There are a lot of amazing things about living in NYC, but trekking around in freezing cold temperatures is not one of them. I've always looked forward to summer, but since living in NYC, I look forward to it even more. Yes, sometimes the sweltering temperatures can be equally as unbearable as the cold, but in general, the city is just so much more magical during the warm weather months. More hours of sunlight, drinking on rooftops, and the ability to simply throw on a cute sundress and be on your way. I know most New Yorkers can't wait to bust out their leather jackets once fall rolls around, but on the contrary, I always feel sad packing away my summer clothes. So I've partnered with Malibu Rum to show you that it is possible to rock tropical prints all year long and a summer state of mind is just a sip away.
-add a turtleneck
Throwing a cardigan on is the most obvious solution to wearing a summer dress in the winter, but instead I decided to layer a turtle neck under this dress. I think this combination is a bit more unexpected. You could also try throwing a chunky sweater over top so only the skirt of the dress is showing for a more subtle tropical look.
Adding tights is a must for pulling off a summer dress in winter. Otherwise, you will totally look like THAT girl who got a little too exited when she saw the weather report said it would be 50 degrees that day.
-wear seasonally appropriate shoes
Make sure your shoes are seasonably appropriate. I opted for black, suede Mary Jane's. Even with tights or a sweater, pairing this dress with sneakers or sandals would look like I was a little too overzealous for summer.
-ground the tropical print with black
-There are hints of black in the print of this dress, so I made sure to ground the tropical print with black items to keep the look seasonably appropriate.
-add some winter touches
As a final winter touch, I added a red beret to my hair. No matter how you style your summer item, just make sure it’s the only one in the look.
Now how many more days until summer?