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Elie Tahari sheath dress, Chanel belt, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own), sunglasses c/o MessyWeekend and jacket c/o Coolibar

Tips how to wear a summer dress now and later. See the outfit inspirations for a classic summer sheath dress from spring to fall for work and play. Read how to get more wear out of your favorite summer dresses.

  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. We fight our winter wardrobe boredom with spring fashion layering. In fall, we are all in denial and want to keep wearing our summer favorites. Somehow the summer clothes don’t bore us at all. 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
Front view floral sheath with waterfall cardigan


stylist Nicole in white with red, pink, blue and turquoise print and orange shoes
Front view wearing the cardigan

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


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


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


influencer in white print dress with white denim jacket fuchsia bag
Eli Tahari printed sheath dress with white denim jacket, Gloria Vanderbilt red pumps, 3.1 Philip Lim tote, and Paloma Picasso sunglasses


mature style summer sheath for work
Elie Tahari sleeveless summer sheath dress worn with Moschino belt



Wear It Later

An easy way to transition summer pieces to fall is to pair them with items from our winter wardrobe. To extend their wear into fall, pair them with items of similar color from your cold season wardrobe. See the photos below for an example.

fashion blogger over 50 in abstract print summer dress worn as skirt with a sweater
Side view fall inspiration


stylist in sheath with winter sweater for work
Front view summer sheath as straight skirt

fashion over 50 sheath worn as skirt for transition spring to summer


Add matching shoes. The result looks like a pencil skirt with a sweater. To downplay the contrast between the summer and winter pieces repeat the lightest color (here white) by adding two accessories in that hue (here the belt and scarf). The result: a fresh colorful outfit for work. To not freeze to hypothermia wear a half-slip underneath the sheath. Nobody will know that little secret. As outerwear add a transition season coat.

How do you wear your summer items now or do you wait until it is warm enough?


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.


Congrats Ladies! Grab your award buttons.


Gateway to the party


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