Swing dresses seem to be everywhere this winter season. Why? Well, let’s be honest – the number one reason they are so popular is because they are so comfortable. I also think they are easy to wear, easy to style in different manners and are feminine looking. At least those are a number of the reasons I like the swing dress trend.
This green swing dress from Old Navy has been one of my most worn items this winter. I’ve worn it in at least a dozen different ways – each look a little different but all of them easy to pull off and comfortable for these cold Chicago winter months.
6 Ways to Wear a Swing Dress:
Option #1: Leather vest and classic riding boots.
Vest from Kohls several seasons ago. Riding Boots from Amazon, also several seasons ago. This is an easy look to wear to work – at least for me. I’ve also worn it on the weekends when hanging out with the family or seeing friends for coffee.
Option #2: Denim jacket and heeled booties
This jacket, another favorite of the season, The scarf my brother brought me back from Italy almost 5 years ago, and the booties are from ShopBop. I scored them on super sale earlier this winter and have worn them weekly since the day they arrived.
This is the epitome of weekend wear. It’s easy to curl up on a Sunday to watch some football or read a good book. The poncho/cape came from Kohls last year. I’ve worn it both on the red plaid side with this dress and the black/white houndstooth side.
Option #4: Duster sweater or vest
This season I have enjoyed pairing longer hemlines with shorter ones when it comes to winter layers. Using a duster sweater or vest with this knee-length dress adds a bit of intrigue. It can also help add a little extra length if you find a certain dress to be a little too short for your personal preferences. The vest is from Misook. The booties from ShopBop. The purse from what is now Armadio. The necklace was a street fair purchase.
I’m honestly not one to wear sportswear outside the gym. But every now and again it is fun to play around with some sportswear items to try and dress them up a bit. Here I’m wearing my gold metallic gym shoes from Amazon with a jacket from Fabletics and jewelry from the BaubleBar Target collection.
Option #6: Oversized sweater
The winter months just beg for these kind of oversized layers. Full disclosure… I’m not sure if this sweater is meant to be worn this way or flipped so what is now the bottom is actually the top. I’ve worn it both ways depending on the outfit, although this way is my favorite. I hate it when you get clothes that don’t have tags and aren’t sure the direction they are supposed to go in. The sweater is from Amazon. The awesome leopard booties are from Pic & Pay. Earrings from the BaubleBar Target collection.
If you have other suggestions for how I should wear this green swing dress, I’m all ears! It’s been a really fun and easy item to experiment with and to have fun styling in a number of different ways.