I’m all about getting the most amount of wear out of every piece in your closet, and wearing a sweater over a dress is a great fashion hack to make your summer and spring dresses work as a transitional piece on colder spring days. Although, let’s be honest, I’m not ready to let go of my warm and cozy sweaters just yet, haha, so that’s why I love this trick. It can effortlessly transform an outfit and works for pretty much any dress style. Here are three ways to wear a sweater over a dress this spring.

A Transitional Summer Dress

How to Wear a Sweater Over a Dress - Transitional Summer Dress

Black Tiered Maxi Dress / Cropped Beige Crewneck Sweater / Leather Crossbody Bag / Gold Hoop Earrings / Veja Sneakers

I love this casual and cute look that lets you wear your favorite summer dress during colder seasons. I love this versatile black tiered maxi dress. Not only is it a pretty summer dress, but the belted detail works wonderfully as a way to tuck your sweater in slightly. Wear a beige crewneck sweater over the dress. Accessorize with mini gold hoop earrings and a brown leather crossbody bag. I highly recommend this one; it’s one of my most used bags. And finally, I’d wear Veja sneakers. I love the way they add an elevated Parisian touch to any outfit. You can read my full review on them here.

Dressed Up for Spring

How to Wear a Sweater Over a Dress

Tie Shoulder Smocked Floral Midi Dress / Black Cardigan Sweater / Rattan Tote Bag / Pearl Hoop Earrings / Suede Ankle-Strap Pumps

I chose a gorgeous tie-shoulder smocked floral midi dress for this slightly dressier outfit. I love all of the details, and the print is so beautiful. I styled it with a black cardigan sweater. You can wear this sweater over a dress buttoned up, unbuttoned as a cardigan, or tie it around your shoulders. Accessorize with a leather and rattan tote bag and dainty gold pearl hoop earrings. For shoes, either heels or flats would look lovely. I styled it here with this pair of neutral suede ankle-strap pumps for a little height. This would be a pretty outfit to wear to work or any dressier occasion.

Weekend Wear

How to Wear a Sweater Over a Dress

Black Midi Dress / Striped Button Up Sweater / Gold Square Stud Earrings / Black Leather Bag / White Canvas Sneakers

This outfit would be perfect to wear on the weekends. I’ve been eyeing this tiered black midi dress. I love the cuffed sleeves and button front. Wear it with a black and cream striped chunky knit cardigan sweater. I feel like this sweater would also be an all-around great basic to have in your closet, and so cute styled with a long sleeve white tee and jeans. Accessorize this look with gold square stud earrings and a black leather bucket bag. Lastly, slip on a pair of white canvas shoes, and you’re ready for all of your weekend plans.