The Year Round Dress

September 3, 2018

Dress / Sunglasses / Shoes

Everyone needs that year round dress you can wear every season that goes with just about everything. It’s also a plus if it doesn’t break the bank and is super comfortable! As you’ll come to find out, I’m a huge fan of Old Navy. In recent years, the quality of their clothes has improved, their designs are more on trend, and their prices really can’t be beat. With my belly growing each month, I really didn’t want to spend a small fortune on buying a whole new maternity wardrobe, so I’ve been heading to Old Navy a lot to grab some pieces both from their regular women’s line and the maternity. This dress I grabbed (in one size larger than my normal pre-pregnancy) because I knew I’d wear it all throughout the 9 months, and most likely post-partum while I work to shed that baby weight.

For summer, I styled it simply in either sandals or sneakers like seen above. We attended the Kansas City Cheifs pre-season game last week (yes, we had a photoshoot in the stadium parking lot – a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do) so I wanted good walking shoes and dressed up the look with some simple Gorjana gold accessories: ring (similar) and bracelet (similar). The nameplate necklace was a bridesmaid gift but Etsy has a ton of gorgeous options. You’ll also find that I love vintage, refurbished Coach bags (the old styles were so much better!) and this is my favorite shop. I’m wearing my all time fav sunglasses (so cheap!) and I threw on a great red lipstick to complete the look. Super easy, effortless and affordable!

As we transition into fall, I plan on pairing the dress with a pair of mules (loves these and these) or loafers with a jean jacket and my favorite bucket bag. I also love pairing a dress like this with my leather jacket that I got in Florence, Italy (similar here and here) when the temps are dropping a bit.

In the winter, I’ll throw on my absolute favorite OTK boots (on major sale right now) or a pair of booties with an awesome blanket scarf (more here, here, here – can never have too many) and coat (more here).

So this dress is perfect to keep hanging in your closet all year round to easily grab and throw on. Some other styles I could see working are this long sleeve fit and flare and this midi. You always want to have solid staples like this in your wardrobe, whether more affordable or a bit on the expensive side – that’s up to you!

Let me know in the comments what your favorite transitional piece of clothing is!