When the month of August finally arrives tomorrow (along with a few more weeks of scorching temperatures) adopting the policy that ‘less is more’ becomes widely accepted in a number of categories. That rings true especially in reference to getting dressed.
While we are not condoning the tasteless baring of skin – including too-short denim shorts and bikinis in place of shirts – might we suggest the simple brilliance of the slip dress? Fitting for both a weekend on Fire Island or an average Tuesday at the office, this basic design is anything but basic. First of all, it functions brilliantly on its own, paired only with heeled sandals and a little leather tote. But it also plays well with further layers, like a denim jacket or a waist-cinching leather belt. And definitely consider adding a gold choker necklace to the look.
For this weekend, scoop up Apiece Apart’s Luna Slip Dress, with a ruffle detail that gives it a dressy touch. Featuring a hemline that hits mid-calf, it’s also appropriately modest, without being too boring.
Perhaps the best thing about slip dresses is that they don’t need to be exclusively worn in the summer. Rather, they can transition into fall with a light sweater or a button-down top. They even segue into the coldest winter months with a pair of tights, some leather boots and a cozy jacket. Take a look at how Apiece Apart styled the Luna for the cold.
A camel coat might not be the most favorable item to think about during a heat wave, but it does look rather smart with the slip dress that will be a necessity this weekend.