some inspiration how to wear the dress in summer.

fashion over 50 summer work outfit Newport News tailored leather jacket with Eli Tahari sheath dress, Moschino belt, and studded pumps (all own)

style over 40 how to wear a summer sheath in fallHow to wear it in fall: Short-sleeve blazer with Elie Tahari sheath, Paloma Picasso xo belt, and Nicole fall sandals (all own)

fashion over 40 woman in printed sheath Elie Tahari printed sheath dress with white denim jacket, Gloria Vanderbilt red pumps, 3.1 Phillip Lim tote, and Paloma Picasso sunglasses (all own)

mature style summer sheath for work
Abstract floral print Elie Tahari sleeveless summer sheath dress worn with Moschino belt (all own)

Wear it later

An easy way to head start wearing summer clothes in spring is to pair them with items from our winter wardrobe. To extend their wear into fall, pair them with items from the cold season again.
fashion over 50 summer dress with sweater for work

fashion over 40 summer sheath with winter sweater for work

fashion over 50 sheath worn as skirt for transition spring to summer
Outfit details winterized office look with summer dress:  Elie Tahari abstract print sheath worn as skirt under GNW Luxe wool cashmere sweater accessorized with DIY scarf, Chanel belt, pantyhose and Salvatore Ferragamo pumps (all own)

Here I wore my summer sheath with a sweater that picks up a color of the print. I added matching shoes. The result looks like a pencil skirt with a sweater. To downplay the contrast between the summer and winter pieces I repeated the white of the dress by adding a white belt and scarf. The result: a fresh colorful spring or fall outfit for work. To not freeze to hypothermia I wore a half-slip underneath the sheath. Nobody will know that little secret. I added my transition season coat – a thrift-store find – for the commute. You can find an ultimate guide how to transition summer pieces into fall in the post at the link.

How do you wear your summer items now or do you wait until it is warm enough? Show me in the linkup at the end of this post.

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Top of the World Style linkup No. 267

Top of the World Style linkup party every week on Thursday

Welcome to the Top of the World Style linkup party. The featured bloggers from last week’s party are:

Suzy Turner in jeans, top, floral kimono
Suzy of Suzy Turner became the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post.
Nora of Jacket Society in kimono, white pants and pink top
Nora of Jacket Society became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post.
Ada and Vivian in little red dresses
Ada and Vivian of Elegance and Mommyhood became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post.

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