For the past two years, I’ve started each year with a fashion themed challenge. Usually, this involves me changing my habits to reduce what I spend on clothes in a bid to live more frugally. However, in the second part of this year I’ve had to be thrifty so I’ve bought more clothes from charity shops, jumped on Instagram sales, rediscovered eBay and of course, swapped clothes! Because I’m already a thrifty miss, I’ll be starting 2016 with a pledge: a pledge to wear more of what I already own, in many different ways. In this post, I’m transitioning a Lindy Bop summer dress and to create a winter outfit.
How to Wear a Lindy Bop Summer Dress in Winter
When I was packing away my summer clothes, this monochrome check dress made me think twice about putting away every cotton dress for the winter. It seemed like a waste for it to gather dust, simply because it was made of cotton. So I put it back on my dress rail with good intentions for autumn and then promptly forget all about it. Until today.
I’ve been casually browsing the sales, not with the intention of buying new clothes but with a sense of curiosity: I like to see what’s in the sale, add it to my virtual wish list and then deliberate over it, usually until it’s out of stock. High on my virtual list is a black check skirt, but I’m not about to drop almost £30 when I have something very similar. Oh yes, that cotton summer dress.
See the how the amazing Nora Finds wears vintage summer dresses in winter, here.