I love an elegant dress that can be worn all year long! Regardless of the weather or the occasion.
And when I think about some of my favorites that I wear the most often, they all have a few things in common. They are solid. A quality fabric that can be worn in any weather. And they all have some sort of sleeve. These 3 things ensure that the dress will provide elegance year-round.
It does not have to be a little black dress either. But I do prefer to stick to neutrals (black, navy, cream and beige).
You all know how much I love and adore a fun flirty dress in a bright color or print. However, I swap those in and out based on the season. And they tend to be pieces that are trendy.
But when I saw this Alice + Olivia dress I knew that it would be one of those year around staples in my closet. I love the asymmetrical hem, the v-neck and the zipper down the back. It’s also navy, has sleeves and is lined. Essentially it has all 3 of my musts for a year around item. Plus some unique detailing that makes it extra.
It’s a dress that I’ve already worn to meetings, events (like the Brides of North Texas 10th Anniversary party) and to a cocktail party. As a wedding and event planner this is a dress that I can also wear to work meetings and to wedding rehearsals. Which is always a huge bonus when I buy a new dress.
When I shop I like to pick out accessories that I can also wear all year too. It is a great strategy for building a wardrobe. A classic nude pump and a timeless handbag are my go-to’s. No matter what season it is, or what the occasion is, a look like this will transcend time.
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