Another Wednesday my friends! And that means it’s time for a new installment of my mini style series (catch part I here) and this week I’m finally talking all about my favorite new midi dress I’m taking into fall. As I’ve mentioned about a dozen or so times in the past, I love a piece that is super versatile since no day is exactly the same for me and I tend to go from errand running to playground to date night without time to change. So when it comes to dresses I’m all about the ones that can be easily dressed up or down with the right accessories.
I’ve had ‘navy fitted midi dress’ on my radar for a while but I was looking for the right one. I needed something that wasn’t too form fitting (trust me, I’m not going clubbing anytime soon) but that wasn’t a paper sack. I also wanted it to have side slits and hit below the knee, and be a comfortable crew or v-neck for easy everyday wear. Now, I did first spy this perfect one in navy from Everlane, but sadly they sold out in my size with no sign of a restock any time soon. So I did a little research and found this similar dupe from Banana Republic.
In past years I can count on one hand the number of navy items I’ve owned. It’s not that it’s not a pretty color, it is. And it’s not that I dislike it, I was just always more drawn to dark, moody wine colors and soft warm mauves over navy for fall and winter while sticking to light airy colors for spring and summer. But then it dawned on me that like black or gray, navy really has no season. It’s perfectly seasonless and can move from temperature to temperature if you just layer it up or down a notch. And also similar to black, it can be extremely elegant or an easy everyday color depending on what accessories you pair it with. It’s sort of the perfect color and so unassuming.
This particular dress runs a tad on the looser side so I went with a XS but could have even gone down 1 size had they made it smaller. They do offer it in petite online and I am curious where the length is at with that style. Here I paired the look 3 ways for you but I have already worn it at least 3 other ways in the past few weeks I’ve owned it. I have worn it a few times both as a perfect date night look and a casual everyday look with a baseball cap. I have yet to wear it with a chunky sweater over it and booties as we are stuck somewhere between 85-91 degrees these days but eventually I will be pairing it with sweaters and boots. It is a perfect medium weight and is airy enough for warm summer days while thick enough to transition into fall soon.
Do you have similar pieces in your wardrobe that are super versatile? Would you wear them for running errands and date night alike? Drop me a line, I’m always so curious to know how others are styling similar pieces!