Wear it now – wear it later – summer dress

fashion over 50 summer dress with sweater for work
Eli Tahari print sheath with GNW Luxe wool cashmere sweater, Chanel belt, Constance bag, Salvatore Ferragamo pumps, Paloma Picasso sunglasses and DIY scarf (all own). I love the high-low hem of this dress’ design
fashion over 40 summer sheath with winter sweater for work
Side view of GNW Luxe wool cashmere sweater worn over Eli Tahari abstract flower print summer sheath with Chanel belt, Salvatore Ferragamo pumps and DIY scarf (all own)
fashion over 50 sheath worn as skirt for transition spring to summer
Front view of work outfit consisting of Eli Tahari abstract print summer sheath worn as skirt under GNW Luxe wool cashmere sweater accessorized with scarf, Chanel belt and Salvatore Ferragano pumps (all own)

It doesn’t matter whether it is the new dress you bought for summer or whether it is your favorite dress from last summer. At this time a year, we gals are all eager to wear our summer items to up our mood thru the last chilly days. An easy way to head start wearing summer clothes is to pair them with items from our winter wardrobe.

Wear it now

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 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 new spring coat – a thrift-store find – for the commute.

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.

Wear it later

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 fall How to wear it in fall: Short-sleeve blazer with Eli Tahari sheath, Paloma Picasso xo belt, and Nicole fall sandals (all own)

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

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

spring coat
Banana Republic floral print silk coat worn over the above outfit with Indian silk scarf (gift from my girlfriend) and Salvatore Ferragamo pumps (all own)

For other ideas on Wear it Now – Wear it Later see how to use fall’s pastel trend to recycle your spring clothes. If you liked this post tell your friends about how to wear your new summer dress now. Tweet this.

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