Reuse and Restyle: A-Line Dress With a Faux Fur Statement Jacket

One of the great joys of living in Mumbai for five years was that given the warm weather year around, there was no need for my summer wardrobe to go into a biannual weather-induced hibernation. On the flip side, one of the great joys of returning to the UK was the chance to wear lovely winter clothes again, including a plethora* of boots and coats (*latest ‘word bank’ word from my son’s English homework that is now stuck in my head).

While not all clothes can be worn independent of season, I think that with a little thought and effort, many clothes can be ‘omniweather’ and exhibit more versatility than we may initially give them credit for. I have featured this dress on the blog before in the following blog post: Happy Dresses:  A-Lined and Ribboned. I find A-lined dresses naturally flattering and I like the grosgrain bow on this dress that helps to draw in the waist. I love this faux fur jacket and the bold white and black stripes that put the ‘statement’ in ‘statement jacket’. I have accessorized the outfit with a pale pink clutch to add a contrasting colour to the overall style statement. Finally, black tights and high-heeled boots add the necessary touches needed to make this a chic, yet playful winter outfit.

On a slightly different note, this is the time of the year when the shops restock after the manic winter sales and display clothes that bring upon a ‘time and geographical warp’.  It is freezing outside and when you look at the new collections in the shops you could be forgiven for thinking you live in Bermuda! I think this early stocking of summer clothes may be a well-intentioned ploy to get us to hone our styling skills by finding a way to wear these clothes in cold weather before the warmer weather arrives.

I hope you enjoy this lookbook and have a great week! Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.

(Clothes and Accessories: Dress – And other Stories, Coat – Mango (This is a similar one), Boots – Forever Unique , Clutch – Gucci)

7 thoughts

  1. Love the blue and black together!! Also love that it still looks light, if you know what I mean! Sometimes winter outfits are so dark and heavy.

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  2. I love to repurpose my summer wardrobe for the colder winter months as well. Recently, Amal Clooney got a lot of attention for repurposing a summer floral dress with tights and a long sleeve blouse underneath it… something we have been doing for awhile 😊

    Love the sky blue color over the stark black and smart choice of a soft colored clutch to offset it. The bow is super cute, yet adult chic and ‘age appropriate’ (did I just say that?!) with all its pairings.

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