Thursday, 19 April 2012

How to dress up a summer dress for colder weather

The lack of posts here on Fashion Infatuation lately is cause of the fact that I took some time off work and my normal life to go on a well-needed holiday. I can now finally say that I've been outside of Europe. Yay! :)
Mexico was absolutely wonderful, and enjoyed every bit of it. I've been soaking up the sun as much as I possibly could.

As you may recall I wrote a post before I left about what I was packing in my suitcase for the trip. A little red summer dress was one of the items. I wore that dress twice during the 10 days I was in Mexico, and this is what it looked like.
Now, I'm going to a fashion event at Corn Exchange in Leeds tonight called "Catwalk for life" (a charity fashion event to raise money for cancer research), and I thought that I wanted to wear this cute little red dress again. Unfortunately, the English spring weather is nothing like the warm and wonderful Central American weather, but today is a very wet, cold and windy April day here in Leeds. Absolutely horrible!
Despite this, I decided to wear my red dress, but I've themed it with some warmer garments; a long sleeved bolero, a pair of black tights, heeled tan brogues from Hush Puppies, a black leather jacket, and the last little accessory is my tan cross-body bag.
This is just proof that you can dress up a summer dress for colder weather. What do you think of the outfit I put together? How do you match your summer dresses when it's too cold to wear them on their own?

For this event I will of course rock my style up a little bit extra (as the rock chick that I am) and put on some bright red lipstick, and some smoky eyemakeup. Keep an eye out for the upcoming review on the event later this week.


  1. Look great combination! definitely you can wear them on colder weather the stocking and the outerwear will keep you warm but still chic with the little red dress. :)

  2. So pretty! Love the dress and how you styled it!

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  3. Great combination! Love your look!

  4. Love it! Red is my favourite colour at the minute! Good work on creating the look!