One of my favorite parts about summer is that you can just throw on a breezy dress and look instantly cute (like compliment-worthy cute) and put-together. Meanwhile, in winter, there’s really no such thing as throw on and go. Even if you’re going with my favorite go-to winter piece, the sweater dress, there’s tights to contend with, and then you’re still freezing because even with wool ones, they’re never that warm. That’s why I love a maxi dress just as much in winter as I do in summer. It’s long and breezy so you can layer leggings or heavy tights underneath or skip them altogether without freezing to death. Yes, layers under and/or over are still required, but unlike your standard short or even midi-dress, the floor length makes them look instantly more dressed up and yet unexpected for everyday in winter. But you don’t need to buy a new set of maxis for cold weather.
Just follow these tips to restyle your fave summery maxis for winter:
- Layer tights or leggings underneath.
- Add boots — ankle or knee boots work. Or try sneakers for a more comfy option. Heels work for dressier occasions.
- Layer a thin turtleneck underneath. For added warmth, try a moto jacket, chunky cardigan, or fur vest on top. Or top with a chunky sweater.
Layer a turtleneck underneath.
Top it with a fur coat.
Toss a sweater + a jacket over it.
Toss a long-sleeve shirt under and a moto jacket over.
Top it with a blazer and scarf.
Add a jacket and pumps for the office or a night out.
Throw a chunky sweater over it.
Top it with a moto jacket and a scarf to add edge.
Try a moto jacket and a fur scarf to glam up the look a touch.
Wear pants underneath instead of tights for a sleek minimalistic look.
Wrap a long cardigan over.
Add a cropped jacket + longer jacket + vest + scarf.
Double up on jackets.