Fall is the perfect time for so many different outfits. While I am a huge sucker for jeans, a cozy sweater and over-the-knee boots, I also love dressing up and styling dresses in the fall. I love dresses in the summer, so finding ways to carry my love for dresses into fall is always fun. In today’s post, I’ll be styling this fun shift dress along with sharing some of my thoughts on styling dresses in fall!
This particular swing dress (c/o) is perfect for fall. It comes in a ton of different colors, is super soft, and is extremely affordable. What really sold me on this dress are the long sleeves and the turtleneck (which you can’t see in these photos – but I promise it’s there!). Unfortunately, I am a tall (about 5’7) so this dress is a tad short on me. However, I made it work and now I want to share some of my tips for styling a dress in the fall!
- Bundle up. Wrap a scarf around your neck to provide extra warmth. Everything from a thick knit to a casual plaid is great for pairing with dresses. I chose a plaid scarf from last season – they never go out of style.
- Cover skin. Any chance you have to cover a bit of skin, do it! Leg warmers are a great option for the chillier fall nights, in addition to high boots. Also, try and opt for dresses that come with long sleeves opposed to short sleeves and wearing a cardigan over – that “airy space” between your skin and cardigan can get chilly very fast.
- Stick to fall colors. One thing I love about fall is that all the standard “fall colors” really work together. You can’t go wrong – brown, red, orange, olive.. the list goes on. Any combination works!
- Have a pair of “staple” dress boots. Have a pair of “go-to” dress boots. I find that a pair of high, nude boots is best. I am wearing these boots from Free People and I have gotten SO much wear out of them – I adore them.
- Fleece-lined everything. In the event it’s really chilly, fleece-lined tights are an AMAZING way to still rock a dress. I am slowly building up my stock of fleece-lined tights in all colors so I can regularly swap them out.