Hot and Cold: T-shirt Dress

One day in June, I wore the dress three different ways—mainly because the weather in Seattle can change ten times before noon. I thought that if I can make it through one day in the same outfit in the Pacific Northwest, I can make it through three (or four) seasons.

Spring: It rains all the time in Seattle, and spring is no exception. I wore this dress with ballet flats and tights. I layered a tank under the dress and wore a shrug over it.


Dress: Wish, Seattle
Tank: Wet Seal
Shrug: Thrifted
Shoes: Payless
Umbrella: Gifted
Cuff: Greenbelts
Necklace: Thrifted

Summer: When the temperatures rise, a loose, lightweight dress is a godsend. I traded the tights and flats for sandals, and ditched the shrug. It was a beautiful day, but not humid. For a truly scorching day, I’d probably lose the cuff too (and add sunglasses).


Shoes: Flexx
Purse: Shiraleah

Fall: For fall (and in Seattle, winter too), I would add the shrug and tights back into the mix, throw on a scarf, and wear boots. In Canada, where I’m from, this wouldn’t fly in winter unless I added a parka, hat, and mittens. But it would be a great fall outfit.


Scarf: Gifted
: Wanted
Purse: Shiraleah
Cuff: Greenbelts
Necklace: Thrifted

Buying clothes is fun, but it can quickly add up. Getting lots of mileage out of your pieces will help stretch your wardrobe budget. I hope these ideas get you thinking. What items do you have that you can wear throughout the year?


Filed under Fashion, Hot and Cold

3 responses to “Hot and Cold: T-shirt Dress

  1. Anita

    Very chic!

    Kiss me. Hug me. Love me.

  2. I love that dress! It is so chic – looks good flowing and draping and would probably look great belted as well. And, as you have proven – for summer and winter!

  3. Thanks for writing! I will wear it belted. I like pieces that are simple and versatile.

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