Winter Style in Summer Dress | Thriftanista in the City


Winter Style in Summer Dress

I may have just found the perfect dress to wear for a night out in winter. It's hard to keep going about a fashionable existence when it's frigid outside. It definitely cramps my style. Valentine's Day is next month. I haven't had a date night with E in 6 months. We are long overdue for a night out sans V. Thanks to my gorgeous estate sale find, I'll be all set to go!

winer style summer dress

Winter Style in Summer Dress

Summer Dress

Pick a close fitting sheath dress or one that has a tank top bodice. Extra bonus points for eye popping color! I started with an amazing estate sale find. I love the silk chiffon skirt. It's as light as air and flows so well when I walk.

jay godfrey silk chiffon dress


Stick with neutral colored tights for a sexy look that blends into the outfit. Feel free to double up with a lace or textured tights in the same color. Building thin layers are the way to go!

summer dress worn with tights

Platform Heels 

A platform heel elongates the leg and keeps your foot a few inches away from a cold ground. You can even get away with an inch of snow too. If the snow is mushy, stick with a faux vegan leather or suede. Those are easier to clean and usually cost less than the real thing.


Add a thin layering sweater for warmth. My sweater is a blend of wool and cashmere and is so warm but it's also trim because I certainly will not be able to tuck it in for waist definition.

thrifted cashmere blend sweater

Jacket / Blazer

Keep the chill at bay with the additional layer of a jacket or blazer that also brings some pizzazz! My vintage sequin jacket is so thick and heavy that it can be worn without a coat. A wind gust to the back feels like a summer breeze in it. Plus it has what looks like a million sequins on it all packed together. It has a ridiculous about of sparkle.

Disclaimer: I wouldn't go testing out this layered look on a below 0 day but you will stay warm with above freezing temps!

winter layers summer dress
THRIFT cashmere blend sweater - vintage earrings - vintage clutch - vintage sequin jacket - vintage bracelet - Jay Godfrey silk chiffon dress RETAIL Falke tights - Payless pumps

Do you wear summer dresses in winter? How do you stay warm?

***in other news***

The next Thrift Up! of the Thriftanista Social Club has been scheduled for March 29th. If you're local, join us. It's going to be epic!

sweater worn with summer dress


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