How to Winterize Your Summer Wardrobe

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I used to be a person who believed that dresses are for heatwaves, and layering is about cakes. Everything changed when I started a journey towards minimalism and slow fashion.

I began this year by incorporating more summer clothes into my winter wardrobe. Surprisingly, I’ve been able to build many different looks! I styled cropped jeans, black slip dress, wide-leg pants and my latest addition — a silk top from The Love Of...

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The Love Of… is a socially and environmentally kind brand from Australia. I love how transparent they are about their supply chain! This gorgeous silk top is designed by women and ethically produced by local artisans.

Silk is one of my favourite fabrics because it’s biodegradable, hypoallergenic, and regulates body temperature. Also I love the way it falls over my curves. So I thought, what could be more versatile than an ivory top I can wear throughout the year?

I paired the silk top with other garments I usually wear in summer and came up with these three looks!


Aglaia Silk Wide Neck Top from The Love Of… - gifted; thrifted jeans from Banana Vintage Cáceres; borrowed Ralph Lauren coat and old fast fashion ankle boots

Aglaia Silk Wide Neck Top from The Love Of… - gifted; thrifted jeans from Banana Vintage Cáceres; borrowed Ralph Lauren coat and old fast fashion ankle boots

Here’s the first outfit you previously saw in this post. Very simple yet feminine, very me! Usually I’m not the one wearing jewellery but I feel it gives a nice sentimental touch to this look.

Keep in mind I currently live in Spain where winters are very mild compare to where I am from. If I were in Moscow, I would layer a lightweight down & feather jacket under the coat, add a chunky scarf, a beanie, and switch knee-high socks to warm tights. But that would be a completely different outfit! I’m happy that living in this climate allows me to show off jumpers and shirts I wear.


Aglaia Silk Wide Neck Top from The Love Of… - gifted; secondhand slip dress; coat from Roberto Torretta; thrifted beret from Magpie Vintage Madrid and old fast fashion ankle boots

Aglaia Silk Wide Neck Top from The Love Of… - gifted; secondhand slip dress; coat from Roberto Torretta; thrifted beret from Magpie Vintage Madrid and old fast fashion ankle boots

Second look is for a Sunday brunch! Typically, I wear this slip dress when the sun melts the ground. Yes, black is not a summer color, but I lurk in the shadows from May to September. The dress is made of cotton, has a thin elastic to compliment my waist and these silk flawless sleeves! Just look at them!

The coat is surprisingly warm, I used to wear it with my uniform back in the days of flying. I picked this dust pink beret because I think it’s more fun than the other one I have in black.


Aglaia Silk Wide Neck Top from The Love Of… - gifted; secondhand wide-leg pants from Banana Vintage Cáceres; coat from Roberto Torretta; marine hat made in Europe and old fast fashion ankle boots

Aglaia Silk Wide Neck Top from The Love Of… - gifted; secondhand wide-leg pants from Banana Vintage Cáceres; coat from Roberto Torretta; marine hat made in Europe and old fast fashion ankle boots

The moment your favourite top, pants and hat meet each other is a marvellous moment. Like a premier of a new season on Netflix or seeing ten fluffy puppies playing together.

I love the combination of flowing silk and heavy cotton. It balances the silhouette and makes me feel just right. These pants are one of my lucky finds! I’ve changed the buttons from dark blue to fancy golden ones and been rocking them all summer long.


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So that’s how I’m going to winterize my summer clothes and Aglaia silk top!

I’m still learning but a few things I know for sure: luxury and beauty don’t have to be sacrificed for a higher purpose; almost all our clothing is seasonless; and we should work towards making our wardrobes timeless.

I’m looking forward to discover more ways to wear my clothes and hear what you think about the looks I built!

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