November 5, 2012 - Easy Outfits, Style

Chambray Dress + Cozy Knits

I always love “falling back” – the extra hour of sleep, cozy evenings at home when it gets dark early and the promise of some cooler weather in Texas.

Yesterday was one of those fall Texas days where it’s cool in the morning but warms up nicely by afternoon. I wasn’t quite sure what to wear for church. But layers seem to always work this time of year.

I’ve been dying to style my chambray shirt dress for fall. First, I tried tights under it and a cardigan over it. Close but not quite right. Then I pulled out my new button boot socks and riding boots and threw on this scarf. But it still needed something. The cozy knit sweater vest was the perfect final layer. Just light enough, yet warm enough.

[Chambray Shirt Dress:  Target/Leopard Print Scarf:  Target/Cable Knit Sweater Vest:  Forever 21/Leaf Earrings:  Target/Gold Watch:  New York & Co./Button Boot Socks:  Target/Suede Riding Boots:  Loft] 

It’s Your Turn:  How are you styling your summer dresses for cooler weather?  Tell me in the comments!

Linking up with:  Visible Monday, Monday Mingle, Monday Meetup, YOLO Mondays, Real Girl Style, Loving Lately

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  • Great look! The vest is a great addition to your look. Your boots are great too 🙂

  • Love the scarf combination and the peek a boo socks..#monday mingle

  • I love this soft, pretty look – the chambray dress will be a classic! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday and have a wonderful week.

  • Alison!
    Can you get any more gorgeous?
    Great layering for fall….perfect from head to toe!

  • Cute dress! I wanted to let you know I gave you the Liebster award on my blog! Check it out!

  • What a pretty outfit! Visiting you from monday mingle. 🙂


  • i love this look! that dress is so cute with the boots and socks 🙂

    C’s Evolution of Style

  • What a fabulous outfit!! It all came together so nicely. I have just decided, with today’s outfit, actually, to wear a vest from summer with some of my LS shirts for fall, so I had to click on your post and see your outfit. 🙂

  • love the denim dress you have here with the riding boots, totally fall chic!

  • I love how you styled this for autumn. Love it!!!

  • love a piece that can be worn into different seasons…can totally envision it in early spring with fun sandals and colorful accents….but I ADORE the way you have styled it for fall…with all the warm cozy neutrals. LOVE!
    Have a great week girl!

  • CC

    So cute! I love how the vest breaks up all the chambray. Adorable. 😉
    I almost never buy winter dresses because they aren’t as versatile. Pretty much all my dresses are summer dresses, but I wear them all year under sweaters or blazers, over blouses, tees or turtlenecks with boots and tights and scarves. 😉 I love a pretty dress!

  • Loving the boots and socks! Great outfit!

  • I admire you ability to pull all these pieces together in such a clean, casual way. So cute, nothing out of place. And isn’t cooler weather a relief ? Thanks for showing us how to do it!

  • Such a classic and pretty look. Nice job on the layering.

    Visiting from Monday Mingle.

  • great look with the chambray – cute button socks! I just styled up my chambray shirtdress too!

  • I can really see this dress being worn so many ways! Could be so cute with some tights. Thanks for linking up for Real Girl Style!

  • I found you through RGS. I live in the Dallas area as well…can’t believe how warm this November has been! Love the knee socks/boots combo, especially with the shirt dress. I have one that I wore all summer but haven’t thought about wearing this fall. I’m going to have to pull it out again!

  • I’m in the Dallas area as well…can’t believe how warm it’s been this November! Found you through RGS…I have a chambray shirt dress that I wore all summer, but haven’t thought to pull out this fall. I love your boots/knee socks combo.

  • Love this! The chambray dress is great, it looks so cozy! And of course I’m loving the leopard scarf and boots!

  • Great outfit!

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  • In LOVE with those boots!

    I’ve been pulling chunky sweaters over my sundresses, and adding colored tights to extend their wear into the winter. Fall fashion is the most fun!

  • Super cute! Love the socks!