SPOTTED IN DB: DUAL-SEASONAL DRESSING DONE RIGHT
With summer being a few weeks out, we’re starting to see lighter and shorter pieces taking over our wardrobe. We love stepping up our style game as much as the next gal, but sometimes, deciding what to wear when the weather is fickle can be a nightmare.
Enter dual-seasonal dressing. It’s a style concept where you invest in clothing that you can wear all year round. From spring to summer and summer to fall, you have a set of clothes that just work.
It’s useful for when you’re in that gray area between two seasons, like when summer pieces like halter tops aren’t appropriate, but you don’t think it’s time to bust out your wool jumper or longline coat just yet. Simply put, it’s about being smart with the way you dress without compromising your style.
You want to maximize the wearability of your wardrobe, but you also want to stay on trend with new pieces. Well, here’s how you can combine the two. Let these stylish Dressbarn women show you how it’s done.
Never underestimate a good denim jacket
We owe it to the 60s counterculture for making denim jackets thrive to this day.
Admit it; you have at least one denim jacket in your closet. It’s just so versatile and a proven classic! Whether you’re wearing a maxi dress or tracksuit, adding a jean jacket makes it look like you put more effort into your outfit than you actually did. When it gets chilly, you can easily layer it over a knit sweater and finish your look with a chunky scarf.
Printed dresses that are anything but basic
Frocks to fall in love with over and over again
Add a spring to your step with these stunning dresses inspired by all four seasons.
Dresses have all the throw-on-and-go ease you need from an outfit. Perhaps the most effortless dual-seasonal piece to pull off (next to denim jackets, of course), you can never go wrong with a gorgeous printed dress whatever the season. When dressing for spring and summer, the bolder, the better! Then, layer a solid jumper over it and slip on some boots to make your look breeze-friendly.
Dress from the waist up with statement blouses
Elevated tops we can’t get enough of
Floral and animal prints will always have a special place in our closets, especially when in the form of casual tops that we can take from day to night.
Turn to classic silhouettes and prints that can still be trendy no matter what season you’re in. From camisoles to smocked tops to bell sleeves, these pieces can be flexible with a few layering techniques. Additionally, anything that’s floral is essentially a closet staple, so you can definitely extend your spring wardrobe all through winter.
Tonal pieces for your consideration
Solid tones that make a statement
Don’t keep those monochrome dresses just yet when fall rolls around—they’re the perfect transition piece when creating a feminine fall outfit.
If you’re not the bold type, you can still achieve effortless, seasonless style with monochrome. Bright and bold palettes work for colder months, while dark neutrals work just as well for warmer months. It’s just a matter of knowing the right pairings for every outfit.
Kimonos aren’t just for the beach
The Perfect Cover
Robes have taken on a new form through breezy kimonos, which transcend all trends and seasons.
Lighter than a cardigan and more wearable than a shawl, kimonos are definitely a must for your wardrobe. This piece can take your white tee and jeans outfit up a notch, thanks to its flowy structure and unique details. From the beach to the streets, a kimono can add a touch of stylish flair in every step.
It’s all about mindful selection
A dual-seasonal wardrobe is a sustainable wardrobe. The key is balancing trendy clothes with enduring pieces, allowing you to mix and match with ease. For example, that red dress you saved for Christmas can look just as charming and romantic for Valentine’s Day, with the addition of statement jewelry to amp up your ensemble.
You’ll need a lot of creativity to pull off multi-seasonal dressing, but with the style tips we introduced above, you now have a better idea of how to plan your wardrobe from this season to the next. Just remember to wear each outfit with confidence!