Capsule Wardrobe List: Denim Dress
Back to Basics is a personal style series centered around the capsule wardrobe list. It is focused on how to wear and where to buy the most important items you need in your closet.
CAPSULE WARDROBE LIST
In each post I style one item from the capsule wardrobe list in various ways and provide recommendations on where to buy it, what to look for (especially fit, fabrication, and color), and how to care for it. In this post I discuss the denim dress.
The casual denim dress.
The best way to feel casual but classic is with a little denim dress. It will be one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe, effortlessly transitioning you from one season to the next.
Literally anytime but especially during seasonal transition periods or when you want to get ready quickly but still look like you put some effort into your outfit.
I personally prefer a slightly unstructured button down dress that is thigh length with 3/4 length sleeves because it works during any season. However the possibilities are endless and I've included a roundup of my favorite dresses at the end of this post to give you some ideas.
If you want to keep it super casual wear it with neutral colored flip flops, white sneakers, or ballet flats. Or – if you want an easy way to elevate your look – add a little height with a wedge sandal, low heel bootie, or pumps (lower than 3 inches).
To accessorize, try a cross body bag and a fedora (if you are going casual) or a clutch and a scarf (for a more elegant look).
Here's my roundup of must-have denim dresses that you can explore directly from the brand or retailer (click to shop).