There’s nothing quite as exciting as a trend that basically gives you permission to wear your comfiest duds in public. Joggers, sweatshirts and even robes have all gotten the fashion world’s stamp of approval and have basically changed the way lazy girls do everyday dressing. Spring’s spin on the cozy-chic trend — the slip dress — looks to be just as promising. The sexy, yet low-key ’90s style staple is one you’ll welcome back into your closet with open arms (alongside those chokers, Doc Martens and berry lipsticks) once you see how fresh updates and accessories make the piece feel current and shed its grunge-era edge. Ahead in this week’s Style Resolutions, you’ll find three easy ways to step up the slinky separate — anytime, anywhere.
How to Wear a Slip Dress for Work
Bring new meaning to casual Fridays by wearing your bed-time best at your nine-to-five. Make the silky slip work overtime by layering it over a classic button-down shirt and cinching the waist with a sleek belt for instant HR-approved polish. Over-the-knee boots — in snakeskin no less — play up the dress’s subtle sex appeal while adding a weather-appropriate element to the getup. For a burst of bright color, toss on a warm woolen coat in playful pink and turquoise evil eye earrings, which also work to keep those workweek blahs at bay. Round out the ensemble with a high-shine shopper, aka the ultimate alternative to a classic tote, and a swipe of white eyeliner that will make those peepers pop.
Zara Floral Camisole Dress ($50) + J.Crew Perfect Shirt in Onyx Dot ($78), Mango Oversize Wool Coat ($120), Sam Edelman Rylan Snake-Print Leather Over-the-Knee Boots ($250 on sale for $175), BCBG Stud Plated Leather Waist Belt ($58 on sale for $29), Lizzie Fortunato Turquoise Evil Eye Studs ($105), Sephora Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner ($25), ASOS Hologram Shopper Beach Bag ($35)
How to Wear a Slip Dress for a Night Out
Take the innerwear-as-outerwear trend to new heights on your next GNO by dressing up your slip’s easy silhouette with accessories that scream party-ready. Ditch the expected statement necklace and dress up your décolletage with doubled up pendants for a balance of bohemian flair. On the shoe front, block heels are a no brainer because you can bring it on the dance floor all night long. While classic black is timeless and undeniably chic, colorful metallics and glam gemstones bring a dash of much-needed energy. Pair your steppers with baby blue socks to keep toes cozy, while taking your entire look in a cool, eclectic direction. Bundle up in a flight jacket with vintage appeal and pull it all together with a babelicious berry lipstick.
Zara Floral Camisole Dress ($50) + Topshop Schott Flight Jacket ($320), ASOS Hijack Embellished Heeled Sandals ($69), ASOS Plain Rib Ankle Socks ($6), Urban Outfitters Medium Printed Pouch ($14), Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour ($25), Dea Dia Rituals Necklace ($115), Liz Law Harmony Gold Necklace ($88)
How to Wear a Slip Dress for the Weekend
Slips lend themselves to layering. A graphic sweatshirt will keep you warm and take your dress in a totally unexpected direction — sports chic. Step it up in metallic sneakers that are decidedly less provocative than strappy heels and perfect for scooting around town on your off days. A convertible mini bag allows you to switch up your look from day to night (we’re partial to its belt bag potential) and sassy pop art pins inject cheeky personality.
Zara Floral Camisole Dress ($50) + H&M Sweatshirt With Printed Design ($25), Nike Air Max Thea Sneakers ($120), Madewell Transport Scarf ($62), Vere Verto Mini Mox ($322 on sale for $74), VERAMEAT Snap Out Of It Pin ($16), VERAMEAT Love Bite Pin $16, Forever21 Square Tortoiseshell Sunglasses ($8)
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