Friday, 18 August 2017

Shift Dresses In Winter With Boots, Scarves and Cross Body Bags

I love to wear my dresses year-round! These shift dresses layer up perfectly for a cooler day. Fleece lined tights and boots are essentials to help you wear them in winter.

What I wore:

summer tunic dress in winter tights boots scarf LV speedy cross body bag | Away From Blue

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere | Away From The Blue

@awayfromblue @emhawkerblog @slowdownstyle outfit inspiration
Scarf: blue tartan scarf
Dress: Zara printed bib front tunic dress
Belt: Kmart thin gold glitter belt
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
BagLouis Vuitton Damier Ebene 30 speedy bandouliere

Why I wore it:

Wore this to spend the morning in the city with the boys. I'd been a little unsure what to wear but when I saw the #WinterStyleFile outfit on instagram by @emhawkerblog I just had to try replicate it. While I don't have the exact dress, I did have this dress with a similar print that worked quite well I think. The original outfit was a dress and boots by @slowdownstyle. Em added tights, a cardigan and hat so I added a scarf. See all 3 outfits on Instagram.

Even if it was quite warm in the city and I soon shed the layers, I really liked this outfit. every time I wear this dress I love it. I actually managed to tear it a while back, I was tugging to get it out of the washing machine and it had got tangled with something and I heard a rip. Thankfully the tailor could fix it up, as I'm planning on keeping this dress in my wardrobe for a long time. Unbelievably, this is only it's 19th wear. I was sure I'd have worn it more often.

Last worn: black belted cardigan, blue tartan scarf, gold beltprinted shift dress, tan boots, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere bag.

Other ways to wearblack belted cardigan and red jeans, blue tartan scarf and chambray skirt, gold belt and pink maxiprinted shift dress and ankle boots, tan boots and skinny jeans, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere bag and denim shorts.

Perfect for pregnancycardigan and hidden early baby bump, tartan scarf in first trimester, gold glitter belt at 38 weeks pregnantdress in the third trimester, speedy bandouliere and maternity office wear.

Blue Printed Shift Dresses Under $50:

What I wore:

Colourful winter outfit red shift dress cobalt leather jacket paisley print snood | AwayFromBlue

Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | AwayFromTheBlue blog

@awayfromtheblue instagram cobalt leather jacket red shift dress boots winter
JacketWittner 'Santa Fe' cobalt blue leather jacket
ScarfSeed Heritage Paisley print snood
DressZalora Basics faux leather placket red shift dress
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

This red shift dress was packed away when I outgrew it in pregnancy as it's not breastfeeding friendly. It was so good to get it out and wear it again. I like red and blue together so the cobalt leather jacket seemed like a good choice with it.

I felt a little overdressed for the day care drop off / pick up and working from home, but it was still nice to have a reason to wear this dress again, it's been such a long time since it was last worn. Unboxing and wearing all of my winter pieces and non-breastfeeding pieces made my 6 months without shopping challenge easier to stick too, as it felt like I had 'new items in my wardrobe again!

Last worn: cobalt leather jacket, printed snood, red shift dress, Asos Cleo boots (above), Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love bag.

Other ways to wearcobalt leather jacket and printed jeans, printed snood and stripes for the office, red shift dress and ankle boots, Asos Cleo boots and boho dress, Rebecca Minkoff quilted Love bag and chambray.

Perfect for pregnancy: printed snood and second trimester bump, shift dress in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag in second trimester.

Red Shift Dresses Under $50:

How You Can Wear It:

It's easy to layer up your summer dresses for winter. You can go neutral with black cardigans, fleece tights and tan boots, or you can be a little brighter with a colourful jacket like this cobalt blue one. Layered outfits like this work perfectly at the beginning or near the end of winter when the temperatures vary during the day, as it's easy to take layers off as it heats up.

And just in case you missed it on social media, I ended 7 months without shopping with a pretty spectacular purchase!

Linking up with Friday Favourites, Passion For Fashion, Flashback Fashion, Weekend Wear, Friday Faves, Shoe & Tell, Mix It Monday, Hello Monday.

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  1. So I've just discovered the fleece lined tights in Myer and I'm enthralled by the fact I can get them in size tall!! Rather than having to get xxl and hope for the best. So far I've worn them all week and I'm so happy with them! Both these dresses look so good, and I'm impressed by your take on an Instagram outfit. I'm too scared to try that myself!

  2. Hi! You layered both looks beautifully! I also adore how you accessorized the looks! The bag is very cute and a beautiful reward for completing your challenge. Have a blessed weekend!


  3. Mica you wear tall boots and tights so well... maybe in my next life I can pull it off.
    Congrats on completing the challenge, I know that it takes ;) The Balenciaga is so nice, however don¡t you have a similar one ?

  4. That is such a good point--when I'm done pumping I'll be able to wear some of my dresses again too and it will feel like I'm wearing new things. I love both of these dresses and how you layered them for the cold weather.
    Have a good weekend Mica!

  5. The second outfit is my fave, I love the colour combo you chose and how you layer each item! Red looks absolutely amazing on you Mica! Have a great weekend!! x


  6. Mica,
    I love both shift dresses, and how you styled them for year round use.
    The scarves and tights, make all of the difference.
    love red on you!
    xx, Elle

  7. Those Cleo boots are adorable. I actually love both looks and you think you styled them well. I cannot wait for autumn to arrive for us, very excited! <3 Take care. /Madison

  8. I love wearing dresses no matter the weather! I pair them with fleece lined tights too and boots during winter and sandals or flats during summer! The second outfit is my fave because of the colors. :)

    The Pink Lemonade Girl

  9. I love the pattern on that dress! It looks so cute with tights and boots! I'm usually too cold in winter to attempt many dresses haha!

  10. Lovely dresses both! I was hoping to get more cardi action this year to facilitate shorter sleeve dress wearing but it hasn't happened yet.

  11. I love shift dresses, they are so versatile and could be worn almost all year around. Layering is such a great skill and when done right, it works. Good that you can wear them again and enjoy

  12. lol, I don't know why, but I feel kinda sad that #6monthswithoutshopping is over. It was so fun to see what you kept digging up out of your closet. I love shift dresses! I wear them all the time! probably too much, which is why I've been trying to branch out of the habit of only buying shift dresses. I love your first outfit so much. Especially that scarf-- gives it that bohemian touch.

  13. I love pairing a dress with tights. Glad you got that dress fixed because it looks great on you! Also love the color mix in the second outfit. Very nice.

  14. I love wearing scarves and pairing them with outfits - I think they make an otherwise bland outfit look fantastic! looking lovely as always Mica!

  15. Doesn't it feel like you a get new wardrobe when you're done nursing?! Glad you could put it on again because it's cute! Like the blue dress with the belt too!

  16. I'm in love with the bags. Your outfits are perfect for my teacher and mom style.


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