3 Ways to Winterize Your Summer Clothes

Learn how to wear your summer clothes in winter. Includes: How to style denim shorts, a sundress, and a maxi skirt in cold weather.
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Learn how to wear your summer clothes in winter. Includes: How to style denim shorts, a sundress, and a maxi skirt in cold weather.

Now that the weather is frigid and the holiday season is in full swing, summer may just seem like a distant memory. However, that doesn't mean you can't rock your favorite summer wardrobe staples all winter long!

In this post, we'll show you how to take three perpetual summer faves and style them into three cold weather-appropriate outfits.

Summer Staple #1: How to Wear a Sundress in Winter

Even though the temperature has dropped significantly, you don't have to let your favorite sundress collect dust in the back of your closet! A little strategic layering will take a sleeveless dress from summer sands to snowy sidewalks.

For this look, we took an adorable mint frock and layered a bow-neck blouse underneath it to create a fashion-forward look. The polka dot blouse not only matches the pattern found on the dress, but also works with the color of the belt. Next, add a cozy dark gray coat as well as a pair of lighter gray tights. Riding boots keep the look casual and daytime-appropriate, while bird-shaped earrings add an adorable touch. Grab a pair of stylish knit gloves to complete this look.

How to wear a sundress in winter

Product Info: Dress- ModCloth, Top- boohoo.com, Coat- Dorothy Perkins, Earrings- Marc by Marc Jacobs, Tights- Steven Alan, Shoes- Windsor, Gloves- Fat Face

Summer Staple #2: How to Wear a Denim Shorts in Winter

Denim cutoffs are the ultimate low-key summer staple, but you can easily work these shorts into your winter wardrobe by pairing them with lots of oversized knits and layers.

For example, try pairing denim shorts with a wine red long-sleeved top to create a cute and comfy look. Layer on a blanket wrap cardigan, as well as a pair of warm tights. Heeled ankle boots are a trendy, yet practical choice, while a mustard yellow hat adds a pretty pop of color. For the finishing touch, accessorize with a long chevron necklace.

How to wear shorts in winter

Product Info: Sweater- indressme.com, Top- LOFT, Hat- Urban Outfitters, Boots- Forever 21, Shorts- Quicksilver, Necklace- American Apparel, Tights- Target

Summer Staple #3: How to Wear a Maxi Skirt in Winter

The key to wearing a glam maxi skirt during winter? Layer a pair of leggings or tights underneath! This will keep your legs toasty and allow you to rock that effortless boho look year-round.

For an on-trend winter outfit, pair a purple maxi skirt (with leggings underneath, of course) with a sequin-adorned striped sweater. Neutral-colored ballet flats are a chic and comfy choice, while a faux leather jacket gives the outfit some rock 'n' roll edge. Add a floral print scarf, which lends another dose of pattern and color to the look, then accessorize with some glamorous chandelier earrings.

How to wear a maxi skirt in winter

Product Info: Earrings- Stella & Dot, Sweater- Dorothy Perkins, Jacket- Delia's, Skirt- Old Navy, Scarf- Nordstrom, Leggings- Aerie, Shoes- Target

Your thoughts?

What do you think of these outfits? Which one is your fave? Have you ever winterized your summer wardrobe? Will you be trying out any of these looks this season? Remember to let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!