Spring weather can be unpredictable and laying your dresses can look good and feel comfortable during this time. However, it’s important to create a balance when layering a dress for spring. Knowing the right way to layer your dresses can help make versatile outfits that you can wear throughout the season. Layering is all about mixing silhouettes, fabrics, colors, patterns and textures to create outfits that speak to your personality and style. Today, sharing tips and outfit ideas on how to layer a dress for spring.
How to Layer A Dress for Spring
Here are some helpful tips on ways to layer your dress for spring which allows you to not only get more use out of your summer dresses but some of your spring and fall light layers!
Add Outerwear Layers on top of your Dress
Adding a leather jacket, blazer or trench coat is the perfect layering outwear over your dresses. It completely will change up the look while also is very versatile for work, day to day or date night. Also, perfect on a chilly spring or summer night when you need an extra-long sleeve layer to stay warm.
Wear Taller Boots with Your Dress
Adding ankle boots or taller boots to your dress is the perfect option for getting those dresses out a bit earlier. It can be perfect for date night or the office. See below for how I styled these looks below.
Focus on Fabrics and Proportions
A nice mix of texture and proportions is essential for layering. I typically stick to two fabrics choices to keep the look elevated and chic.
Color Is Key
A great rule to layering, in general, is to keep your look to one or two colors families from head to toe. Also, consider matching your accessories.
Add A Long Sleeve Shirt or Turtleneck Under Your Dress
Considering layering under your dress gif your need more conservative coverage or for warmth. It can also make the dress feel more casual.
Maxi Dress & Tan Leather Jacket Outfit
A great way to style your summer maxi dress for spring is to add a light layer like this cropped tan leather jacket. A cropped jacket not only slims your waist but evens out the proportions as maxi dresses can appear to be fuller.
Trench Coat & Dress Outfit
A trench coat is a closet staple in your spring wardrobe. In spring temperatures start to fluctuate from warm to cold with rainy days in between. Wearing a long-sleeved jacket is a must on rainy days to stay warm even when you want to put on that spring mini dress. You can make the look more slimming by adding a belt to your trench coat and pairing a boot to complete the look.
Maxi Dress & Sweater Vest Outfit
If you are in need of a light layer, a sweater vest can be the perfect option to your causal styling for sightseeing on a beach vacation or running errands around town. Style with sneakers or a flat sandal or a cute baseball cap for an even more casual vibe.
Black Leather Jacket & White Dress Outfit
Layering a leather jacket over your summer dress is the perfect way to get more use out of your basics. Both of these pieces are in my capsule wardrobe and give you so many options when styling throughout the spring and fall seasons. Check all of my capsule out here!
Lightweight Pullover & White Dress Outfit
A pullover sweater is the perfect layering option to your spring dress for when the temperatures drop. A long sleeve top can also be the perfect packing solution for travel and staying warm on chilly summer nights. Style it casually with sneakers and a fedora to complete the whole casual outfit!
Pastel Dress Boyfriend Blazer Outfit
Layering a boyfriend blazer is a great chic and elevated option to layering your faux leather dress for work.
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