Stay Cozy in the Cold: 6 Ways to Layer Dresses

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Chunky sweaters and leggings seem to be our lifelines once the freezing temps roll around, but lately we’ve found our go-to winter uniform feeling a tad bit stale. That’s when we unpack our summer dresses — yep, you heard us right — and get to work layering, layering and layering some more.

That amazing maxi dress you rocked all summer long doesn’t have to be retired during winter. Simply layer it on top of a turtleneck or under a wool sweater, and you’ve got a uniquely stylish cold weather ensemble you didn’t even know you had.

If you’re in need of fresh winter outfit inspiration, forget rushing to Nordstrom and instead shop your own summer closet staples for a layered look you’ll love.

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(Photo: Cred: Instagram / @peaceloveshea)

Velvet slip dress over a turtleneck
Since velvet is the trend of the season, put the luxe style to good use by layering a velvet slip dress over a turtleneck for extra warmth. 

Sincerely Jules
(Photo: Sincerely Jules)

Sweater on top
If your chunky sweaters start to feel boring and overused, layer them over a maxi dress for a brand new, breezy look.

Lisa RVD
(Photo: Lisa RVD)

Over Jeans
Jeans are a given during the wintertime; mix things up by layering a delicate dress over your favorite pair of denim for a laid-back yet feminine style.

(Photo: Memorandum / Alexander Scott Harris )

Dresses on dresses
Why wear one dress when you can wear two? Layer a shirt dress underneath a sweater dress for a cool-weather ensemble.

Emma Morrison
(Photo: Emma Morrison)

Layers with a fur coat and converse
Pair luxurious faux fur with a flowy, floral dress and casual kicks for a perfect mix of glamour and casual-cool style.

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(Photo: Happily Grey)

Over a lace blouse with ankle booties
Pair a loose, lacy blouse with with a shift dress and ankle booties to get maximum wear out of your favorite summer dresses. 


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Hayley Simmons |

Hayley Simmons is a twenty-something writer, wife and new mama to her baby girl, Scout. A native Texan turned Nashvillian, she spends her time experimenting with healthy recipes -- then forcing her husband to eat them, finding new ways to not hate the gym and shopping for (an absurd amount of) baby clothes.