Slip Into Something More Comfortable
The Slip Dress has been one of my favorite trends for a few seasons. At first I was skeptical that wearing the equivalent of a nightgown could work for me in my actual day-to-day life particularly in the daylight hours. However, this idea of slip and pajama dressing has been speaking to me for a few years. If the Slip Dress has a spirit animal she is a very cool, sexy and elegant cat. What I learned by watching some of the daring early adopters of slip dressing, is that a basic slip dress is a fashion gals dream-- serving as a blank canvas of sorts upon which or underneath which one can have a styling field day!
One of the questions I ask myself before making a purchase is “Does this work with something I already own?” If the answer is “yes”, it comes home (yes, I still love to shop in physical stores ). Or, I’ll ask myself “If I don’t own the missing ingredients, how hard are they to find?”
For me the resounding answer was “YES”, I own so much that works with slip dresses- so many options, so little time!”
My love affair with slip dresses has been growing at a consistent rate. I continually find new ways to imagine them and occasions they make sense for; from your average Starbucks run on a Saturday with Stan Smiths and a striped tee underneath, to a glamorous night out with chic sandals and fun jewelry. Hey Slipdress, if you’re looking for a publicist, I’m available.
I took baby steps and started with the mandatory basic black slip dress, and after receiving a black belt in styling this LBD, I then graduated, to a dress I like to call “Pale Pink Perfection” by Frame while visiting their store in LA. Not that I’m counting BUT I think I’ve worn this Frame dress 15 times already and it’s never been worn the same way twice. I was so inspired by my own cost-per-wear situation, that I decided this was exactly the thing I needed to explore on the Today Show. Here are my 4 favorite ways to wear a slip dress right now!
- ALONE - embrace it. It should be comfortable. Pair with easy slide sandals and feel free to stay close to Mother Earth #chic- this could be Birkenstocks (they’re BACK!!) to a jeweled slide sandal ala Lanvin but not; have fun with your accessories #lifemantra. I love a simple scarf at the neck, a great pair of earrings or keep it simple with minimal personal jewelry
- I WOKE UP LIKE THIS CAUSAL - Layer over a clean white crewneck tee shirt. I love the tees from Rag and Bone and Majestic. Wear a great pair of sneakers. If you haven’t purchased white sneakers there’s still time. If it’s cold, layer your blue denim or black leather jacket on top!
- MAKE IT LOOK LIKE A TWO PIECE - Layer a sweater or sweatshirt on top. My favorite is one that is a little oversized and you can wear “flashdance style” and expose one of the dress straps. I love a good hoop with this look with a heeled sandal, pump or cute pair of ankle booties.
- CHIC LAYERS- Layer something fabulous on top. I vote for a deconstructed layering piece like a soft fashion trench (so many good ones out there at all price points) or a kimono style robe. Embrace the utter glamour and cool factor of it all!
Here are some pictures of me slipping all over town. Enjoy