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How to style a summer dress when transitioning into autumn

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Thanks to my sister Holly for taking these fab pictures!

The weather in the UK can be very hit and miss, one day it is the hottest day of the year and the next it is raining so hard that it is causing floods. You literally don’t know what you are going to get. When autumn and winter are on the approach, it does start to get a little colder (which I am extremely happy about because they are my kinda months, I love being cold and being able to layer up). However, in the summer I do buy a lot of summer dresses. That being said, this year I have decided that I am going to be layering up my dresses and wearing them through autumn.

Blooming Jelly kindly gifted me with this gorgeous V neck button wrap dress *that I am completely obsessed with. These style of dresses have been really popular this year, it is all I have seen on my Instagram feed.

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First of all, I am so beyond obsessed with this dress. It fits really nicely and is the perfect size M dress. I love the white and light blue stripes, it adds a summery vibe. But also, the brown buttons! this makes it so easy to pair this dress up with brown boots! this dress is $25.99 and amazing quality.

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This dress does have straps, which is perfect for when the sun is out. When it is cold, you might need to layer up and wear a long sleeved t-shirt underneath. Wearing a dress with a t-shirt underneath is very in and has been for a while. It is such a good way to wear a summer dress while layering up and being a bit more warmer and cosy. Depending on the colours that are on your dress, you can get really snazzy and mix up the colours of the tops.

Other alternatives:

I also love the idea of wearing a white turtle neck or even a white jumper. You could wear a white turtle neck with a really nice dangly necklace!

You could definitely wear this with a cute little jacket, like a black denim one or a black jean jacket or even a big chunky black cardigan. I would definitely wear a jacket with this, as it is really going to transform the look from a summer vibe to an autumn one.

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These are my new boots and basically what i am going to be wearing EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. throughout autumn. They are perfect for autumn, perfect for those autumnal walks and perfect for pumpkin picking. I would wear this dress with biker boots with chunky white socks on underneath! I literally felt like I could tackle any weather with this shoe situation. The socks are perfect because they keep your feet nice and warm and the white showing from the sock looks super cute. This is a vibe that I am feeling at the moment.

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Other alternatives:



Both of these are also brill possibilities. If you are looking to style a summer dress for the winter, this is whole other story. Depending on how cold it is, you could for sure style this dress with a hat and scarf. I love chunky hat and scarfs, so why not? I would probably wear a matching set of a hat and scarf, maybe a lovely burgundy colour to throw some colour into the mix- or even a nice brown colour!

Biker shorts.. now this might sound super silly but it will make all the difference. This is also the best kept secret to wearing a summer dress in the colder months. Although biker shorts are only on your thighs, you will not believe how warm they will keep you. They are the perfect way to layer up so your legs don’t get cold through the dress. Depending on the colour of your dress, you would need to fit the best colour that works best for you.

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Are you also going to be wearing your summer dresses in autumn?

sophia xo


  1. September 18, 2019 / 9:34 pm

    Cute dress! And I love those boots!!

    • Sophiaaaxo
      September 26, 2019 / 7:42 pm

      Thank you. They are from Primark, I am obsessed!

  2. September 24, 2019 / 6:44 pm

    I have boots just like those and I lovvve them!

    • Sophiaaaxo
      September 26, 2019 / 7:44 pm

      OMG YES!! aren’t these kinds of boots the best?

  3. September 26, 2019 / 8:29 pm

    It’s getting far too cold far too quickly isn’t it!
    I LOVE your style, and you look incredible.
    I’m in the dumps with my fashion side of blogging, you’ve really given me so much inspiration <3

    Great feed & photos !!!

    – Alice – x

    • Sophiaaaxo
      October 28, 2019 / 6:57 pm

      It is!! thank you so much! that is such a lovely comment. Ah I feel like we always get like that sometimes! I am so glad that I could help.

      Sophia x

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