Thursday, December 27, 2012

Winterizing a summer skirt: Floral & Lace

I was extremely excited when I saw this floral skirt on the sale rack a few weeks ago at H&M. Of course, I couldn't let a little snow and chill keep me away from wearing this beauty now. Using the same formula that I used here, I think this outfit is appropriate for winter. The key to winterizing this look is to keep the rest of the colors muted. You don’t need a whole lot to winterize your summer pieces, just a few key pieces.


What I am wearing:
Dress (wear as top): Standing collar lace dress c/o OASAP
Skirt: H&M (buy similar here - available in 00)
Tights: GAP opaque tights - on sale!
Booties: Bandolio Cardinal booties (available in navy, grey, black and burgundy)
Sunglasses: Kate Spade Gayla


1. Tights: I practically live in tights during the cold months. Thick, opaque, knit tights will help you get more mileage from your summer dresses/skirts. 
 2. Turtlenecks/heavy sweaters: One of the simplest ways to incorporate summer pieces into winter is to simply pair a thick heavy sweater with your summer dress/skirt. It also helps balancing out your outfit and pulling the look together. 
3. Boots/booties: Boots and booties are my winter staples. Wearing a pair of riding boots with dresses is a fun way to transition your summer wardrobe into winter. 

The lace top I am wearing in this post is actually a dress. It was a bit short for my height so I decided to wear it as a top. Another way to maximize my wardrobe – I guess =)

For the past few months, I've been on a search for the perfect pair of booties. I am glad my search is finally over. I wanted a pair of typical black booties with lower heels and fitted ankles. Everything I tried on was either too high for my liking or the cut was too wide at the opening. After way too many hours spent searching online and trying on pair after pair in the store, I found my perfect booties =)  They run true to size. I got these in a 6.5. If you are in between sizes like I am, go with the smaller size. They fit absolutely perfect and so comfy.


DD said...

You are looking great Sydney! The skirt is so pretty and those booties are perfect x

Kay @ Slightly 0bsessed said...

Love the outfit! I'm such a huge fan of "winterizing" my summer and spring pieces b/c Winter items tend to be a bit drab in color. Your booties are fantastic!

Ping said...

I love these outdoor photos! The skirt fits so nicely on you. Hot outfit!

John B. Marine said...

Sydney sweetness! This is a very nice outfit you've put together. The skirt offers a lovely diversion from the black colors. Truly charming style here, Sydney. Beautiful outfit.

Angie | said...

you look so pretty, sydney! the combination of dark and light florals works and it's very festive and spring-forecasting at the same time. i was so excited to see snow too right before i headed back to cali. hopefully it snows again when i'm back :)

Siena in Style said...

so beautiful!
i love the skirt!!
have a nice holiday:)
kisses from milano

Unknown said...

Love the skirt and looks so good with the black top/dress.

Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

Yay. Glad you found booties you like. There are so many shoes out there but only a few that actually suits what you want.

Beautiful job pairing lace and floral. You look beautiful as usual.

TaraMixandMatch said...

Such a pretty feminine look, love it!

lisacng said...

Love the unique print of that skirt! And I also love opaque tights for winter. I have booties on my wishlist :)!

Unknown said...

Love the skirt. You're so braze to be taking photos outside in the snow.

Lulu Soler said...

Love this look! The booties are great - bummed they are out of the burgundy! Perhaps we could follow each other?

xo Lulu

SewPetiteGal said...

My goodness Sydney, you look spectacular and I think this is one of my fave pairings from you! Stay warm and hope you have a fantastic New Year!

Aney Mei said...

Looking fabulous in lace Sydney! Love this holiday look you put together :)

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

You look fabulous Sydney!!! Love the skirt and with that dress/top. Happy New Year to you and your family and hope you had a great holiday.

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