Styling a Winser Wrap Dress For Winter and Summer

At this time of year the weather can be quite unpredictable so I’m styling a Winser wrap dress for Winter and Summer, just to cover all bases! I bought this dress just before I went to Madrid last year and have worn it several times. I have a few wrap dresses, but this one is the best by miles. The design is superb because it is generously cut, ensuring it doesn’t flap about and expose parts you don’t want exposed (unless you stand on a bridge in high winds, but more on that later!).

Major brownie points for those deep pockets…I may have mentioned before how much I love dresses and skirts with pockets!

This dress hugs in all the right places, nipping in at waist and skimming over the hips…it is also amazingly comfortable due to the stretch jersey fabric. The way the stripes are arranged in different directions creates a very flattering effect. The belt is extraordinarily long, which makes it easy to fasten securely, but also left me wondering what to do with it. I tried tying it at the front, at the back, in a bow…but in the end I think it looks best double knotted at the front. Major brownie points for those deep pockets…I may have mentioned before how much I love dresses and skirts with pockets! 😉

Although I bought the dress at the end of Summer I knew I’d be able to wear it all year round with some simple layering. A plain black boat neck top works well underneath, as does a thin roll neck sweater like I’m wearing here. Opaque tights and boots complete the Winter layering, with the prerequisite pop of colour thanks to the burgundy messenger bag.

All of a sudden the sky turned grey and the wind picked up…leading to an embarrassing moment on the bridge when my dress blew up…

If you scroll down to the bottom of the post you’ll see how I originally styled the dress when I first bought it. I wore it for work on a warm Autumn day teamed with gold espadrilles and a bright red bag. I’d been enjoying my lunch break with my husband in the glorious sunshine, and we decided to take some photos before going back to the office. All of a sudden the sky turned grey and the wind picked up…leading to an embarrassing moment on the bridge when my dress blew up…just as some people were walking by! We moved to the other side of the bridge, hastily snapped a couple more photos and then called it a day. A few minutes later the heavens opened and we made it back inside in the nick of time. The things us bloggers (and long-suffering photographers) do for outfit photos!

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Styling a Winser Wrap Dress For Winter and Summer

Styling a Winser Wrap Dress For Winter and Summer paul-costelloe-bag

Styling a Winser Wrap Dress For Winter and Summer

Styling a Winser Wrap Dress For Winter and SummerStyling a Winser Wrap Dress For Winter and Summer

Dress: Winser London | roll neck sweater: TKMaxx (similar) | bag: Paul Costelloe (similar) | boots: Pied a Terre (similar)

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Styling a Winser Wrap Dress For Winter and Summer

Styling a Winser Wrap Dress For Winter and Summer Mila Blu red bag

Styling a Winser Wrap Dress For Winter and Summer

Dress: Winser London | gold espadrilles: Clarks similar | red bag: Mila Blu (similar) | necklace: Daisy London (similar) | sunglasses : Emilio Pucci (similar)

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Navy and White Striped Jacket With Red Accents

You may have already noticed that I’m a huge fan of stripes, so adding a navy and white striped jacket to my wardrobe was long overdue. Navy, white and red is one of my favourite colour combinations; it’s classic and never goes out of fashion…just like Coco Chanel on my t-shirt! With the navy trousers, white top and navy and white striped jacket with red accents I could almost enlist in the Marine Nationale. I’m not sure the heels would be allowed though!

I find light layers are the way to go this time of year when the temperature can fluctuate rapidly.

The collarless open style and three-quarter length sleeves of the jacket give it a casual twist, plus it’s a lightweight fabric which makes it a great transitional piece. I find light layers are the way to go this time of year when the temperature can fluctuate rapidly. Factor in office air con and sitting in a hot car on the commute, and you can go from chilly to sweltering hot in a heartbeat!

What I like most about this colour combination is that you can play around with the proportions; I could have worn my red trousers with navy shoes and bag. Wide leg pants paired with white tennis shoes creates an effortlessly chic casual look, and would look great topped off with this jacket. If I was brave enough I could wear white jeans, but I’m too much of a muck magnet for that option! Classic navy and white stripes present so many options, it’s no wonder they’re always in style.

Are you a fan of stripes too? Let me know your favourite way to wear them in the comments or tweet me @thestylesplash

 

Navy and White Striped Jacket With Red Accents

Mila Blu red bag Biba shoes SheIn striped jacket

Navy and White Striped Jacket With Red Accents

Mila Blu red leather bag

Red and pearl Pia bracelet

Biba red suede shoes

Navy and White Striped Jacket With Red Accents

Jacket: SheIn*| trousers: Asos (similar here and I also like these cropped ones with a ruffled hem)| shoes: Biba (similar here and here) | bag: Mila Blu (splurge or save| T-shirt: Awesome World (I also like this one and this one)| sunglasses: Emilio Pucci (similar)

 

*I was gifted the jacket, my opinions are honest and unbiased.

 

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February outfit recap

It’s officially Spring, hooray! So to celebrate I’m recapping my outfits from February that featured on the blog. I didn’t post many outfits in February, mainly due to the terrible weather. Hopefully March will be a little kinder to us! I’m really not a fan of the Winter at all, as soon as Christmas is out of the way I’m impatient for Spring to arrive. Even if it’s still cold, at least it’s not dark by 4pm, which for me is the hardest part of getting through the Winter months. I’m so looking forward to wearing pretty pastel colours and my toes seeing the light of day!

Although I love hunting out a good January sale bargain, this year I didn’t actually buy that much, in fact most of my sale purchases are featured in these outfits

I also love to see all the new season clothes hit the rails in the shops and the dregs of the sales disappear. Although I love hunting out a good January sale bargain, this year I didn’t actually buy that much, in fact most of my sale purchases are featured in these outfits – the Dickins and Jones navy duffle coat and striped bird jumper, and the faux fur coat from Marks and Spencer. The red J by Jasper Conran and the black Clemens en August dresses are both several years old. I’m now at a point where I want to mainly invest in good quality basics because my wardrobes are bursting at the seams!

February outfit recap bags

February outfit recap shoes

Dickins and Jones striped bird jumper Marks and Spencer red suede shoes

Dickins and Jones navy duffle coat bird striped jumper

Dickins and Jones navy duffle coat and striped jumper

Clemens en August belted dress

Valentine’s Day outfit #1 | Clemens en August black dress

J by Jasper Conran red frill dress

Valentine’s Day outfit #2 | J by Jasper Conran red dress

Marks and Spencer black and white faux fur coat

Marks and Spencer faux fur coat

 

What are you most looking forward to for Spring? Do you have any exciting plans? Let me know in the comments or tweet me @thestylesplash!

 

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