photography by Caroline Cohenour
If I’ve learned anything about dressing during my capsule wardrobe experimentation, it’s that well-loved essentials are imperative. (Just ask me about my favorite v-neck tee. I own, um, a lot.) When you have quality items that make you look and feel great, the (frequent) moments of blindly staring into the abyss of your closet suddenly vanish. Although I’m not officially wearing a summer capsule, my practice of fewer, yet better things has stuck like glue.
A solid guideline is to own lovely, simple garments that you can wear in almost any situation. For me, that means clean lines and solid colors, as I personally use accessories like scarves and jewelry to spice up an outfit.
Take Marie Hell dresses, for example. Oh, they are so lovely. The fit is fantastic – every style has the exact same silhouette from the armhole down, and will not stretch, sag, or lose its shape. Neither straight or A-line, nor clingy or dowdy…the fit is sooooo good.
The TIED and CRAVE dresses are absolutely timeless – I simply can’t imagine a style era in which a delicate halter or crew neckline wouldn’t be well loved. However, the best part about these dresses isn’t just the shape…the fabric is divine. Heavy enough to drape the body beautifully, yet perfect for all seasons. The styling possibilities are countless!
Here’s the TIED dress in White.
clutch: clare v. shoes: joie bracelet: bebe’s
And the Crave Dress in Black.
hat: aritzia purse: clare v. bracelets: julie vos sandals: no. 6
necklace: gorjana lip color: bite beauty matte lip crayon in fraise
If you’re looking for a dress that can take you from a casual lunch to cocktails, I highly suggest checking out Marie Hell’s line. Also, I was recently featured in their STYLED BY section if you want to check it out!
Dresses courtesy of Marie Hell.
MelissaAugust 6, 2015 at 10:29 am
Love your nude shoes! Where did you get them?
whoorlAugust 6, 2015 at 10:51 am
Thank you – all items I’m wearing are linked in the post.
KaoleeAugust 6, 2015 at 1:56 pm
I love that black dress! So simple but so chic!
Carter FellersAugust 11, 2015 at 1:20 pm
Thanks for the Bebe’s link on the gold bracelet!