Before you put away your spring and summer dresses, consider this clever layering trend that fashion girls are obsessed with. It’s literally made for the cold/hot days we’re currently experiencing right now in Canberra. Plus, you can try the trend with your existing wardrobe – no spending required!

We’ve found 5 ways to bring your summer dresses out of storage and into autumn. Examples below to copy at your leisure.

 

BUTTON UP YOUR SHIRT

Balance a floaty dress with a long-sleeve, buttoned-up shirt for an instant update. Add a preppy vibe by buttoning right up to the collar.

PAIR IT WITH STRIPES

A striped shirt, turtleneck or long-sleeve top work beautifully when adding layers to a simple dress. Keep the dress choice to one colour and you’re good to go.

MONOCHROME ALWAYS WINS

For neat weekend wear, you can’t beat a monochrome ensemble. Add style points by varying your textures: leather, silk or denim in dark tones are all good.

STATEMENT SLEEVES

For true, fashion-girl style, you can’t go wrong with a statement-making sleeve. Layer a structured top under any dress for a real cool-girl vibe.

GO CHIC IN COUTURE

Think this trend is reserved for floaty daywear? Think again. Pull out your most glam dress and get to work layering – wear it with confidence and nothing is off limits!

Images via Refinery29 + Style Caster + Style Du Monde + The Zoe Report + Who What Wear AU