HOW TO WEAR THE SAME CLOTHING IN ALL OF THE SEASONS

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy midi dress in all of the seasons. In the fall of the year, she added a denim jacket and ankle booties from Old Navy

All of us want to look nice, otherwise, why would you follow a fashion blog? Looking nice isn’t necessarily contingent on how much money you spend, but instead on your knowledge of how to make your clothing work to your best advantage. When you can wear the same clothing in all of the seasons, then you will get more “wears” for your investment.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy midi dress in all of the seasons. In winter, she added a tan blazer, a blanket scarf, and knee boots

Picking items for your wardrobe that can be worn in all of the seasons is one way to ensure that you get your money’s worth for your purchase. The easiest way to do that is by picking a sold color and then accessorizing to change the look. In THIS post, I started with a basic item, and in today’s post, I’ll be showing you some different accessories that change the look so that you can wear your basic item in multiple seasons.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy midi dress in all of the seasons. In the spring of the year, she added a pale lemon yellow blazer, a bright scarf, and a pair of yellow espadrille wedge shoes

When you think of all of the seasons, then you need to decide what colors you like for each one. I think of pastels for springtime, and blues, pinks, and yellows are colors that I will gravitate toward. In summer, I like bold bright colors, and I think of flowers blooming. Bright pinks, oranges, turquoise, and greens are my summertime colors.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy midi dress in all of the seasons. In summer, she added a floral kimono, and two-tone espadrille wedge shoes

And, when I think of the fall of the years, I started to think about jewel tones. Mustard, burgundy, deep teal, navy, rust, and olive are colors that come to mind. I also associated fall with football, falling leaves, and cooler weather, so this is when I start incorporating jackets and ankle booties. Finally, in winter, I think of Christmas, snowmen, cold temperatures, and the start of a New Year. Red and green might be Christmas colors, but I also love the icy blues that reminds me of icicles. It is time to grab your boots and heavy coats, plus, you might want to think about a pair of good snow boots.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy midi dress in all of the seasons. In the fall of the year, she added a denim jacket and gold jewelry from Kendra Scott

Since fall is right around the corner, I wanted to start with that season first. If you don’t already own at least one denim jacket, then today is the day that you are going to purchase one. Lol! This is an accessory that you can wear with dresses, or with slacks. You can wear a denim jacket almost year-round, especially if you live in climates that are cooler. I have a couple of different denim jackets, and I am on the lookout for a red one. I saw one at Chico’s last year, but I wasn’t fast enough and it sold out. Now, I grieve over my missed opportunity. The jacket that I have on in this post is from Talbots, and it is a size 10, which fits me fine. If you plan on wearing heavier clothing such as sweaters under your jacket, then you might want to size up. Talbots also has this pale pink jacket that you might like since it would work in the fall with grays and browns, and then you could get lots of wear in the springtime also.





Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy midi dress in all of the seasons. In winter, she added a tan blazer and a blanket scarf

I bet a lot of you already own this blanket scarf, or maybe one that is similar. I still love wearing these scarves in the winter to keep me toasty warm, plus they add a lot of style to your look. I’ve had this scarf since I first started blogging (here) and five years later I am still pulling this out of my closet. There are a ton of ways to style this type of scarf, and I love playing with it to see what I can recreate. Here is a link to this scarf just in case you don’t already own this one, and I’ll link to some more colors that you might want to add to your collection.




Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy midi dress in all of the seasons. In winter, she added a tan blazer

I know that some of you feel like a scarf smothers you, so here is a look at this outfit without the scarf. I added a tan knit blazer from Talbots, that I bought a month or so ago. I love wearing tan, beige, fawn, caramel, etc., colors in the fall and into the winter months. This blazer has been on sale for a while, so the sizes are very limited. Never fear, I will give you a few more similar items that I like just as well if not more. Lol!




Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy midi dress in all of the seasons. In the spring of the year, she added a pale lemon yellow blazer and a bright scarf

Spring is in the air when I look at this photo. I love the lemon yellow blazer, and the multi-colored scarf adds so much fun to the outfit. The buttercream yellow knit blazer is the same one as the tan one above, but it still has sizes available at this time. I will also suggest you think about the red version in this blazer since they are on sale for under $40.00! If you are wondering how the red would look, then check out this post here from last year. The Joie De Vivre sweater is also on sale that I wore with the red blazer, and it is under $25.00!

The scarf is an old one that I probably got from Cato Fashions, but I can’t be sure since I rip off the tags. Now is the perfect time to purchase a spring looking scarf, since most of them will be on sale. Here are a few that I like, and they are all 17.99 each.




Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy midi dress in all of the seasons. In summer, she added a floral kimono

You might recognize the Ruana from this post last week. It is amazing how different the Ruana looks over this navy outfit, verses the bright pink top. Adding a topper such as a Ruana/Kimono can change the look of an outfit dramatically, and no one would even realize that you are wearing the same dress that you wore previously. Ding, ding, ding!!! That is the whole idea! I’m wearing the S/M in this Floral Kimono, and it looks and fits great. Here are a few other Ruanas that I found, and all of them are on sale under $20.00!!! What are you waiting for???




Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy midi dress with a denim jacket and ankle booties from Old Navy

Now, for the shoes! Ankle booties are the happening shoe for fall. They look super cute with dresses, and I love wearing them with skinny jeans or jeans that have been cuffed. This pair has been a favorite of mine for a long time, mostly because of the Fawn color. These faux-suede booties are still available online, but the sizes are very limited since they have been around for a long time.




Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy midi dress a tan blazer, a blanket scarf, and tan knee boots

Knee boots are my favorite shoes, especially in the winter. Although, Joe does get tired of seeing my wearing boots all of the time. Lol! He will just have to get used to it because I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Haha! These are a pair of boots that I bought last year from Vince Camuto. I love this pair, but I can’t find them anywhere to link to them. They were a style called, Nestle, so maybe you will have better luck than me. There is a pair VERY similar to these by the same brand called Derika. The Nestle pair said to size up, but the Derika says true to size. You might want to order two pairs and send the one back that doesn’t fit since shipping and returns are free.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy midi dress and added a floral kimono, and two-tone espadrille wedge shoes

These espadrille platform sandals are a pair that I bought from Target. I’ve worn these sandals a lot this summer, and I am thinking about ordering one of the other colors that these come in. These sandals also come in deep a caramel color and the other strap is leopard print. It is super cute and would look great this fall. I am wearing my usual size 9 in these shoes, and they fit me perfectly.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy midi dress with a pale lemon yellow blazer, a bright scarf, and a pair of yellow espadrille wedge shoes

These yellow espadrille shoes are an old as the hills pair from Michael Kors. I’ve looked for a similar pair for a long time since mine is starting to look ragged. The closest thing that I’ve found that I like is this pair from Talbots, and they are on sale at a great price.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a navy midi dress from Loft in all of the seasons.

I know that this was a LONG post, but it is hard to described and link to four different outfits in one post without it going on forever. I hope you liked this post and please leave a comment on your thoughts. So, what do you think…are there things in your closet that you can wear in all of the seasons?

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  1. Barbara wrote:

    Why have you stopped using Plunder and Old Navy? When I first started reading your blog you were showing a lot and now you’re just about being a salesman for Chico’s.

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Barbara, I appreciate you leaving a comment. I actually went to Old Navy Monday and bought some things to show on the blog soon. However, the nearest ON is 2-hours away from me, so shopping in the store is not convenient for me. I did order in a huge shipment from them that took FOREVER to arrive, and by the time it came in, almost everything was already sold out. There is always a reason behind my actions.

      Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  2. Nancy wrote:

    I think this dress looks just perfect on you! The lenght, the color, it’s beautiful. Especially with the light blazer scarf and boots!

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I do love the dress. I am thick through the middle, and the style helped to camouflage that area.

      Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  3. Chris wrote:

    Such great ideas to get so much mileage out of one dress! I would not have thought of all these different ways to wear the different jackets and accessories ! Appreciate the tips!

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I am so glad that you enjoyed the post!

      Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  4. donna92864 wrote:

    Hello Tania, Just an FYI, Liverpool has a nice red demin jacket!

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Donna, I’ll be sure and check that out. The yellow jacket that I linked is from Liverpool.

      Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  5. Mary wrote:

    what a great post, thanks for sharing Tania! Love all the looks!

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I’m so glad that you enjoyed the posts!

      Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  6. Liz Lannin wrote:

    Luv this post, every outfit looks good. Thanks

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Yay!!! I’m glad that this post was useful!

      Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  7. Marie wrote:

    I love the many different looks! If we’re able to get past COVID, we have a 2 week cruise planned next spring. For dinners, I’m thinking of just bringing a navy dress, a black dress, black pants, and then see how many different styles I can do…with scarves and jewelry I can get so many different looks. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      That sounds like a great idea, Marie. I usually try to do something similar, and then have one or two “special” looks that are more memorable for photos or special nights out on the town.

      Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  8. Becky wrote:

    I love this post and seeing how one item can be worn multiple ways! Please do more of these! My favorite is the navy dress with the ruana. Beautiful!!!

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I am glad that you enjoyed this post. I will say, whew, it took a long time to write.

      Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  9. Angela wrote:

    I love posts like this where you demonstrate how to get more looks from an item…very inspiring.

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I’m so glad that you liked this post. I wanted to show how easy it is to expand your wardrobe so that it can be worn in multiple ways.

      Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  10. Sheri wrote:

    Glad you featured a denim jacket! Always love seeing different ways to to accessorize with denim. Question: can you put a long sleeve top (T-shirt) with a denim jacket that has 3/4 sleeves?

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Sheri, what I like to do is cuff the shirt so that it looks like the jacket sleeves are cuffed also.

      Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  11. Joanne wrote:

    This is an excellent post, would love to see more of these. I love all the styles and colors you put with the navy!

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
    • Pat wrote:

      Love this post with all the combos!!! Always loved your yellow shoes. Haven’t seen them in a while.

      Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  12. Nancy M. wrote:

    Loved this post! I love all the looks!

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  13. Cindy Roth wrote:

    Hi Tania,
    Just a thought, it might be fun for you to show us some of the techniques for wearing the scarves and the blanket scarf. Maybe you’ve already done it, or an Instagram video. I’ve only been following you for about 6 months. I want to thank you as well, for your dedication! I’ve only followed one other blogger who posted daily, or nearly as consistently as you. I always enjoy reading what you have to say in the morning with my coffee. Keep up the great work!

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks, Cindy. There are days when I think that I might be crazy for posting so often. But, I miss it like crazy when I am not posting. Lol!

      Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  14. Sue Epling wrote:

    Wow, you have really given us some great ideas! I love the jean jacket casual look♡ Thanks for getting me thinking on how to stretch my wardrobe!

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  15. Kelly wrote:

    You didn’t say where you bought the dress and it’s style . I love the dress .

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Lol, Kelly. You must not have read yesterday’s post. That post was all about this dress, which was from Loft. Today, I just wanted to show how you can change the looks of one dress and wear it in different ways.

      Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  16. Doris wrote:

    WOW! You knocked it out of the park this time! LOVE all of these different looks from one basic dress. You rock!

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  17. Shelly wrote:

    Wow! Awesome post! All fabulous outfits! Pinned the picture of all four items side by side.

    I love seeing how you coordinate outfits (including scarves and jewelry) even if the item is no longer available and regardless of what store you might have purchased from.

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  18. Carolyn wrote:

    Thanks for all the time you put into this post. You gave us some great options to consider.

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  19. scginger8 wrote:

    This was great! Please do more of these type posts, thank you 🙂

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  20. Kathleen wrote:

    I love how you have styled this dress so many ways. I love when I get a piece that is versatile like this dress.

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  21. Yvonne Tanner wrote:

    This is a great post. I have a similar dress, probably from JCP’s, and a jean a jacket plus other jackets and tons of scarfs. Not sure when or where I’ll be able to wear my dress but love the ideas. Leggings and boats for winter too.

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
    • KatMar wrote:

      We seem to have closets full of clothes that we were the exact same way all the time. I love this post! It really shows the diversity of looks with simple changes. More of these please😊

      Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  22. Patti wrote:

    Well, you sure know how to jazz up a navy dress for every season. All of them were were so classy. Great ideas.

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  23. Carole Fletcher wrote:

    Such a great post. Thanks for all the good Ideas!

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  24. Myla wrote:

    I know I must have missed this, but where is the dress from? It is a great addition to any wardrobe with the way you style it!!

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I styled it in yesterday’s post. It was from Loft.

      Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  25. Joan wrote:

    I love every single outfit! You did a great job of illustrating the fact that one doesn’t have to buy all new clothes as the seasons change—you can create different looks with accessories. Thank you

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  26. Nancy Lawrence wrote:

    Just found you on Pinterest today! LOVE your style. May I ask you how tall you are? Everything looks so good on you. I am 5′ 4″ and sometimes have a hard time finding things.

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I am so glad that you found me, Nancy. I am 5’6″ tall, so just a couple of inches taller than you.

      Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  27. Jo Lynn wrote:

    Love, love, love what you did here! What a great way to change up one dress! Now I just wish that dress were in sock!

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  28. Janice wrote:

    I loved this! Would love to see more like it, not necessarily for all seasons, but how to style a basic piece several ways. I think this would be especially nice for travel! Thanks for always having a fun blog. I love the JOE stories!

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  29. Jes wrote:

    Great blog, thanks!

    Posted 8.12.20 Reply
  30. Lori wrote:

    Love posts like these!!

    Posted 8.13.20 Reply
  31. Patti Wagner wrote:

    Hi Tania. I ordered the Talbots tan knit blazer It arrived today. Love, love, love it. I gambled on a petite because they didn’t have my size in a regular. I’m 5’4”, so right in between petite and regular. It fit great. Very happy with the color, fit, and material. I’ve been searching for a nice tan blazer for many years. Thanks.

    Posted 8.14.20 Reply
  32. Doris wrote:

    You have so many great ideas for one dress. It would make it simpler in traveling, when we get back to that part of our lives!

    Posted 9.8.20 Reply
  33. Karla Gray wrote:

    I love this post! You look fabulous in each outfit! I didn’t see where the dress was purchased. Can you share that information?

    Posted 9.14.20 Reply
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