By the time this post goes live I will have started my first day of the 2016-2017 academic year. At 7:25am. I'll probably be half asleep.
I was pretty late to the slip dress trend. I might not even have been on the trend at this time if Fame & Partners hadn't stepped in by gifting me with this beautiful button-front slip dress. I spend 99.9% of my days in jeans and a t-shirt. I just really like being comfortable. This underwear-as-outerwear trend is just too great to pass up, so I decided to give my jeans a break for the day and step out in this dressier look instead.
With button-front and open back details, this silky number is a statement piece. I wanted to make sure that I kept the styling simple and not overly dressy. I opted for cutout boots from Jeffrey Campbell, a choker from Amarilo, and beachy waves. For a more casual look I could have paired the dress with a white sneaker (like my go-to Stan Smith's) and light wash denim jacket.
As different as this look was from my usual go-to outfit, I have to admit that I felt really great in it. The more reserved front is balanced out by the T-back, and the fabric moves beautifully. My introduction to slip dresses also meant an introduction to Fame & Partners, the incredible Australian-born dress co. that prides itself in its made-to-order, anti-waste business model. Each piece is completely customizable. Want that maxi dress to be a midi? Done. What about thin straps to replace the thick ones that usually come with the dress? Copy that. This site is a dream-come-true.
With Fall right around the corner, I can't wait to style this dress layered with a turtleneck underneath, or with a chunky knit sweater thrown over the top. I'm going to be wearing this gorgeous piece all-year-round. (Want to add some sweaters to your wardrobe? Check out last week's knitwear wishlist post for some ideas!)