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).
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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…!
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ARE YOU STYLING ANY SUMMER PIECES ALREADY IN THIS TRANSITIONAL SEASON? COMMENT BELOW, OR TAKE IT TO TWITTER @NOTLAMB!
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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