As you all know, the best way to extend your closet and to get the value out of the clothes you’re buying is to use certain pieces in multiple outfits. When it comes to jackets, we typically just like to keep putting the jacket over the various tops in our closet. It can get repetitive. But it doesn’t have to be. Instead, make your jackets more than just jackets – make them dresses. It’s not as hard as you think, but it does require the right jacket and a few accessories.
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When it comes to multi-purposing your jackets and making them dresses, it does mean that you need to have the right jacket. There are multiple things you can do and there are multiple things to consider.
1 – Size Matters
To make a jacket a dress, you want to make sure it is the right length. My suggestion is to use oversize jackets that come down to right above your knee, but if you’re comfortable with a higher hemline, you can have dresses that come up shorter.
2 – Belt It
Many jackets come with belts already, but for those that don’t, you’ll want to pair it with a belt even if it buttons or zips up. By using a belt, you’re establishing a midline and making the jacket seem more like a dress and less like a jacket. In this look, I made this jacket seem more like a dress by splitting the top and bottom and establishing a midsection.
3 – Boots are Your Friend
Like in the look, boots go well with jackets, especially those that are over the knee. We often already pair boots with dresses during the cold weather season. And even more we like to pair boots with our jackets when we have jeans or another pair of pants on. By showing a little skin but keeping most of it covered by the boot will keep you warm and bring that more dressy feel to your look.
To start off this style, I have rounded up a few jackets that you can turn into dresses as well as some jacket dresses.