Wear It Now, Wear It Later: Swing Dress

It's always great when you find that one item you love so much you want to wear it every. single. day. That's how I'm feeling about swing dresses lately. They're comfortable, classy, and I feel dressed appropriately no matter where the day might take me. Dresses become incredibly more regular in my weekly wardrobe lineup during the summer months when I can't handle the thought of pants or jeans. But fall doesn't mean saying goodbye and stashing away your dresses until next summer. Here's how to wear a swing dress now and later through fall and winter.


A solid color knee-length dress, like the Remi Swing Dress, is versatile enough to layer and transition from summer to fall, day to night, weekday to weekend. And available in sizes small through 3X large, this dress isn't one you want to just stash away. 


Wear It Now

One of my favorite aspects of knit dresses is the throw it on and go element. I mean, don't forget your shoes, but otherwise, you're dressed! So while the weather is still nice, pair your swing dress with a long pendant necklace to dress it up and a pair of heels or sandals and you're set.


If you're a newbie to our blog, you might not already know my love for ankle booties. But guys. I LOVE ankle booties. And you can be wearing them now with your dresses. I especially love a wedge or peep toe ankle boot for a fun date night look.


If you're looking to add a little bit more interest and contrast with your dress, throw a lightweight field vest on over it! It's a great extra layer that's not going to have you sweating while the temps are still high.


Wear It Later

As the temperature starts to drop, layering with warm accessories is going to be the key. A great scarf will do wonders for helping keep you warm. I'm partial to a printed blanket scarf because of the insane numbers of ways I can wear one (always a fan of low cost-per-wear items!) -- I can tie one around my neck for running errands, simply wrap it around my shoulders for date night, or sit on it during the tractor hay bail ride at the pumpkin patch.


We've all heard the greatest amount of body heat escapes from the top of your head, so throw on a hat! If you're not feeling the beanie look and want to keep things dressier, a wool fedora is my cold weather go-to.


Just because a swing dress isn't fitted, doesn't mean you can't add extra warm layers to it. Keeping your layers long (like with a long knit kimono) is the perfect way to add warmth and style without feeling bulky. 


The Remi Swing Dress is so simple and classic, it's essentially a blank canvas just waiting for you to accessorize it with your personal style. Now and later.