Despite the icy currents your office building’s robust A/C system may be blowing your way, we’re actually between new seasons now, transitioning from the dog days of summer to the earliest mentions of fall. And with that, dressing can become a bit perplexing.
Do you still grab for a sundress, despite the prickly winds? Is linen acceptable or a sad reminder that you only have three “summer Fridays” left on the calendar? Happily, there’s a simple, totally stylish answer to all of these conundrums: thedenim dress.
A requisite frock for the warmer months ever since Claudia Schiffer poured herself into a Guess Jeans mini to the hit the beach in the early nineties, the denim dress’s lightweight but edgy texture is a perennial must-have that seamlessly shifts with the mercurial temps. As Vogue’s Kelly Connor explains, “It’s the perfect item to buy now, since with denim (for the most part) you don’t have to commit to a season. In the words of Mr. Michael Kors, it is ‘trans-season’!” Yes, by simply trading beachy espadrilles for a sturdier pair of boots or throwing a biker jacket over your shoulders, an indigo dress can prepare you for whichever way the wind—or the air conditioning shaft—may blow.