Sunday Remix

Previous outfit posts: onetwothree, and four.
Step one to wearing your summer and sleeveless dresses in more seasons: a simple blouse. In addition, to making your dresses wearable in more seasons and offering a slightly different look, under a dress is the easiest way to get use out of a sheer blouse. I'm not entirely certain why so many blouses are made sheer these days but I often only get an opportunity to wear them when they're layered beneath other things. And while I'm fond of the embellished collar trend going around where you can add a collar to an outfit as if it was a necklace that detail won't do anything to keep you warm when the temperatures drop.
A good neutral blouse can go with nearly anything in your wardrobe and you don't have to stick to a basic palette of black or white. I'm partial towards a peach-toned one nearly the same color as my skin, but I also got a lot of wear out of an army green blouse from ASOS last winter. Even my brighter blouses like the one below by Family Affairs get worn quite often, although I find the brighter shade better suited for warmer months. Anyway, if you're looking for some a trick to extending the wear of your summer dresses and are bored of cardigans, think about investing in a long-sleeve blouse for a little bit of extra coverage.

Previous outfit posts: onetwothree, and four.


Elise Kiki said...

I love your looks and i love your hair !!!

Anonymous said...

I like to layer my summer dresses over turtle necks also. It lets me wear them year round.

Degausser said...

I'm all for layering blouses under dresses, but how do you keep them from bunching up underneath?

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Degausser, I never really have bunching up issues, but my favorite blouses are really lightweight and just fall against the skin rather than heavier cottons with structure that could push/pull against your dress. One idea would be to tuck them into the tights you're wearing. Also, a skirt slip on top of the blouse, beneath the dress.

Nikki Williams said...

love the idea of a blouse under a dress! i'll have to try this out



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angela jones said...

I'd have to say that Valorie Curry is your doppelganger.