No matter how cold or hot it is, DRESSES are always a great idea. Easy to style, to dress up or down, to layer with great jackets in the cold season, to jazz them up with fabulous shoes, or make them casual and chic with comfortable soles. When it comes to dresses all is possible in terms of looks and outfits. I also happen to think a lot of the dresses we used to wear in summer can work in the cold season, especially autumn. Chiffon dresses, maxi dresses with long sleeves, jersey dresses, shirt dresses and so on.
The key to making them look season appropriate is to wear them with autumn shoes: boots (ankle, motorcycle, combat, over-the-knee, tube, high, heeled, flat, wedges) and a great jacket on top: parkas, coats, leather or denim, faux-fur, ponchos. Scarves & beanies are great pieces for extra autumn chicness and warmth. ;) As long as the dress is not too skimpy and skin-showy (to avoid catching a cold you know) chances are it’ll work in the cold season. Even slip dresses might work if you’re going for that 90s look and layer them with a tight simple basic t-shirt underneath and combat boots.
Or, for a night out a lace or satin slip dress (knee length with a slit for example) can look fabulous with thigh-high-boots and a cozy knit oversized sweater on top. Or a faux fur coat for that 70s look I was telling you about here. Or a leather jacket for a rocker chick vibe. I really do think all is possible and when it comes to dresses you can pretty much sport any design and style if you accessorize it accordingly. Besides, this play with fabrics and clashing season pieces screams effortless sophistication. A bit of fur, lace, satin or gold jewelry makes it all look more rich & luxurious. If you clash this rich look against grungy items you get those model-off-duty styles, or celebs hanging out at some exclusive party in New York city. And then, there are the autumn dresses per se. The sweater dresses we talked about here. The office dresses which in autumn are usually long or mid sleeved, fitted or A-lined and tied with a belt, or even baggy with side pockets – all in knee-length – in thicker more dense fabrics like tartan or plaid, thick cotton, denim, leather. For weekends and more casual styles there are those long sleeved midi skater style chiffon dresses, that every girl out there is wearing with ankle boots, black sheer tights, chunky scarves and coats or jackets on top. It’s grungy-preppy-cool a little bit. Color and print wise… I’m all for anything & everything. From bright bold even neon shades in a long 70s maxi dress with long sleeves, to muted shades, monochromatic dresses or subtle prints. But just in case you’re considering wearing that funky wild printed dress, but are unsure whether or not it works in autumn, I have two words for you. DO IT!
Crazy prints on dresses look so sophisticated and fashion forward it’s fantastic. Pair them with heeled ankle boots and a classic jacket or coat. Or… if you’re feeling fashion adventurous make a party out of your outfit. Keep your hair and makeup clean and simple in this case. And now let’s get more dresses inspiration for autumn… What do you say, dresses in autumn: YES or NO?