The KA Edit: 5 ways to style dresses for Spring/Summer

With spring on the horizon, Kerri-Ann Hargreaves shows us how she’ll be styling this season’s must-have dresses 

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Put a spring in your step with this season’s dress styles

A dress is for every season. It’s a fashion hybrid perfect for Spring and my favourite transition piece. If you follow me on Insta you’ll know that at this time of year I find myself drawn to the new maxi and midi styles hitting the shops. They make me want to ditch my jeans and hoody for good and bounce into Spring.

Why is a dress great? Because they’re practical and look so good. I wear my dresses oversized, so they are always comfortable and depending on the colour they’re so versatile. Trainers and a shacket by day, blazer and heels by night.

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The good news is, if you are in need of a little wardrobe update there are so many good versions on the high street right now. I picked this monochrome one (pictured above) as it has long sleeves and Victorian vibes. It looks great with trainers as well as chunky boots or even sandals for a dinner. It has a real ‘Little Women’ look about it. I would suggest adding a pop of colour, or me wearing my burgundy trainers really adds something to the look. Since monochrome hit the catwalks I have been desperate to find a dress that was wearable and this one was love at first sight.

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Versatile spring dresses – mix and match for day and evening looks

I mentioned in my last post that one of my favourite Spring wears is a midi or maxi dress. Gone are the years when I would buy buy buy as each new season unfolds. I buy just one or two pieces now. And in recent years I have learnt the art of wearing my wardrobe, adding staple pieces that can be worn every which way, time and time again.

Each time I talk about re-wearing a favourite dress I am always asked for ideas on freshening up the look. And so, I thought I would devote this month’s style feature to 5 ways to style dresses for Spring/Summer. Because let’s face it, we’re nearly there. 

  1. With a blazer and chunky boots to take you from day to night
  2. With a shacket or cargo jacket and trainers for a casual look that’s right on trend
  3. With a polo neck underneath – a great way to warm it up, think about wearing clashing prints
  4. Cinched at the waist with a belt, worn with a blazer and a classic loafer for a lunch date
  5. Worn with sandals for a trip to the beach

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A maxi or midi dress can be worn in so many ways. Over the years I have found there really is no limits. It’s purely down to your imagination. What I love about this style of dress is that they often go with so many items you already have in your wardrobe. Especially staple wardrobe items. I’m talking a black leather biker jacket, a khaki jacket, trainers, a jumper and a cardigan. You really can’t go wrong with dresses.

How will you be wearing your dresses?


Newcastle-under-Lyme based-Kerri-Ann Hargreaves is author of the The KA Edit a life and style blog. Find her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook – @thekaedit. 

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