How To Liven Up Your Winter Wardrobe With A Printed Midi Dress

As the cold weather makes a home here, I face my biggest temptation of all–  wearing head to toe black everyday. Whenever I’m asked what my favorite color is, I always say that green is my favorite, but my closet would tell you a different story (and anyone who knows me).

In order to break away from my “norm”, I wanted to liven up my winter wardrobe with more prints this season. I love my blank slate pieces, but it’s always good to get out of what’s comfortable and reinvent yourself. For me, this meant creating a fun outfit with a printed midi dress.

There are so many fun ways to step up your look with prints! One thing that I like about prints is that you can embrace them as little or as much as you wish. Prints aren’t a “Go big or Go home” type affair which makes them totally doable for a minimalistic type gal like myself. You can dip your toe into these waters by adding something small like a printed scarf, a fun floral boot, or a bag to your look.

If you’re in the mood to be a bit more daring, you can even mix multiple prints together to create a showstopping look. I tend to land somewhere in the middle of these two ends of the spectrum. When I’m wearing prints, I like styling a bold focal piece with subtle accessories to give me just the right amount of print and neutral. I’m working on getting in knee deep!

printed midi dress

For this look, I went with a printed midi dress because I’m trying to grow that part of my wardrobe. Side note– It’s important to look at your closet and see what items you need to invest in to create a well-rounded wardrobe. For me, I have a number of printed tops, but no dresses, hence, a new printed midi dress!

This printed midi dress is a recent addition to my closet from the Who What Wear line at Target. Isn’t it a beaut? They are totally killing the style game! I also wore a plaid skirt of theirs in my “How To Style White Ankle Boots For Fall” post.

This dress is all kinds of flowy and fun! I love the retro vibes of the sheer sleeves and the defined waistline, they add a beautiful femininitty to the dress that I’m all about. This printed midi dress can easily be dressed up with a pair of heels and the addition of some glamorous accessories or you can create an edgy look by adding a pair of jeans underneath if you’re feeling daring or cold! ; )

Photography: Diana Elena

As a gal who loves her minimalist vibes, I keep true to my simplistic style in this look by pairing this leopard printed midi dress with chunky black ankle boots and a leather jacket, which is one of my all time favorite staples. Investing in a nice leather jacket was probably the smartest decision of my adult life next to becoming a coffee addict. 

I added this darling charms and tassels necklace from The Songbird Co to play off of those warm tones in the dress. The necklace is three individual pieces that you can wear on their own or together which I love. My oversized cat-eye sunnies tend to always be the final accessory in my outfit these days because they just work with everything. That’s my recipe for livening up your winter wardrobe and creating a stylish look with a printed midi dress!

Are you a fan of prints? I would love to hear your favorite way to style them!

Thanks for reading,

Meaghan xx


Outfit Details:

Dress- Who What Wear

Boots- Forever 21

Jacket- Zara

Necklace- c/o The Songbird Co

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  1. Kristie on December 1, 2017 at 9:01 am

    I love this printed dress so much! It is a great way to add fun to your wardrobe.


    • Meaghan Gonzalez on December 2, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      Thanks so much, girlie! I absolutely love it. Prints are such a fun way to liven up my mostly black wardrobe haha

  2. emily maric on December 1, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I’m obsessed with prints, and this one looks amazing on you. Love how you styled the dress with boots. xo, Emily

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on December 2, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      Thank you Emily! Prints are definitely not my norm, so I’m happy to hear that a print lover like yourself approves hehe! Hope you have a wonderful weekend xx

  3. Arianne Chavasse on December 1, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    love the look and the pic!

    Arianne//Say Curls

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on December 2, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      Thank you so much Arianne!! Hope you’re having the loveliest of weekends xx

  4. Jamie Yarbrough on December 1, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Hey girl! That is a great dress! I also love that it came from target, it looks so expensive. It actually reminds me of a dress that Diane Von Furstenberg did years ago. I just love it!

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on December 2, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      Thank you Jaime! Yes, it’s definitely a really well made dress. I’m glad that the quality comes through in the photos. THere’s a beautiful DVF dress that I linked below that looks really similar– so funny that you mentioned her! Hope you’re having an amazing weekend xx

  5. prettyslickchick on December 1, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Gorges dress!


    • Meaghan Gonzalez on December 4, 2017 at 11:13 am

      Thank you so much Kim! Happy Monday xx

  6. whatrivawore on December 1, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I LOVE their new collection, I bought the leopard pants! Def. should have gotten this dress, it looks so adorable on you! I love the way you paired it with booties!

    Riva |

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on December 4, 2017 at 11:16 am

      How did I miss leopard pants?! They sound so fun. WWW have been creating some amazing pieces this Fall and Winter! Thank you for your sweet compliments : ) Hope your Monday is off to a great start xx

  7. adstanfield25 on December 1, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    You are gorgeous girl! Love the dress and how you toughened it up a bit with the boots and jacket. Perfect mix of girlie and edgy!

    Amber S. |

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on December 4, 2017 at 11:18 am

      You are wayyy to sweet, girl! Thank you very much (blushing over here haha). I always have to toughen things up a bit, since I’m not much of a girly girl. I’m happy you appreciate my efforts! Happy Monday, dear xx

  8. Jennifer on December 5, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Love, love this dress! I tried it on and I couldn’t pull it off like you did!
    xo, Jenn

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on December 6, 2017 at 7:28 am

      Oh, no! I’m so sad it didn’t work for you. Luckily there are lots of cute options for prints right now, even some new dresses within The Who What Wear line. I hope you find your perfect winter print xx

  9. Chrissy on December 5, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    I love a good print, and this is definitely one of the coolest, printed midi dresses I’ve ever seen! x

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 18, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      It’s just the right amount of subtle and bold! The cut of the dress makes it incredibly fun and flattering to wear. Midi dresses for life : )

  10. Lydia DAntonio on December 5, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Beautiful dress! So funny, you look so much like my cousin!


    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 18, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      Oh, really?! I’m intrigued. I don’t usually get the “you look like so and so” comment.

  11. brianatrev on December 5, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    I adore the midi dress! What a great color for the season!


    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 18, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      Thank you Briana! I’ve gotten so much wear out of it. Definitely one of my smarter purchases hehe.

  12. Victoria Medina on December 5, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    I love prints! That dress is perfect and I love The Song Bird accessory 🙂

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 18, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      Why thank you Victoria! It’s definitely print perfection : ) I truly love all the Songbird Co pieces! I have quite a few.

  13. aclassicambition on December 6, 2017 at 9:18 am

    I love this dress! My favorite color is also green, and I barely have anything of that color in my closet either!

    xo Kayla

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 18, 2018 at 4:11 pm

      Omg a kindred spirit! I love that jewel tone green and love the way it looks on, I just don’t ever wear it. Here’s to wearing green this year!

  14. thehonestShruth on December 6, 2017 at 10:00 am

    This outfit is so cute! Love how you paired it with black booties!

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 18, 2018 at 4:13 pm

      Thank you so much, girlie! I had to make sure my outfit wasn’t too loud haha. This is a lot of print for me normally!

  15. Ana Perez on December 7, 2017 at 12:56 am

    I love this dress – the gold and black are a timeless combination.

    Cheers to life!

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 18, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      Ana, thank you! Gotta keep it classy, ya know?! Plus, I can’t stay away from my favorite color ; )

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