How To Wear Your Spring Dresses Now + WW Link Up

During the past couple of weeks, I've slowly been adding spring items into my wardrobe.  There is just one problem with my early spring shopping:  I want wear everything, and now!  However, the two feet of snow that we've been buried under hasn't allowed me to do so.  Well, that is until today, when temps were in the high 60's, but that's another story.   Because I'm an impatient person, I decided to do what I love doing most, which is layer.  I love that you can easily transition a spring dress for the winter by placing a turtleneck underneath, or adding a chunky knit or leather on top.  Finish your look with a pair of opaque tights, and over the knee boots, and you're good to go in the chilly temperatures.    

That is what I did with this cold shoulder polka dot dress.  I recently got if from The Mint Julep, and am completely obsessed.  I fell in love with the black and white polka dot print, but it's the cold shoulder cut that really had me.  Add in the ruffle neckline, and I have found myself the perfect spring dress.  To make it winter appropriate, I paired it with over the knee boots and my drape faux leather jacket.  This jacket has been a staple in my closet for two years.  The faux leather adds a little edge, while the drape front gives it a sweater like feel, making it the perfect layering piece.  

I can not wait to style this dress in the spring, as I have a feeling it will be my go-to for many occasions.  Make sure to check out The Mint Julep, as they have to cutest dresses.  Trust me, this is not my first, or last from them!

Dress: c/o Mint Julep| Jacket: Blank NYC| Boots: Steve Madden| Tights: Hue| Sunnies: BP (identical here)| Clutch: GiGi New York| Lips: LipSense in Roseberry| Bracelets: Vita Fede (here and here), Stackable Bracelets c/o UnCensor Yourself

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  1. That is a cute dress - I always like polka dots :) It layers up beautifully here for the cold weather too.

    Thank you for the link up!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. That dress is adorable! Love the dots, ruffles and cold shoulder details! Beautiful styling for a cold weather day!

    Doused In Pink

  3. That dress IS too cute, I just love the cold shoulder AND ruffle combo! And, it being b/w you'll be able to accessorize it so many ways.


  4. I am LOVING the off-shoulder on your top. Great tips on how to wear these now with these fickle temps. It was freezing last week--today it's gonna be 78! Hope you're up to something FUN this weekend!!

  5. I was running around Traverse City in just a sweater! That's unheard of Up North in February! I adore the polka dot top!!! So cute!

  6. You styled it perfectly! I feel like I still need to get some mileage out of my OTK boots before the spring hits!

    Thanks for supporting my link-up! It means so much to me, girl. Have a great weekend!
    Glass of Glam

  7. Such an adorable dress! I love the polka dots and the ruffles around the cold shoulder cut outs! I am totally with you on layering up the Spring pieces while it is still bitter cold! Well done, my friend!


  8. Looooove this dress, lady- how fun for spring? And you've warmed it up for late winter with these pieces!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  9. The weather makes it so hard for all of us to get a head start on spring! And I am so ready!! Love this dress, and of course that chic blazer. The cut of it is so perfect!


  10. Love the cold shoulder detail on that dress! You styled it perfectly for now. I am itching for spring pieces now too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  11. I adore this polka dot dress with the cutouts! I've been rocking my spring dresses with week with this amazing weather and getting me so excited for real spring!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

  12. That's a super cute dress! It looks great layered and will be fabulous when it's warmer.

    Thanks for the link up & have a great weekend!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  13. What a fabulous look! Love how you styled this dress perfectly for the winter into spring weather! So fabulous!

    Trendy & Tidy

  14. I love that polka dot dress. It's layered perfectly with tights, boots and jacket. I love wearing Seasonal outfits in different Seasons!

  15. Very nice outfit ;)

  16. I completely empathize with you. I am so done with winter but around here it holds on well into March and sometimes longer. Love the way you are introducing spring pieces by layering, great look.

  17. I am loving this little dress with its cute polka dots and shoulder cut-out and how you styled it for a cold day. Pretty sure you will look as gorgeous in it in summer as you do now

  18. What an adorable dress! Love the cold shoulder!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  19. Perfect transitional outfit. Bring on Spring!!! Love the cold shoulder.


  20. What an awesome way to wear Spring dresses! You look amazing! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  21. These are great tips and I love those boots. I just got new Sorel ones for Christmas but these might be more adorable :-)

  22. Hi, thank you so much for all your wonderful information. Since I live in the opposite hemisphere (Australia), is there an archive area on your site so that i can read past posts about the opposite seasons?
    Warm regards from Melbourne which was a wet and cold 14 degrees today,UpdateLand

  23. Such clever styling! Love this dress