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
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).
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.
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?