How To Wear Your Spring Dresses In Winter + Link Up

How to wear a spring dress in winter #springdress #ruffledress
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Happy Friday Friends.  You may remember this Rebecca Minkoff dress that came in my latest Stitch Fix shipment a couple of weeks back.  It's one of the items that I fell in love with, and ended up keeping from my fix.  Although this dress is technically from last fall, it will also be perfect for the spring, and I can't wait for the warm weather to arrive so I can pair it with my favorite espadrilles.  The problem is that I'm somewhat of an impatient person, especially when it comes to wearing new clothes.  So today I'm showing you how I styled it for the cold weather, and sharing my tips for wearing all of your spring dresses in the winter.

1. Layer your dress with a leather jacket or a chunky knit cardigan.  I decided to go with my suede moto jacket because I love how the grey looked against the navy and purple(ish) print.  I'm a big fan of pairing leather jackets with feminine dresses, as they add the perfect amount of edge.  A chunky cardigan would also be a great option, as it adds a cozy, boho vibe.

2. If your dress is short sleeve or sleeveless, layer a long sleeve blouse or fitted turtleneck under your dress.  Not only does the long layer add warmth, but it also adds a bit of sophistication. (Example here)

3. Wear over-the-knee boots.  Although a pair of booties would work well too, I love the extra warmth that a pair of OTK boots add.  This pair from Goodnight Macaroon is my current go-to.  I love how the heel isn't too high, making them easy to run around in, and keep up with two toddlers!  They are also currently 30% off (with the code: Classic), so now is the perfect time to snag a pair!  However, they do run small, so I suggest sizing up two sizes!

4. Wear tights or leggings.  You'll practically never find me wearing a dress in the winter without a pair of opaque tights.  My favorite are by Hue, as they always fit, and hold up well.  If you want a little more warmth, switch out your tights for leggings.  Because they are fitted, most leggings give off the look of opaque tights when paired with boots.  I highly suggest fleeced lined leggings, or a pair of faux leather ones.

How to wear dresses in the winter #ruffledress #springdress

Winter dress with leggings #ruffledress #otkboots

Ruffle Dress #rufflehemdress #bohodress

How to style your spring dresses in the winter #winterlayers #springdress #stitchfix

Ruffle Long Sleeve Dress #dress #rebeccaminkoff #bohodress

Layering your dresses for the winter #layers #springdress #ruffledress
Dress: Rebecca Minkoff (c/o Stitch Fix| Suede Jacket: Blank (on sale in two colors here)| Boots: Goodnight Macaroon| Tights: Hue| Bag: Chloé|  Sunnies: BP. (identical pair here)| Necklace: Sarah Chloe

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The feature blogger is Grace of Color and Grace.  You all know I'm obsessed with the bell sleeve trend, so of course I'm loving her dress.  Make sure to stop by Grace's blog to say hello, and get some great petite style inspiration!


  1. That is such a pretty dress! It really will work so well year round as it looks so nice layered up like this :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a good week :) It's Australia day today, so a public holiday which is nice :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. That's a gorgeous dress you got there dear! Love the pastel color, and the bell sleeve is such a fabulous touch! You're definitely rocking it dear!

    Jessica |

  3. Perfect styling, my friend! I love this dress and it really translates well into a colder weather piece when layered properly. You look gorgeous as always! Have a fabulous weekend.


  4. I'm ready to start breaking out my spring dresses too....just wish it weren't so cold! But thats what a moto is for, right? :) You look so cute! Have a great weekend -xo


  5. This dress is so pretty and I absolutely love how you styled it! What a great versatile piece!

    xx, Elise

  6. I love the way you styled this spring dress! I've done this and love that I can use some of my favorite dresses in different seasons!

  7. What a great idea to wear tights under that dress with the OTK boots. I've never seen that before. I love it.

  8. I really do love the extra warmth that OTK boots give and I also love the color of your OTK boots! This dress is so cute styled for the winter! I need to try layering a turtleneck or long sleeve blouse under some of my sleeveless dresses.


  9. Such a perfectly styled outfit!!! So edgy and cute.

  10. I don't know what I love more—that dress or how you've styled it! So chic! And this might just convince me to try Stitch Fix again...
    Cheryl Shops |

  11. This look is perfect! I love how you paired the boots with the dress.
    Xx, Nailil

  12. I love putting tights or leggings for short dress and this look is perfect for spring.

    Much Love, Jane | The Bandwagon Chic
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  13. I'm impatient like you, so I'm always trying to find ways to wear something new, now! This is a great combination, I agree with you, your jacket looks perfect next to the colors of the dress!

    pumps and push-ups

  14. This dress is so so pretty! Nice day
    Mónica Sors

  15. Such a cute floral dress! It looks great with your moto jacket and OTK boots.
    Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday!
    A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  16. Really pretty dress! I love how you've styled it for colder weater with the OTK boots.

    Emma xxx

  17. Such a cute dress! I need to grab a new fix soon! Loving how you paired it with these boots too!
    Xoxo, Natalie

  18. Love these ideas! The grey suede looks really good with your black tights and the colours in your dress!

    xo Jules

  19. I love how you styled your spring dress. I am also impatient & love my more girlie clothing. Great style advice!! Have a great week!!