I’ve previously written about creating a wearable wardrobe here, and then I revealed one of my outfit “uniforms” for the summer. So today I wanted to talk about my second uniform, a dress! While I love having a lot of really fun clothes, in my daily life I want easy, simple outfits to wear. I tend to find a style, or uniform, and then I grab several options within that to simplify my life.
See my first outfit formula HERE.
Since I live in the South, the summer here is SUPER hot and humid, so the less I can wear the better. Ha. A simple dress is the best compromise. It is one piece, so I don’t have to think about what matches what, I can wear them really casual (with sandals and a tote) or I can dress it up (wedges, a cute clutch, statement earrings, etc.)
I find that Abercrombie is a go to for most of my dresses. I almost always wait till they have 40% off sales (which they do often), and I stock up. I try to stick within my typical color palette, and I read a lot of reviews. I have the cutout dress above, this white eyelet dress, this blush colored swing dress, and this super cute floral maxi dress.
I have had luck at Old Navy (though their fit is hit or miss, boo!), and I LOVE Free People for special pieces. (Loving this flowy maxi dress, how pretty is this crochet midi dress, and I’ve seen this dress on a bunch of bloggers and I may pull the trigger on it! What color should I get?
Tell me, what “uniform” do you tend to wear a lot? How could you incorporate simple looks into your closet to make getting dressed easier?
Coming up next, how to incorporate special pieces into your wearable wardrobe so you don’t get bored!