That come-hither slip dress you rocked all summer long? It’s straight-up goals, but the slinky, barely there silhouette isn’t exactly the most practical piece when cooler temps come a knockin’. Luckily, it’s nothing a little layering can’t fix, meaning you can keep rocking that ‘90s style staple right alongside the rest of your fall capsule wardrobe essentials all season long. Below, we’ve transformed a handful of chic slips into five Instababe-approved fall looks that you can call upon for any occasion.
How to Transition a Desk-to-Dinner Slipdress
Introducing desk-to-drinks dressing at its best. Usher your on-the-job attire into full-on fall territory by calling upon a palette of dark moody hues, like antique gold and dramatic burgundy. Your slinky slip becomes an essential on-duty layering piece, adding an ultra-feminine edge to a dainty floral blouse. Luxe velvet fabric adds a touch of visual intrigue to the look, while glitzy drop earrings strike the perfect balance between polish and pizzazz, transitioning your look seamlessly from boardroom to wine bar like that.
How to Transition an Evening Slipdress
Do like the It girls do and take your slip along on your next after-hours adventure. While you could rock the flirtatious frock solo, a glitzy gold blouse is ideal for infusing this color-block beauty with party-ready feels. Skip the expected stilettos and step into a pair of souped-up ankle boots that will bring a note of don’t-mess edge to your GNO ensemble, while keeping feet happy as you kill it out on the dance floor.
How to Transition an Off-Duty Slipdress
Nailing off-duty cool is as easy as swapping out your tried-and-true tees and jeans for a lace-trimmed slip and a handful of athleisure essentials. Play the layering game and pop a modern zip-front pullover under a sultry lace-trimmed dress, then proceed to pair with metallic sneakers and geometric baubles for an effortless look that’s ready to take you from the Saturday morning flea market to a late-night gig.
How to Transition a Sophisticated Slipdress
Be it a much-anticipated exhibition or opening night of a buzz-worthy show, your slip will see you through. For max sophistication (plus a touch of Alexa Chung elegance), layer a light-colored slip over an embroidered high-neck blouse. Victorian-esque booties and an embellished jacket deliver a healthy dose of old-world glamour without compromising on RN ‘tude. Round out the outfit with modern asymmetric earrings and a structured top handle satchel.
How to Transition a Plaid Slipdress
Unleash your inner grunge goddess with an edgy plaid slip that will give your boyfriend jeans a run for their money. Instead of teaming it with a standard tee, up the ante with a rib knit sweater top and step into a pair of statement sneakers (think: OMG-worthy embellishments, luxe suede or quicksilver panels). Laid-back cool comes in the form of a shearling-trimmed denim jacket and a classic beanie that’s perfect for hiding day-three — or maybe even day-four — hair.
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