We’ve been extremely lucky with the weather this summer; the temperatures have soared as we’ve been blessed with a continuous heatwave. This is great news for our wardrobes as summer dresses have been out in full force. However, when it comes to making the most of these pieces, it’s always a good idea to consider how you could make your summer dresses work going forward into autumn. Not only does this mean you’ll get to enjoy your dresses for longer, but you’ll be able to maximise your wardrobe options!
The Maxi Dress
A summer classic, the maxi dress is a staple favourite when it comes to hot weather. Bonmarche have a great range of maxi dresses that are great for the warm months and also mixed up for autumn. This is a style that can easily be transitioned into the cooler months, so you can enjoy wearing it for a little longer. Adding a linen jacket not only helps to add warmth but it can smarten up your entire look. If you want to go for a more casual look, then throwing on a jumper is a good choice. Choose a colour that compliments your dress, something that’s slightly cropped, or waist length will help to break up the look and elongate your body. It’s always worth keeping a maxi dress to hand as we enter the autumnal months as you can never be sure that an Indian Summer won’t make an appearance!
The Slip Dress
An on-trend piece this year is slip dresses, extremely simple to wear and lightweight too. They’re perfect for those warmer months but how can you get around styling them so you can get some wear out of them during the cooler months? Wearing a t-shirt under your slip dress can be a great way to add some layers. You could even get away with adding a long-sleeved polo top for extra warmth, the slim straps and simple shape will work well layered up. Throw on a leather jacket on top if it’s cool enough and pair with some boots and you’ve got an easy to wear autumn outfit, great for taking you from day to evening dinner. This is an outfit you can dress up or down, depending on your needs. It’s a great piece to invest in as you’ll be able to create a lot of looks throughout all the seasons.
The Denim Dress
Great for the summer and simple to style, taking this piece through to autumn is easy. If you’re feeling brave enough, double denim can work for this. Make sure the denim colours are different, so steer clear of mixing shades. Instead, throw on a coloured denim jacket to add a pop of colour or contrast a blue denim dress with a black jacket. If double denim isn’t your thing, then adding a classic trench coat can help you layer up for the colder months whilst staying stylish. Perfect for work or times you need your look to be smarter. Denim dresses also allow you to add a pair of tights, so if you do really need to fight off the cold then layer up!