When we were in Chicago a month, or so, ago, I picked up this navy dress from Club Monaco. The detailed sleeves and transitional qualities have me grabbing this dress repeatedly, when in need for something chic to wear! Comfort is key for me and most of the time you can find me in a basic tee and good jeans. However, I love how this dress is the perfect transitional piece from Summer to Fall.
When shopping for new pieces to add to my closet I have a few key things I look for. First up is color and style. I naturally gravitate towards neutrals and shades of pink. Navy is a huge color for me and probably one of the only colors, other than pink and red, in my wardrobe. This dress display the perfect shade of dusty navy. I knew that this color would cary me from Summer to Fall easily and fashionably! As far as the style of an item, I like to make sure this piece is something that will be flattering on me. Now I never say never, but chances are you won’t be seeing me rock a crop top anytime soon. For one, its just not my style and they also just don’t fit my body type that well.
Second is definitely versatility. Once I am captivated by a color, or style, I instantly think about how versatile this item of clothing will be. Will it be able to transition from season to season? Can I style it different ways? Is it adaptable for different climates? How much wear, will I really, be able to get out of this piece? I have no problem in investing in pieces that I know will last. Personally, I would rather purchase something that costs a little more, but I know I will be able to wear over, and over, throughout the coming years and seasons.
I’m excited to style this dress for fall with these ankle boots! It will look great with a classic trench and these pumps pair perfectly with it! I have a feeling you will be seeing this beauty quite often here on the blog and on my Instagram account! What is your nonnegotiable when it comes to picking out something new for your closet?
Photography by Tiffany Sigmon