Right, that’s it, I am finished with winter. I don’t know about you, but I have decided to dress for the weather we want, not the weather we have, hopefully sending a message to the gods of spring that along with those nice little buds peeking out on the otherwise bare branches we demand the temperature be high enough to expose our bare legs and dispose of the hats, scarves and jumpers that have long outstayed their welcome this year.

Such is my longing for a bit of warmth on my skin that I’ve scoured the depths my wardrobe for items that will suit transitional seasonal dressing, and plucked a few pieces out of my PJ drawer. Three slips (heretofore to be referred to as slip dresses) and a pyjama jumpsuit, as seen in the main image, have been re-allocated to the main wardrobe, to be reassigned as daywear.

Slip dresses are still big news for summer 2023, and it you have any underused nightdresses in your closet, consider digging them out and daring to wear out in the big, bag world. Styled right, they are indistinguishable from slip dresses sold in the main section of the clothes shop – if there is a touch of lace on the neckline or hem that is a bit of a giveaway, just take it off (or leave it, like I did on one of mine).

You could try popping a lightweight top or polo underneath, if you’re still not entirely convinced that simply dressing for summer will sunshine bring.

I prefer pairing the slip dress with a chunky sandal, boots or trainers/Converse as well – strappy heels can look a bit boudoir. Rihanna’s denim jacket shoulder-robe is also so good for chillier days (or nights).

I prefer my sweater or jumper over my dress, but to each their own! I put a big chunky knit over one of my slip dresses on a recent outing, and it def did the business.

You can’t beat a blazer over a slip dress to smarten it up a bit – I easily would wear this look to a wedding. Flat, closed toe shoes again add a bit of class, and take it right out of the bedroom.

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