Fall is a beautiful time of year — the leaves change color, you indulge in hot cocoa instead of iced coffee and, of course, plenty of holidays are on the horizon. But there is a con to these warm and fuzzy feelings: it’s about to get much colder out, and you need a wardrobe that’s as chic as it is cozy.
Many of us don’t have the luxury of buying a brand new wardrobe every time the season changes, but luckily for us, the key to fall and winter style is layering. With these tips below, you’ll be able to wear your favorite summer items all through the cold months and save yourself from going broke!
1. Add Tights
By adding a pair of tights, you’ll be able to wear your favorite summer dresses all through fall and winter! Tights can even look great with shorts. Add in a pair of boots, a warm coat and you’re set.
Zooey Deschanel is the queen of adorable dresses and tights. Take a few style pointers from her. P.S. Don’t be afraid of color!
2. Add a Scarf
Scarves were never the “in” thing (other than to wear under your coat) until recently, so…take advantage of it!
3. Add a Long Sleeve Shirt
Do have an adorable dress that happens to be sleeveless? Just add a long sleeve shirt in a neutral color to make it fall friendly. Make it extra warm by wearing your favorite boots too!
4. Add a blazer or cardigan
Now that you’ve added tights to your favorite dress, you might still feel a tad chilly. To keep your arms warm, just add a blazer or cardigan! Kaelah of Little Chief Honeybee does this so well.
Follow these tips and you’ll feel a little more optimistic about your fall and winter wardrobe. Buying a few pairs of tights, a scarf or two, a black blazer and one or two cardigans will save you from buying a whole new wardrobe of long sleeve dresses and shirts. Make a game out of it, and give yourself a $50 limit. Can you go lower? Try $30!
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