Fashion offers endless creative possibilities. Every now and then I have some closet time where I play around with my clothes; mixing and matching them into different outfits. Today, I am sharing a fun redo – a maxi dress winterized.
I first brought out this maxi dress from Steinmart for a day at Seaside. I really like the high-lo skirt, which makes it a lot easier to move. The colors of this dress are work perfectly to restyle it as a winter look.
To “winterize” this dress, I paired it with a tapered black sweater belted at the middle (belt by Anne Klein). I like how the tapered bottom of the sweater mirrors the tapered bottom of the dress.
Of course, I had to add black leather boots to make it a true winter look! Then, I further accented the red with a Mango Touch bag and red coral necklace.
Finally, I finished the look with stainless steel jewelry and a beaded bracelet. The only thing I couldn’t add was the snow!
We had another stunning array of fabulous fashionistas over 40 in last week’s My Refined Style. Here are some of my favorite featured looks.
Rebecca – Red Tag Chic
How about you…when’s the last time you’ve spent a little closet time to find new ways to mix and match the clothes in your wardrobe? I’d love to see some of your re-do’s. Take a pic and email it to me at thefabjourney(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll share it in a future post!
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I love this idea of “winterizing”! Great outfit:)
Thanks Renata, it’s fun to look at our clothes for new possibilities.
Shellie it’s such a good idea to find some closet time to play around and reinvent our clothes. I love the transition from summer to winter that you’ve achieved with so few steps. Great colours for you of course. Another winner x
Anna’s Island Style
Thanks Anna! I love my closet time. I come up with all kinds of new combinations.
Love how you remix your maxi dress for winter. I don’t wear my maxi dresses/skirts much for winter and that probably has more to do with the colors/prints of them.
Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!
Looking great and the selections you made are beautiful as well! Would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/01/22/fitness-hacks-my-weeks-fashion-lessons/ I post a link up every day. You can subscribe to my list to get the notifications 🙂
Hi Rania, thanks for the invite…I will check it out!
I love how you winterized your maxi dress!
I love how you’ve winterized this! It’s so key to be able to wear pieces all year round. It’s still a beautiful dress–just great for winter now!
I love how you have re styled this Shellie. I love to get the most out of my wardrobe too, restyling and creating different looks. The colours are amazing on you too.
Hi Laurie. Yes, red is definitely one of my go-to colors. I really like restyling my outfits because it makes fashion more of an art than merely an everyday necessity.
Very nice Shellie. This outfit works perfectly together. I love your bag. o)
Hi Anna, I really love my red bag too. It’s actually become my everyday winter bag. I guess that says a lot about my wardrobe when a red bag goes well with everything I wear 😉
I love this! I have a perfectly good black maxi dress from summer that is wasting away in my closet! Why didn’t I think of this?
I bet you can do a lot with a black maxi because the color is already perfect for winter. Take her out and give her a whirl, Michele!
I never thought of wearing my summer maxi in the winter. It looks great and I love the colors.
I would love to join the refine style group. Thanks for sharing!
Hi Sherry, I just added you to the My Refined Style reminder email list. We look forward to having you next month!
It’s fantastic how you’ve changed this maxi dress from summer to winter! Love your belt and cardigan, it really turns this dress into something perfect for the weather.
Thanks Brooke, I am always a softy for red and black!
Beautiful striped maxi and you did an amazing job styling it for winter! I really like the hi-lo hemline with your boots. Thanks for the feature, friend!
Yes Jennie, that is a perk of the hi-lo hemline…it really helps to show off the shoes!
The dress looks great winterized! And I love the bag.
I’ll have to go experiment a bit more in my closet…
Glad I could give you a little inspiration, Andrea!
Very nice, love the stylings and all the models 🙂
Thanks Terri…glad you stopped by!
So loving how you styled your summer maxi for winter! The bold stripes are gorgeous. Thanks for the feature, my friend!
So glad to feature you, Cutie Patoot!
Thank you for featuring me. And I love your dress and the way you layered it up for a different look. Just gorgeous girl!
Great job making this dress winter appropriate!
I LOVE what you did with this Maxi. I am a sucker for red, black and white, so super in love with this!! You look beyond gorgeous my friend!!
Thanks Andrea, but then you can’t really ever go wrong with red!
Great style ideas here to inspire me, Shellie! You look warm and chic. xox