Maximising your wardrobe – Maxi dress 3 ways. Following on from our recent series on how a petite can wear the same outfit as a taller person, I thought I would show you how to transition your summer wardrobe into the cooler Autumn months. I know that some of you live in a fairly temperate climate all year round, but for those of us who sometimes have to face all four seasons in one day, here are a few examples and suggestions. The outfits are based on a midi/maxi dress and adapted to suit the cooling temperatures and chilly breezes.
The addition of a cashmere sweater or gilet can add that extra layer of warmth to the outfit and the perennial denim jacket and cashmere wool scarf will add further cosy layers.
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Above I have added my classic denim jacket. This gives a nod towards early autumn when the weather can still be quite mild.
As the dress is longer on my friend Dee, she prefers to streamline and heighten with a pair of platform plimsolls, while I prefer wearing flats. Alternatively, a toning boot, either flat or heeled could also elevate the look.
Finally, we added a fringed cashmere scarf. I always find that adding a scarf not only keeps my neck warm but also somehow psychologically seems to warm up my whole body.
Maximising your wardrobe – Maxi dress 3 ways:
Similar scarf in a wool blend.
A further selection of scarves below:
Finally, Dee has added a round-neck cashmere sweater in bright blue.
MarksandSpencer has a good range in a variety of colours at reasonable prices. Boden also has a similar one to the one Dee is wearing.
For my final image, I have added my MarksandSpencer V-neck button waistcoat. I find that it goes just as well with a dress as with my jeans and wide-leg trousers.
Have you come up with any ideas on how to maximise your wardrobe?
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