STYLING A BLACK DRESS FOR SUMMER + FALL

post in collaboration with Wynsum Wardrobe .. all thoughts and opinions are my own

this black dress is the ONLY black dress I own. I feel like black dresses are typically a ‘go-to’ in most women’s wardrobes but for me, because I wore black for work for 5 years, I stayed far, far away from it! lol but really, I was not about to wear black on any given day I wasn’t working. and if you’ve followed me at all over the course of my blogging years, you’ve noticed how much I LOVE color, mixing prints and wearing lighter neutrals. BUT – enters Wynsum Wardrobe – finding the perfect feminine black dress has changed my mind about wearing black and now I can’t stop thinking of new ways to style this pretty thing!

“Wynsum is a new company that is dedicated to designing high quality, beautiful and modest dresses. Our greatest desire is to help women feel as beautiful as they inherently are!” you know I’m all about modest pieces and this dress has the most flattering silhouette and feminine detailing. I love the ruffled bottom and the sleeve/shawl detail.
I instantly fell in love with the ‘Rose’ dress. “we had so much fun designing our Rose dress! every woman needs a timeless go-to black dress and we wanted to deliver something unique and special. we came up with some old world charm with an attached shawl and soft wavy scalloped edge frill hem line. The midi length gives it an edge and modern feel”.

one of my favorite things about Wynsum is … they ship FREE for all United States orders! 

I seriously love this because who hates paying for shipping??!! 

Wynsum’s dresses are beautiful quality and I’m all for finding a pretty, modest dress. if you’re like me and wear dresses on Sunday but also like to wear them throughout the week and for all sorts of occasions – dresses from Wynsum Wardrobe are perfect for you! their selection is STUNNING. on the website you’ll find pretty floral prints, fun stripes and a mix of midi and maxi styles. 

I knew for this post I wanted to style this black dress two ways, one for summer (because it’s so hot here) and another way for fall (because it’ll be here before we know it) I love having purpose in my closet. clothing that I can wear a variety of ways, to a multitude of events and something that I know I can mix and match with depending on what I’m feeling that day. the Rose dress is that perfect versatile black dress. 

for summer … I wanted to keep the look simple but also a little more boho. I paired the black dress with black wedges and a neutral hat. I love hats. if I could wear one in every setting I totally would! I think they’re so beautiful and add so much to an outfit. adding in color and pattern with a floral bag was the perfect way to offset an all neutral look. of course a little bouquet as an accessory doesn’t hurt either 

outfit details

wedges // loving this hat // similar bag // Wynsum dress c/o (I’m in an xxs for size reference)

absolutely obsessed with these fall pieces and can’t wait to wear this outfit when the weather cools down a bit! 

outfit details 

denim jacket // similar bag // booties

I’ll be honest, I’m not too excited about fall – I just feel like I haven’t had enough pool days, we haven’t gone on any summer vacations, besides my quick girls’ trip to LA a few weekends ago, and I love that in summer the sun stays out late.  but fall will come. and when it does arrive I’ll embrace it, wearing all the booties and cute sweaters. one thing I do enjoy about fall is all the pretty deep shades of greens, burgundy and blues. these booties I got from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year and I know they’ll be on major repeat! 

for fall … I styled the Rose dress with a rustic style bootie, a wide brim hat in a deep green, a denim jacket (a classic wardrobe piece) and my favorite fall bag. a black dress can so easily transition from summer to fall. if you were like me and didn’t have a black dress (how embarrassing?!) just do yourself a favor and get this beauty! then we can be twins! 

Wynsum Wardrobe is offering 30% off! just use code ‘luvjensyn‘ at checkout. and trust me, you’ll want to check out the full dress collection! 

dress c/o Wynsum Wardrobe

thank you for reading! and if you are just noticing 😉 I got an updated look for my site! I hope you’re loving the new design as much as I am! have a fabulous day and let me know which outfit was your favorite? summer or fall?

xo, Jensyn

Guest blogger: https://www.stripesinbloom.com/2018/08/styling-a-black-dress-for-summer-fall.html