This time of year, as the summer transitions quickly to fall, it can become hard to know exactly how to dress. My solution? Dress in between. In particular, I always take times of seasonal transition (especially that between winter and spring and summer and fall) as an opportunity to wear vintage polyester dresses. While these dresses are SO CUTE (you know I love a good mod silhouette or print) they can be heat-stroke-inducing on a warm day. However, on cool in-between days like today, when it is still sunny with a cool breeze, it’s the perfect opportunity to bust out those synthetics!
For your fashion inspiration, here are some other ways I have styled synthetic dresses in the past, both on the lovely Jeanne:
If you’re worried about being warm enough, pack a light leather vest or wear a wool or leather hat, like the one I am wearing today. Hats are a great way to hold in heat and beanies aren’t the only hats for the job. When I showed my girlfriend the hat I am wearing today, she said I looked like the wife of a 1980’s Texan Oil Tycoon– I’ll take that compliment any day! On the flip side, if you’re worried about being cool enough, try wearing a sandal like I have today. This sky high platform gives me height without packing the heat.
The print of my long, 60’s dress needs little accesory-wise. My earrings have a global influence, as they were bought on the streets of India. I also chose a large straw bag (that I will soon be retiring until Spring). My favorite accessory, however, is my necklace that features a brass perfume bottle. I am obsessed with the statement panther ring I am wearing from the Wink Boutique… I found an even BETTER version available for purchase here AND it’s on sale!
Dress: Vintage circa 1960’s
Vest: Diesel (Similar available here.)
Hat: Vintage circa 1980’s
Necklace: Vintage circa 1970’s
Earrings: Vintage circa 1990’s
Ring: Wink Boutique (Similar available here.)
Purse: Vintage circa 1970’s
Shoe: Stuart Weitzman
Photography: Ashleigh Cuty
Styling: Karen Weaver www.Ginger-Snap.com