Wear Your Spring Dresses Now | NYFW F|WW

Let’s be real, 99% of us are ready to start packing away our winter wardrobe and dive into new spring items! So I’m sharing some tips on how to start wearing spring dresses now! 

How to Wear Your Spring Dresses Now | Pairing a Maxi Dress with Sneakers | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Shop My Wear Now Spring Dress Look 

c/o jacket | dress | c/o handbag | tights | socks | sneakers | c/o earrings | cable cuff | cable ring | similar sunglasses 

Stuck in a style rut? Over wearing the same winter clothing items? Yep, me too. These last few weeks of winter are always the hardest. We’re all just sitting, waiting, wishing for spring to fully arrive. So we can feel the sun on our skin {how good does that sound?} and start wearing new items. Well, attending NYFW earlier this month made me step out of my typical winter wardrobe and into some creative new looks. Sadly, this is my last look from fashion week BUT it’s also the most fun {in my opinion}. This looked pushed me a little outside of my style comfort zone which resulted in a fun look that is slightly spring but also SO wearable right now! I mean, it was like 30-40 degrees when I wore this to the Sherrie Hill show. 

So let’s breakdown this look and talk about how you can wear spring dresses now! 

How to Wear Your Spring Dresses Now | Navy Floral Maxi Dress | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

How to Wear Your Spring Dresses Now | Sherpa Lined Denim Jacket | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

How to Wear Your Spring Dresses Now | Navy Floral Maxi Dress | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

How to Wear Your Spring Dresses Now | Pairing a Maxi Dress with Sneakers | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

How to Wear Your Spring Dresses Now | Navy Floral Maxi Dress | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

How to Wear Your Spring Dresses Now | Pairing a Maxi Dress with Sneakers | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

c/o jacket | dress | c/o handbag | tights | socks | sneakers | c/o earrings | cable cuff | cable ring | similar sunglasses 

Wear Now: Add Colored Tights 

Most of us typically gravitate towards black, nude, or gray tights, right? While those colors are great for winter, they aren’t going to pull you into the spring season. So reach for an unexpected color! Think blue, emerald green, raspberry, burnt orange. Opt for a color that is included in your dress. The tights will make that color pop even more and liven up your look! 

Wear Now: Layer with Feminine Socks 

These little socks for a last minute addition and I am SO glad I came across them. They provide a playful, feminine feel. They also provide a little extra warmth. Which, of course, is perfect for those cooler days! Similar to the tights, grab a pair in a color that is in the pattern of your spring dress. You could absolutely choose the same color as your tights if you want a more streamlined look. Or if you want to have a little extra fun, opt for a pair in a color that compliments the tights and matches your dress. 

Wear Now: Pair with Closed Toe Shoes 

This is probably a duh but closed toe shoes are going to keep you warmer. While also keeping your look appropriate for the current season. When we think of shoes to pair with dresses, we typically reach for booties, flats, wedges, heels, or pumps but why not reach for sneakers! They’re comfier and probably a little warmer than most of those options. 

Wear Now: Add a Fun Jacket 

For colder days, a jacket is required. Have fun a layer on something a little different than your typical denim jacket or go to winter coat. Maybe a suede moto jacket, a sherpa lined denim jacket, or a light hued trench coat. All of these are a little different and maybe somewhat unexpected for you! Fashion is all about having fun and showing off your personal style, right? Test your fashion comfort zone and see if something new can reflect your personal style more than you ever imagined! {like this sherpa lined denim jacket does for me}. 

photos by: prêt-à-provost 

33 Comments

  1. Natali
    March 1, 2018 / 7:04 am

    Oh yes, layered outfits , esp. dresses over pants or jeans are some of my fave combos to wear in the winter! 🙂

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  2. March 1, 2018 / 10:28 am

    This is so cute! Love your creative layering!

    xx
    Sam

  3. March 1, 2018 / 10:44 am

    Cute outfit! I love your cozy jacket and pretty dress!!

    XOXO
    Cathy

  4. March 1, 2018 / 11:53 am

    Love your dress, the floral print is perfect! You layered it in the most adorable way! Xo, Nelli

  5. March 1, 2018 / 12:03 pm

    This is such a great way to wear those spring dresses now! I’m a huge fan of jean jackets!

    xo, Sara

  6. Emily Wilkinson
    March 1, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    So cute! Loving this transitional outfit!

  7. March 1, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    I think my favorite part of the outfit are those sweet little socks! Not something I could pull off but ADORE them on you!

    -Morgan
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  8. elle
    March 1, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    Love this outfit lady! i can’t get enough of jean jackets. hope they stay with us forever.

    • March 2, 2018 / 6:37 am

      Thanks so much Elle! Right there with you – they need to. I don’t know what I would do without them ha.

      xo Laura Leigh

  9. March 2, 2018 / 11:16 am

    I am loving the sneakers with the dress! So cute girl!

  10. maggie
    March 2, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    Love how you paried it with leggings! Cute!

  11. March 3, 2018 / 10:16 pm

    So many good tips here Laura! Love that pretty floral dress!

  12. March 6, 2018 / 8:47 am

    Wait this look is so cute!! I would have never thought to style my dress over leggings like this but you make it look so easy! I absolutely love the uniqueness:)

    xoxo, Hannah

    • March 6, 2018 / 9:10 am

      Aw yay! Thank you so much gal! Glad you’re a fan of the look. It was a fun one to rock!

      xo Laura Leigh

  13. March 8, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    I love how you layered items so that you can go ahead and get spring started! so cute!

  14. March 20, 2018 / 2:36 pm

    This outfit is too cute!! I love the ruffle socks addition, such a unique touch! And the sherpa lined Denim jacket is a brilliant idea for transitioning to Spring. I Absolutely love all your ideas!
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    • March 21, 2018 / 12:57 pm

      Thank you so much Jessica! Those two pieces are my favorite. Added fun touches to this look.

      xo Laura Leigh

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