Fashion
by Aspect County

Now that the sun is beginning to shine a little brighter you may be thinking about slipping on your favourite little summer dress — and who can blame you? Summer dresses are bright, colourful and have the prettiest prints. Trouble is, spring weather here in the UK has always been a bit tricky. Rain clouds still frequently drift across our skies, bringing with them chilly winds that make you regret busting out your summer dress early.

Now that the sun is beginning to shine a little brighter you may be thinking about slipping on your favourite little summer dress — and who can blame you? Summer dresses are bright, colourful and have the prettiest prints. Trouble is, spring weather here in the UK has always been a bit tricky. Rain clouds still frequently drift across our skies, bringing with them chilly winds that make you regret busting out your summer dress early.

But fear not. There is a solution to all your spring fashion woes — layers. More specifically, how to layer your summer dresses. This is the one that stumps most women as the vast majority of summer dresses look a bit odd when layered with tights. Thankfully, there are other ways that you can layer your summer dresses. Of course, all dresses are a little bit different but here are a few layering suggestions that may work for your little summer dress.


Boots and socks
Keep those legs warm by slipping on some cute socks and spring boots. If your dress is mid-length or longer, ankle boots and socks will likely look best. If you’re wearing a mini or tea dress, you can experiment with a higher boot, such a knee-high boots. Complete your look with a matching belt or handbag. 

T‑shirt/long sleeve
Both of these look particularly good layered under spaghetti strap dresses. Just make sure your t‑shirt or long-sleeved shirt isn’t baggy, as too much material can quickly fill you out and make you look frumpy. Instead, find a form-fitting or well-fitted shirt. White t‑shirts always look clean and casual, especially when paired with pretty floral prints. 

Blazer
Give your summer dress a formal spin by styling it with a blazer. Only two types of blazers work with this particular look — thin, straight cut blazers and blazers that cinch you in at the waist — and both are very different.
A slim fit blazer is the more casual of the two and looks great shrugged over a maxi-dress in a pretty floral print. Style this look with a pair of trainers, pumps or wedges. Meanwhile, tailored blazers are chicer. They’ll hug you at the waste and let the skirt of your dress shine. This layered look works with any length dress. 

Knitwear
Knitwear isn’t just for autumn/winter. Transform your cute summer dress into a cute summer skirt with a loose/baggy knit jumper. Try this little fashion hack with any length dress. Go chic and stylish with a mini-dress or relaxed and boho with a midi or maxi dress. We love jumpers in pale neutral colours, such as creams, whites and light greys. These light and airy colours bring a fresh/spring vibe to any look, no matter the weather. 

Written by Aspect County Fashion Editor 
Samantha Allaker