How to Rock a Sleeveless Dress During the Fall Season
Before I start talking about this fun, warm combo… these pictures were taken before it snowed and dropped to temperatures more suitable for the Arctic (blogger problems). So with that in mind… to make this outfit winterized just add some tights, a thick black jacket, and maybe some over the knee boots.
If you live in a southern area where the weather might be a little bit warmer and you still want to rock your dresses… boy, do I have the opportunity for you. Since it isn’t officially winter yet (December 21), I can still rock my fall apparel on this blog.
Cuff your sleeves so that you don’t have so much fabric up top.
Whenever I have a button up, 9 out of 10 times I will roll up the sleeves. It adds the perfect amount of dimension to any outfit. This particular dress is more formal than a normal summer dress. It can easily be dressed up or down. To make this dress seem more casual the rolled up sleeves on this flannel do a fantastic job.
Don’t be afraid to mix black and blue.
Growing up it used to be a huge taboo to wear black and navy together. I still have no idea why. They’re both neutrals and they’re often found together in nature. Hello, black and blue eyes are an actual thing. So why can’t I wear these colors together? Frankly, this is a rule I break quite frequently and have no intention to stop (fight me, fashion police). So if you want to be a rule breaker with me, rock what your mamma gave you and fight the power.
Don’t worry about adding too many layers in the fall/winter seasons.
It’s better to be warm than fashionable. So throw on those puffy jackets, thick warm flannels, and over the knee socks. You could easily wear this outfit with thick tights, over the knee socks and boots, a long coat, and a hat. Winter and fall are my favorite times to try out new combinations because you’re always fighting to stay warm. Don’t be afraid to try out new combinations. After all, you might end up loving the look.
Play around with necklines when incorporating bold undershirts.
The best part about style is you can try out anything. This outfit isn’t something I would traditionally wear but it’s something I’m able to have fun with. After all, shouldn’t every day feel like you’re playing dress up? To switch up this look I would love to play with lower neckline dresses and different flannel patterns. The contrasting textures make an interesting look.
What do you think about adding a flannel to an otherwise warm dress? Do you ever mix black and navy blue together? Let me know in the comments down below.
Now, this is how you style a sleeveless dress in the cold temperatures. Add cable knit tights and knee high boots to it once it gets colder. 😀
Couldn’t agree more! Definitely would have styled it that way if had been colder that day! 😊
don't give a jam
I love this, such a cute idea & I love what you said about having fun with fashion! I definitely mix black with blue 🙌🏻
I’m so happy to hear I’m not the only one! ☺️
I LOVE this! I love how you added one of Falls trends to create a winter look! And I love the combination of the plaid and the blue! So stylish! <3
Thank you so much! I’m a sucker for a good flannel ☺️
You are very welcome! I am too! Growing up in New England I wasn’t always a fan of it, but now I am a flannel convert! And am obsessed! ,3
I’m glad so glad you converted! It’s a staple for New England!
It really is! Which might have been why I fought it for so long LOL! 🙂 <3
DJS & STYLE
Love your outfit! 😍 I actually just had the “black and navy outfit” talk with my husband. I had to let him know that it absolutely is okay to wear the colors together. Happy to see someone else agrees! 😂
Oh my god, so happy that you agree! I admit, I was very hesitant at first but I’m totally loving it 😊😊
Oh yes, that is one of my favorite ways to wear a dress in the colder weather too! I love that you made buffalo plaid a bit more feminine with the navy blue dress. You’ve inspired me to get a flannel just like that too!
Oh my goodness, so happy to hear that! Definitely add some tights and thigh highs and you’ll be good to rock this in the colder temperatures. 😊