I love fanciful layering and baggy jeans outfits just as much as the next person, but there’s something to be said about the ease of an everyday dress. Effortless and versatile, with high impact style, it’s my go-to wardrobe solution when I can’t be bothered to think long and hard about my outfit, and when time is of the essence. The beauty of the everyday dress is that it toes the line between elevated and casual; with the switch of a shoe or necklace, it can carry you from running weekend errands to Sunday brunch.
When warmer weather rolls around I buy them in almost every color and pattern: black for low-key days and exuberant prints for when I’m feeling flashy. The trick is to go for looser-fitting silhouettes with just enough dramatic detail that basically does the “styling” for you. Think ruffled hemlines, big sleeves, and exaggerated shapes. From there, add a few trendy accessories like bold metal earrings, a baguette bag, or strappy sandals and you have yourself a bonafide lewk. There’s a lot of styles on my personal shopping list, so scroll below to see them all. A bonus: they’re all also under $50.