Monday, 20 February 2017

How to Style a Preppy Stripe Dress in Winter #iwillwearwhatilike

Styling a preppy stripe summer dress in autumn/winter: Camel longline blazer \ stripe tunic dress with patch pockets \ kick flare burgundy trousers \ heeled loafers \ crossbody bag \ stone flatcap for women | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

So what do you do when you have a new summer dress that you're desperate to wear but it's just too darn cold to wear it? Layer it, of course! 

I may not like to admit it, but I do like dressing for these transitional seasons - when you get some much milder weather as we had in the UK over the weekend (low to mid teens! woo-hoo!) you know it's time to ditch the hats, scarves, gloves and three pairs of socks... At last. However I still stuck with a scarf (albeit a light one with a giraffe print, the real-life versions of which I'm crazy about) and a hat (flat cap) - you just can't make a hat girl go bareheaded, you know...!

The stripe tunic dress was gifted and I have to admit I didn't think I'd be wearing it for a while yet, but the pockets spoke to me and told me to go with my fallback style of dress over trousers (yes, they really did speak - when they're patch pockets and a contrasting colour they do that sort of thing, I promise you).

Styling a preppy stripe summer dress in autumn/winter: Camel longline blazer \ stripe tunic dress with patch pockets \ kick flare burgundy trousers \ heeled loafers \ crossbody bag \ stone flatcap for women | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
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My burgundy kick flares have been the layering masterpiece I knew they'd be when I first got them in the autumn. They are currently on sale from £110 down to just £30 at Jaeger: I can't stress enough how perfect they are for layering with dresses, so go grab yourself a pair! They're available in black too (£40), PLUS Jaeger are offering an extra 20% off sale items at checkout (see my last post for more shopping discounts I wrote about), so hurry...!

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It was mild enough to only need my trusty camel longline blazer (similar) which luckily was the perfect length to wear over the dress - if it had been a little shorter rather than a little longer the whole look wouldn't have worked. But it was, and it did, so it was just a case of some comfy heeled loafers (similar) and a Carrie Bradshaw-style flat cap and I was good to go...!

Do add your outfits to this week's link up and if you've added a link to here or my button to your post you may be featured next week!

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Styling a preppy stripe summer dress in autumn/winter: Camel longline blazer \ stripe tunic dress with patch pockets \ kick flare burgundy trousers \ heeled loafers \ crossbody bag \ stone flatcap for women | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Styling a preppy stripe summer dress in autumn/winter: Camel longline blazer \ stripe tunic dress with patch pockets \ kick flare burgundy trousers \ heeled loafers \ crossbody bag \ stone flatcap for women | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Styling a preppy stripe summer dress in autumn/winter: Camel longline blazer \ stripe tunic dress with patch pockets \ kick flare burgundy trousers \ heeled loafers \ crossbody bag \ stone flatcap for women | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Styling a preppy stripe summer dress in autumn/winter: Camel longline blazer \ stripe tunic dress with patch pockets \ kick flare burgundy trousers \ heeled loafers \ crossbody bag \ stone flatcap for women | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Styling a preppy stripe summer dress in autumn/winter: Camel longline blazer \ stripe tunic dress with patch pockets \ kick flare burgundy trousers \ heeled loafers \ crossbody bag \ stone flatcap for women | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Styling a preppy stripe summer dress in autumn/winter: Camel longline blazer \ stripe tunic dress with patch pockets \ kick flare burgundy trousers \ heeled loafers \ crossbody bag \ stone flatcap for women | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Styling a preppy stripe summer dress in autumn/winter: Camel longline blazer \ stripe tunic dress with patch pockets \ kick flare burgundy trousers \ heeled loafers \ crossbody bag \ stone flatcap for women | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Styling a preppy stripe summer dress in autumn/winter: Camel longline blazer \ stripe tunic dress with patch pockets \ kick flare burgundy trousers \ heeled loafers \ crossbody bag \ stone flatcap for women | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Dress: Sugarhill Boutique c/o | Jacket: ASOS (old, similar) | Trousers: Jaeger c/o (super cheap in the sale!) | Scarf: Christmas gift (this is the same one) | Shoes: George at Asda c/o (similar) | Cap: Old, unknown (similar - go for a size Small if buying a men's cap) | Bag: Therapy at House of Fraser (I like this one) | Gold stars ring: Lizzy O Boutique c/o

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Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist's list of "inappropriate" items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!

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Styling a preppy stripe summer dress in autumn/winter: Camel longline blazer \ stripe tunic dress with patch pockets \ kick flare burgundy trousers \ heeled loafers \ crossbody bag \ stone flatcap for women | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
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24 comments

  1. That's a fabulous dress! I always have a hard time passing up a great striped dress, but this is extra special because of the pockets! I love, love, love it!!! (Yes, I do get overly excited when I see a fabulous striped dress...). The dress looks great over the trousers. And the blazer, shoes & bag are perfect! Pretty scarf too. And I can picture it so many different ways when it gets a bit warmer...

    Thanks for the link up & have a wonderful week!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  2. I'm wearing a stripe dress in my link-up as well! Mine, however, is too warm for SoCal summers. It's super versatile though!

    That giraffe scarf is very sweet!
    Thanks for hosting!
    xxox

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  3. Love how you put this all together!!
    Jaymie

    www.jaymieashcraft.com

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  4. You're getting your money's worth out of those trousers! I do like a bit of Jaeger, I might have to peek at their sale dregs. I'm welcoming the slightly warmer temperatures too, I have gone down to a 15 denier tight from 30 denier! Have a good week xx

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  5. This outfit is just everything! How fun! You are so creative and I love it! I will definitely be using this as inspiration! Have a great week! Peace!Cheryl Tucker, Northwest Mountain Living

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  6. I like the idea of wearing shorter dresses as tunic tops. The cute contrasting pockets on this one make it standout. Looks great with that coat and I love your accessories AND that fabulous blue nail polish :)

    Theresa

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  7. Popping over to Jaeger now! I love there timeless pieces. Looking bright and spring like Catherine. Isn't it gret to have longer lighter days too xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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  8. That is so amazing Catherine. I need those pants!!!! Its just: wowzers!!! Cannot wait for spring to finally arrive...sigh...Have a great week and thanks for hosting. xo Sabina

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    1. My bad. They are currently not shipping to Germany :(

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  9. I love a good stripe, so this dress hits the spot. I especially love those contrasting pockets on it. Most of my warm-weather clothing is in storage so it's difficult to be free-handed but sometimes I'll pull something out special, if it calls to me. Thanks for the linkup.

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  10. Thanks for the link up party Catherine and also for featuring me on your #best of... pinterest board - very kind of you.
    I know how you feel - I'm just itching to get some spring/summer clothes out, but the weather is hardly reliable yet is it? The contrasting pockets on that dress are a winning feature. And those trousers look fab too. All so tempting, but I'm a purchase free zone currently. I'm shopping my closet until April which is a challenge and fun too.

    Have a fab week x
    Anna

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  11. Fabulous look. Your use of a warm weather dress as a tunic in cooler weather is so clever and the combination of colors is brilliant. Thanks for sharing and for the link up.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

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  12. I always get itchy style feet this time of year!
    Wanting to wear those lighter and brighter spring pieces...and nothing says spring like a breton.
    These layers of loveliness are chic, practical and fresh.
    Injecting some optimism into a February day..... I love it!
    The whole look is a masterclass in pattern and colour mixing.
    XXX
    Samantha
    Fake Fabulous | Style and fashion, over 40

    P.S Thank you so much for the mention in your featured favourites!!!! XXXXX

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  13. You my friend, are the undisputed queen of layering dresses over pants! Love it!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  14. Such a fun and great way of layering and wearing summer pieces in the cold weather. Love it.

    March and May

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  15. SOOO cute, dearest Catherine!! As you know, I am the biggest fan of your dress-over-pants combinations...and this adorable look is my newest fave!! Anything striped ALWAYS catches my eye - so that patch pocket dress is instantly a winner! - and I can't stop oogling your burgundy flares!! Cropped perfection, as far as I'm concerned...especially paired with those block-heeled loafers!! And the blue, giraffe-patterned scarf is absolutely the whimsical icing on the cake!! XOXO

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

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  16. My favourite part of this look is how you tied in the camel pockets with the shoes colour. Awesome styling Miss C! xx

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  17. Catherine, I love this and I am going to copy it! Ha, ha. I have a red and navy striped summer dress and this would be the perfect way to create a transitional outfit from winter to spring. Love the kick flares and the matchy pockets on the dress. Thanks for the inspiration and for hosting the link up. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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  18. Oh Catherine this is so chic and I absolutely love your culottes and that fun ring. Pinned!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  19. Fabulous layering! I love the contrast pockets on the dress. I'm styling a striped summer dress for winter in my latest post too :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com


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  20. Catherine, although I do not have many striped garments, I do love the shift dress and this is styled fabulously. Love the cobalt print scarf on you as the color is perfect with your complexion!
    Thanks for linking with turning heads tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  21. Hi, thank you so much for all your wonderful information. Since I live in the opposite hemisphere (Australia), is there an archive area on your site so that i can read past posts about the opposite seasons?
    Warm regards from Melbourne which was a wet and cold 14 degrees today.

    Regards
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