5 Easy Styling Tricks Changing Summer Dresses into Fall

One of the saddest things about transitioning from summer to fall is the loss of the flirty, lightweight dresses that we basically lived in during the warmest months of the year. Lately,  pausing to remember the days of bare legs and unsleeved arms, only to move on to sweaters and leather jackets. And yet, all hope is not lost! There is a way to rock your favorite spring and summer dresses in the cooler months. Below, find 5 chic tricks to turn your favorite warm-weather dresses into stylish cool-weather staples!

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Trick 1. Layer them under a sweater.

The quickest way to turn your summer dresses into Fall essentials: throw a sweater on top. There are several ways to go about this: like above, you can put on a slightly larger sweater so that only a small section of the dress peeks out at the bottom. You can opt for a cropped sweater that hits at your waist, which is a good option for fuller skirts. Or you can go classic and wear a summery dress underneath a cardigan.

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Trick 2. Layer them over sweater.

The opposite approach is also a viable one: wear your sleeveless dress on top of your sweater. This is particularly successful with fitted thin turtlenecks—you want to stick with sweaters that aren’t too bulky, because otherwise the smaller dress will look bulgy and wrinkly.

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Trick 3. Throw on a big scarf and tall boots.

Using your accessories to add warmth and a touch of chic fall style is great on days that are brisk but not freezing. If you have any summer dresses in lightweight fabrics that have sleeves—like this cute chambray design—they’re perfect for the scarf-and-boot combo. A brave girl will try this with thigh-high boots; but your standard knee-high riding boots will suffice.

5-easy-styling-tricks-changing-summer-dresses-into-fall-07Trick 4. Tights, tights, tights!

Another idea for days that aren’t cripplingly chilly: break out your tights and boots of choice. As far as we’re concerned, tights (and boots, for that matter) instantly turn any dress into a fall-appropriate wardrobe choice.

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Trick 5. Keep your jacket draped at all times.

If you’re having a busy day that requires you to run around town, it doesn’t matter how cool it is, you can warm up quickly and stay that way. A jacket might be a fall wardrobe essential, but the idea of wearing one when you’re overheated isn’t that savory. The middle ground? Drape it across your shoulders to say, “Yes, I know it’s fall,” despite the fact that you don’t need the arm coverage just yet.

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Gloves Making-Creact the finest gloves by hands

STEP 1

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it starts in the tannery

Before the finished leather reaches us in Småland, it is transformed by expert tanners from raw hide to soft and supple full-grain leather. We use drum dyed leather as it retains the natural appearance and characteristics of the leather.

 

 

STEP 2

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checking the leather

With only a glance our skilled glove cutters can determine how many gloves can be made from a single piece of leather. As a preparation, the skins are moistened and powdered to make it easier to work with. Thereafter, the glove cutter carefully examines the skins in order to determine and plan which parts of the leather to use for each section of the glove.

 

 

STEP 3

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before cutting

The glove cutter must use the leather as efficiently as possible and minimize the amount of waste while considering the individual properties of each skin. Because all leather has a natural stretch, the glove cutter must also stretch the leather before cutting and determine how much stretch should be left in the glove, where, and in what direction in order to guarantee a perfect- fitting glove.

 

 

STEP 4

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cutting the leather

The glove cutter’s tools are simple, yet proven. They use shears, a blunt knife called a piquette, and a ruler calibrated in French inches. With the help of stencils, the glove material is marked with lines. Even the glove’s forchettes – the sections on the side of the fingers – are stretched and cut.

 

 

STEP 5

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the skill of the cutter

The cutter’s knowledge and feel for the grain and texture of the leather determine the fit of the glove. The craft can only be learned through painstaking practice under the watchful eye of a master cutter.

 

 

 

STEP 6

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finished by hand

Once the leather has been cut, the pieces that make up a glove are sewn together by either hand or machine, and the lining inserted. The gloves are then dressed on iron plates before ironed and polished to give them their final shape and finish.