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Convertible Clothing: Dressing for Winter

Dressing for Winter - Striped Skirt & Red Sweater

A while back, I talked about Convertible Clothing - items you can wear in more than one way. I am a huge fan of finding multiple ways to wear items to get more use out of them. I found myself doing it a lot during the spring/summer but realized I was not taking full advantage of my wardrobe this winter. Besides wearing shorts in winter, I have not really pulled out any summer dresses and found a way to wear them. Seriously...I have tons of dresses in my closet just waiting until the warmer months - why? Just throw on a sweater and some tights and ta-da...winter outfit! Over the weekend, I re-discovered my old Hollister summer dress and had a brand new outfit that I am sure I will wear into spring! Sweet!

Another convertible item that I just discovered this weekend was the Ebb and Flow crop from Lululemon. I call them "convertible" because I can wear them during the day with boots and flats and then switch it up by throwing on a workout tank, socks and sneakers and am instantly gym ready!

Lululemon Ebb & Flow Crops

I have read about these but never actually tried them. I went into my local store to snag up another pair of Inspire crops and found these hanging nearby. I have wanted a pair of navy/dark blue leggings so I figured I would try them on and see. OMG, they are so comfortable. They are a bit see through in the rear area but I really should not be exposing my butt anyway so hopefully no one will notice! Long shirts & sweaters only...unless I'm in Vegas. Kidding! That's a whole other story involving a shirt mishap (read here for your enjoyment and my embarrassment! :)

What are some of your favorite convertible items? 


  1. I love changing dresses into tops and skirts! Your outfits above are too cute! And those pants sound great! I am a big fan of workout pants that can pass for leggings!

  2. seriously loving the idea of that dress under those layers!! clever lady!! and yes, lululemon pants are the BEST - i can easily live in them i could get away with it!


  3. great outfits, I love the mix of stripes and red:)
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

  4. I need to start doing this with my summer dresses too! It has been so cold here lately though that I've mostly been wearing pants.

    The Tiny Heart
    JCrew giveaway!

  5. this is a fantastic post!! adorable outfit and very practicle advice:-)

    XO, Gina

  6. I am really loving convertible clothing, I usually re-style my short spring and summer floral dresses by wearing them with black tights, knee high boots and a cardigan!

    Charm Colorfully

  7. I love lu lu. I'm an addict. Love those tights.
    Xo Inna
    Baking in Couture

  8. I'm picking up my first pair of LuLu's in a few weeks when I'm in NYC! Can't wait! I've been holding off on the trend now for way too long!

    xx Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

  9. Absolutely love this! How clever. I am definitely not a fan of switching out my summer-winter clothes as I like to wear all of my stuff year round! My best friend is so amazing at envisioning stuff like this, but it takes a little more practice for me. Great post.

    xx Elizabeth
    Champaign Taste

  10. i really love dresses and skirts with stripes. they are so adorable.

  11. So fun! I love the combo of red + stripes, such a pretty winter look! Great post ;)
    CoverGirl + Converse

  12. I love that dress - too cute! And I definitely cover my bum in leggings too - no one wants to see my tush anyway, lol.
    Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.


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