Because I'm all about skirts and dresses (or is it time I retire that seeing as I'm finally dabbling in the world of culottes and trousers?) I love finding silhouettes that lend themselves to a variety of ways to style throughout the year, regardless of season. This is probably why I gravitate towards variations on the shift dress - which are especially perfect for layering, (like the black-and-white dress I designed with Addition Elle, which was great on its own and layered with button-downs or turtlenecks underneath). I landed on this sleeveless utility dress at Old Navy, and knew it would be similarly versatile - great solo, worn with of-the-moment denim, or later into fall with striped tops or sweaters layered underneath for warmth. Only after taking these pictures did it dawn on me that this dress actually converts into a sleek vest, as well (just open the buttons all the way down the front and pull the drawstring tight on either side); talk about bang-for-the-buck, (I'll demo this on snapchat!) Because the dress is so lightweight with a breathable cotton twill, it could even be worn as a cute beach coverup. I love a statement-get-up as much as the next fashion girl, but when it comes to my everyday dressing, I'm definitely more in the habit of uniforms, and this is exactly the type of basic that will be in heavy rotation in my wardrobe year round!
Photos by Sylvia Gunde
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