An essential you need in your closet no matter what season we’re in is a dress. A few staple dresses in your closet can give you a range of styling options nearly all year round. While we’re still in the awkward stage of transitioning from summer to fall, a dress is something you don’t have to worry too much about switching out of your closet. Here are seven dresses that work for both seasons and how you can style them appropriately for the weather. All of these dresses are available to purchase at our location in Jackson, TN.
A fall trend favorite for 2016 is asymmetrical ruffles. Ruffles are a standout piece that don’t require much thought when it comes to styling, because they speak for themselves. This red dress from Alya also features a zipper down the middle and has an empire waist, which I find to be figure flattering.
Summer: Wear this to a dinner date and pair it with faux-suede platform sandals for contrast that isn’t too over-the-top.
Fall: A high-heeled boot and leather jacket gives this dress a rugged spin for fall.
This dress from Maurices has a soft floral design and with lace detailing at the bottom. The back of this dress has ruffles and lace down the middle that add to it’s sweet charm. When we think fall, florals are often excluded from the picture and replaced by darker hues, but it seems like designers are trying to change this. According to StyleCaster, florals played a big role at New York Fashion Week as well as other styles normally associated with spring, such as slip dresses and off-the-shoulder tops.
Summer: Keep it simple with lace up flats and dainty jewelry.
Fall: Throw a shawl over it that lets the ruffled top peek through. Knee high socks worn with booties or wedges will keep the look cozy and feminine.
Just like the plain t-shirt, I think a t-shirt dress should be a basic in everyone’s closet. It’s a casual style that can be worn on multiple occasions and offers a range of options. A dress like this is especially great for athleisure or sporty-chic looks.
Summer: Keep the carefree vibe with a pair of white Converse or Adidas and a long chain necklace.
Fall: Tie a flannel (a fall classic) around your waist for easy access when it gets cool outside. The 90’s staple choker is still on trend for fall, and a layered one would add life to this everyday look.
You probably won’t be wearing your pajamas outside and we’re not not suggesting something quite so scandalous. A fitted dress like this mimics a slip, but the open lace back is what makes this feel like a night gown. It’s the perfect amount of sexy without being too revealing.
Fall: With this kind of dress, you can’t go wrong with a leather jacket or fur coat.
Halter style necklines have come back in to focus as everyone has been embracing all things 90’s from choker necklaces to Doc Martens. Which, bonus, would also make a killer combo with this dress.
Summer: Wear this with fringe sandals to compliment the funky pattern.
Fall: Style with Doc Martens and keep the 90’s vibe going by layering it with a denim jacket.
Ah, the little black dress. It’s a timeless classic that should be in your closet no matter the season or what age you are. It’s versatile, so you can’t really go wrong with styling it.
Summer: Keep it classy with some open-toed wedges.
Fall: Style it with another wardrobe classic, the duster coat, and some cute booties.
This is a girly twist on the traditional denim classic. With long denim overalls, sometimes it’s hard to find the right fit, but this dress doesn’t require quite as much fuss.
Summer: A white t-shirt layered underneath with faux suede flats to keep the look easy and playful.
Fall: Let a statement necklace peak out from underneath the collar of a button down shirt.
What’s your favorite clothing to transition from summer to fall?