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Getting more mileage out of your summer dresses

The weather is getting warmer here in Minnesota, and I'm definitely ready to start wearing all my favorite summer dresses. The fact is, weather here is very unpredictable. One day it's 85 and sunny... the next day it dips down to the high 60's. Minnesota summers feel short at times, and cooler months can drag on. One thing that I've grown accustomed to is layering. This not only keeps me warm or cool during the unpredictable weather, it also helps me get more mileage out of those fun summer wardrobe pieces.

Today on the blog, I want to show you three easy ways to layer up your favorite summer dress.

Add A Denim Jacket

Throwing on a demin jacket is an easy way to layer up and add warmth to any summer outfit. When styling my outfit, I make sure everything works with or without my jacket... that way I have options when I'm out and about. Play around with different washes and styles and change up your shoes to get that perfect look.

Adding a T-shirt

Throwing on a t-shirt over your summer dress is so easy and gives your look an edgy effortless vibe. I knotted my T to show off my waist and threw on a pair of Golden Goose sneaks. Having my shoulders covered is sometimes just enough to keep the chill off. Play around with different colors and graphics and let your personality shine through. Whether its an awesome band tee, fun caption, or favorite designer, I love this look because it's perfectly tailored to you. No two looks are ever the same... and I love that!!!

Layer a Shirt Underneath

Finally, it is not uncommon for fall to come around a little too soon. Don't pack those summer dresses away just yet. Try layering a fitted top underneath. My closet always has fitted turtle necks in black, navy, and white so I can layer up my dresses when the weather turns chilly. Here, I threw on a fitted turtleneck and put on a pair of combat boots. A good rule of thumb here - make sure your top is fitted for a clean look. Warm weather dresses are often times thin, so you want to make sure it lays nicely over your layered piece.

All of these looks work with practically any warm weather dress. Play around with what you have in your closet, and make sure our personality shines through your outfit. Happy styling!

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Love Emily.

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