I must confess that I quite like the “weather-confused” look.
I lived in the sweater-and-shorts combo in middle school. Once I started going to private school, the only time my classmates and I were allowed to wear boots with our polos and kilts was during the winter, between Thanksgiving and spring breaks. During that time, I became a fan of the “Uggs with bare legs and a skirt” outfit.
To be honest, I still enjoy that kind of look today. I really shouldn’t be a fashion blogger, but here I am anyway.
For the holiday season, I decided to make a snowman costume based off of my favorite weather-confused aesthetics of yesteryear. There’s a very small chance that one will wear a thick knitted scarf, a summer dress, and open-toed shoes together for practical purposes … but who really gives a damn?
One sheet of black felt
Standard wine glass, or other traceable circular object with ~3” diameter
Pen or chalk
A needle and black thread, OR some hot glue
Clothing items and accessories
1. Lay the black felt on a hard surface and place the wine glass over it. Use the pen or chalk to trace out three circles.
2. Cut out each circle. These will be your buttons.
3. Lay the dress out on the hard surface (or hang it up — felt tends to stick to surfaces) and determine where you want the three buttons to be on the dress.
4. Safety-pin each button in place. Put on the dress to make sure that you’re still happy with the position of each button. Be careful; safety pins tend to pop open if you stretch the fabric too much!
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 as needed.
6. Once you’re happy with their respective placements, use a simple stitch to sew each button onto the dress. You can also glue on the buttons, but I recommend sewing so that you’ll be able to remove everything whenever you wish.
Putting it all together
1. If needed, wait for the glue to dry. Put on the dress with the hat, sunglasses, scarf, and shoes.
2. Don’t go play in the snow, because you’ll probably freeze to death.