Holiday Outfit Idea: Reinvent Your Favourite Summer Dress

holiday outfit idea

Hello my lovelies! How was your week? I hope you are already done with your Christmas shopping and gift list, and enjoying a hot tea on your sofa. Well, that’s what I am doing tonight, answering to your wonderful messages and comments! 😉

Today I’ll show you how to reinvent your favorite summer dress for a Christmas or New Year’s Eve outfit. I wore this look to go to an afternoon party at a street café in the town center here in Thessaloniki. I hadn’t done any holiday shopping by that time, so imagine my frustration when I got a last-minute call from friends to meet there! But this dress (which I own for about 8 years), was here for me one more time, to save my style reputation! Even though it’s not a formal outfit, it’s perfect for many events on any holiday agenda. The silk fabric and its emerald green color is really Christmasy (if that’s even a word)!

So it’s quite simple. Pick a favorite summer dress of yours. It can be green, red, black, gold or any other color and fabric that is not so summer-specific, and layer it with your favorite sweater. I chose black leather accessories to add a touch of edgy cool and dress it down, since I was going to a street event. What do you think? I hope you like my holiday outfit idea.

Thankfully I managed to complete my gift shopping yesterday and the only thing that has been left is to wrap some presents! Also my NYE dress has arrived today and I can’t wait for you to see it!

What about you? What are you wearing on Christmas and New Year’s Eve? And also, what are you most thankful for this Christmas? I am really grateful that I managed to buy a great gift that I have been wanting to give for many years, to a very beloved person. A person who will be deliriously happy in two days!! Can’t say more here because he/she reads my blog! ?

I look forward to read your news in the comments below, and I would like to wish you Merry Christmas and happy holidays for you and your beloved ones. May your holidays be filled with laughter, love, joy, gratitude, peak of health, and prosperity!

Much Love,


I was wearing:

Missoni dress (similar here, here and here)

Zara sweater (similar)

Zara jacket (similar)

Miu Miu shoes

Chanel bag

Ray Ban sunglasses

Photos by: Anestis Iliadis

holiday outfit idea by Stella Asteria

holiday outfit idea

reinvent your summer dress for Christmas and New Year's Eve

holiday outfit idea

holiday outfit idea

Stella Asteria

holiday outfit idea

Chanel Boy Bag & Miu Miu Ballerinas

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  1. Jo
    23/12/2016 / 20:12

    That is a rather lovely green you are wearing. And those pretty sleeves, ooh!
    I was trying to remember how you came into my Life. But I am so happy that you did. I just remember a vision of a Grecian goddess, standing in an open doorway, bathed in white light, and wearing the prettiest pale yellow dress I have ever seen.
    Wishing you a happy a Christmas time and continued success next year. Now I must sort out something festive to wear on the 25th.
    Christmas love, Jo x

    • Stella Asteria
      23/12/2016 / 20:54

      Hello my dear Jo! I probably have said it before but your words really melt my heart! Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment and of course for your continuous support and appreciation! I still remember your comment on that yellow dress, it was so original, as you are! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your beloved ones too! Wish you all the best!! What are you wearing? Any ideas? Let me know if I can help! 😀 Much love xoxo
      PS: Will reply to your other comments too shortly! I have a great book in mind for you!

  2. Jo
    23/12/2016 / 22:28

    Oooh! How lovely of you. I am soo excited, and blushing, too.
    Hugs; Jo

    • Stella Asteria
      26/12/2016 / 12:20

      Anytime my dear! Hugs! <3

  3. 24/12/2016 / 02:26

    Wow babe you look incredible! I love styling a summer dress up for the winter holidays its such a great way to keep your dresses around all year!
    Merry Christmas xx

    • Stella Asteria
      26/12/2016 / 12:21

      Thank you so much Sophie, I am really glad you like it! Happy holidays for you and your family! Hugs! xo

  4. 24/12/2016 / 04:02

    Such gorgeous photos. You could totally be a model my dear with your fierce poses and baby smooth skin. I love how you took a piece you’ve had for so long and reinvented it, specifically for the holidays. It’s not something I would have been able to come up with on my own, but now I know a simple turtleneck can save the day. It works so well to layer any piece. And I totally think the leather pieces tie the look perfectly together. Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays!

    xx Yasmin

    • Stella Asteria
      26/12/2016 / 12:20

      I am really glad you like it my dear Yasmin!! 😀 You are so right, a turtleneck can save the day and it’s my number one wardrobe staple for winter! Happy holidays to you and yours! <3

    • Stella Asteria
      26/12/2016 / 12:18


  5. Jo
    24/12/2016 / 10:13

    Never before have I been so anxious as to what to wear on Christmas day. Being with people I dont know, makesv it even worsse. My tummy is full of knots.
    I have picked out two outfits: tight pink or black slacks writh a crisp white open neck shirt/blouse.
    Or: a little fine cord black Aline with cute little red roses printed on the material.
    You can tell from this, I definitely need your help next year.
    Hugs, Jo

    • Stella Asteria
      26/12/2016 / 12:18

      Hello my Jo! Sorry to see your comment 2 days later! What did you wear? The A line with red roses sounds really beautiful! I actually wore a black sheer dress with small red and pink roses on it yesterday! 😀 Great minds think alike haha! Hope you had a lovely Christmas with your beloved ones! xoxo

      • Jo
        03/01/2017 / 11:49

        Yes. Great minds…. The little A line won. Spent my birthday on the 21st with family. But Christmas day (the best in years! ) was spent with 16 people I did not know. Very multi-national /cosmopolitan. A seemingly endless amount of delicious foods. There’s too much to tell you here, my dear Stella. But I loved every minute. I even sang and played guitar!
        Love, Jo x

    • Stella Asteria
      26/12/2016 / 12:15

      Thank you Rosy! 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      26/12/2016 / 12:15

      Aw thank you so much my dear Yuliya! What a compliment! 🙂 Happy holidays!

  6. 25/12/2016 / 20:38

    Oh yes girl, you are totally rocking this dress! The color is amazing and so festive – even though it’s a summer pick 🙂
    xx, Carmen –

    • Stella Asteria
      26/12/2016 / 12:14

      Thanks babe, glad you like it! 😀

  7. 25/12/2016 / 23:45

    What a beautiful ensemble! I love the silk material and the emerald green color too, and being a summer dress to still incorporate into winter dressing, that’s very smart and creative!! Happy holidays babe! I’ll be hanging out with the fam and watching Fantastic Beasts 🙂 xo~ Lena

    • Stella Asteria
      26/12/2016 / 12:14

      That sounds like an amazing holiday! Favourite movies and series is a must for Christmas time! 🙂 Happy holidays my sweet Lena and best wishes for you and your family!! Love xoxo

  8. 26/12/2016 / 18:08

    My dear, the green of that dress is just amazing! I love how you match that dress with this jacket! you are always such a good inspiration!!

    Thanks for sharing again that.
    Wish you wonderful xmas holidays and a happy NYE.

    • Stella Asteria
      28/12/2016 / 12:39

      Thank you once more for your amazing comments and support my dear Daniela! Thanks for your wishes and have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017!! Where will you be at NYE? xoxo

    • Stella Asteria
      28/12/2016 / 12:36

      Haha, not worry at all babe! x

  9. 27/12/2016 / 12:57

    Dear Stella, as for color I love that green dress so much. As for style I prefer another kind of dresses, I can’t imagine to wear that dress in my usuall day. In my opinion. it is something for special kind of events/situations. But all that are my subjective meanings.. I want to say you look gorgeous and very sophisticated in that dress and this is a very interesting creation . Hope you are going well my dear.
    Greets Martina

    • Stella Asteria
      28/12/2016 / 12:35

      Hello my gorgeous! Well, it’s definitely not a usual day look, I wore it for a pre-Christmas party! 😉 So definitely for a special occasion!

  10. 27/12/2016 / 22:47

    Wow Stella – marvellous dress and that shade of green (hello Pantone) looks fabulous.
    I look forward to seeing you style this dress during Summer 2017.

    • Stella Asteria
      28/12/2016 / 12:29

      Glad you like it Lorena! Have a great day! x

    • Stella Asteria
      10/01/2017 / 18:20

      😉 Glad you like it!

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