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Wearing a Summer Swing Dress in a Winter Wonderland

Wearing a Summer Swing Dress in a Winter Wonderland

Wearing a Summer Swing Dress in a Winter Wonderland

Wearing a Summer Swing Dress in a Winter Wonderland

Dress c/o* | Cardigan (Similar) | Scarf (Similar) | Bag c/o* | Heels (Also available here) | Tights | Beret

I love restyling my summer clothes for the winter! This polka dot swing dress is just too much fun to twirl in to have it sitting in my closet during the cold, winter months. So, I layered the living daylights out of it with a cardigan, scarf, tights and gloves and a beret! (Hopefully, you all aren’t tired of the beret yet…because I’m still obsessed.)

This dress is actually a halter dress. Which, I’m sorry, I love you guys…but I wasn’t about to take my cardigan and scarf off to show the halter portion. I swear I’ll feature it again once it warms up.

Wearing a Summer Swing Dress in a Winter Wonderland

Wearing a Summer Swing Dress in a Winter Wonderland

A couple of things to note about this dress, though. Be sure to look at the size chart, and if you’re in between sizes, size DOWN. It runs rather large and the back is stretchy. I sized up and it’s a wee bit too big on me. (It does come with a belt, though, so that will help.

Also, the straps kind of lay funny when this dress is tied. I almost feel it would be better to have them sewn so they’re just regular ole straps, instead of a halter dress. If that makes sense?

Wearing a Summer Swing Dress in a Winter Wonderland

The next time I wear this dress, I definitely pairing it with a petticoat too! It’s been a while since I’ve worn one…

Do you enjoy styling your summer dresses for the winter? Or do you have one set wardrobe for each season? Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Dress: Grace Karin – use code POLKADOTDS for 40% off
Cardigan: Old (Similar here)
Scarf: Old (Similar here)
Bag: c/o* ModCloth
Tights: Old (Similar here)
Heels: c/o* ModCloth (Also available here)
Beret: c/o* ModCloth (Also available here)
Lipstick: Stila Stay All Day in Beso


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  1. Courtney Byers says:

    Oh my goodness, this outfit is beautiful! That was so smart to restyle it for winter. I didn’t even think to layer a sweater over my summer dresses. Thank you for this idea. I am trying not to buy as much clothes this year, so I will have to try it. P.S. Love that adore bag. Too cute.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you, Courtney! 🙂

  2. I definitely want to give my summer dresses a try during winter! ♥

    Sora | http://dangerouslyme.com/

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Yay! 🙂

  3. awayfromtheblue says:

    The snow looks so beautiful! As do you in your black and white outfit, you layer the dress so well! 🙂

    Hope that the first week of 2019 is off to a great start for you and you are having a nice weekend 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you so much! I hope you had a great first week of 2019 as well! 🙂

  4. budgetbelles80 says:

    There are some summer and spring items that I wear in winter especially dresses! I love your dress it looks lovely with your sweater!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you! Dresses can be so easy to style in multiple seasons. 🙂

  5. StyleOfTerry says:

    Am still SOOOOOOOOOOO in love with that polka dot dress!!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Terry!

  6. Oh my gosh, it IS a winter wonderland! We had a flurry yesterday morning but that was it! And then it was 40 and sunny for the rest of the day! This sweater is so cute, too – it looks very cozy!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you! My family is saying it’s 40+ degrees back in Wisconsin too! Crazy! It’s been snowing almost daily in Moscow and it’s only in the teens right now. Brrrr

  7. This is right up my alley. That’s why I hate to change out my closet from season to season, because maybe I will wear a summer item in the winter!!
    Great job LIndsey…and no sense showing us and getting frostbite…we believe you!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Haha! Thank you so much, Jodie! 🙂

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