When I find a formula that works – and by ‘works’ I mean comfy and easy with juuuust enough style to check that box – I tend to stick to it. Even better (worse?), I’ll iterate on it. Which is how I end in sneakers, jeans, and a leather jacket most of the time.
In my defense….sometimes my sneakers are blue. I KNOW. #lifeontheedge
My latest sartorial furrow (thesaurus: rut) involves a little black dress, the Most Expected of the Expected Wardrobe Pieces, and yet: it works (see earlier definition).
I maintain that my twist on this classic is worth mentioning because ONE, there are some seriously interesting LBD-meets-a-tshirt dresses out there (and as everyone knows, they are one of the best kinds of dresses, second only to Those With Pockets) and TWO I’ve been wearing mine with sneakers and comfort sandals and they STILL manage to maintain some level of chic.
Obviously one could dress them up with high heels and look amazing, but WHERE’S THE CHALLENGE IN THAT, PEOPLE??
Lastly, black is so good at camouflage, that I’ve been a little more daring in the dress department than I’d usually be.
Here are my two current favorites (spoiler alert: if you follow me on IG, @shanachristine, you will not be surprised)….as well as a little roundup of my favorite little black day dresses right now.
The One That I Wear To The Farmers’ Market
dress: Abercrombie Cutout Midi Dress (size XS for reference)
shoes: Nike LunarGlide 8
sunglasses: Warby Parker ‘Ormsby’
The Almost Bodycon One (Thank Goodness For Strategic Ruching)
dress – Leith Ruched Body-Con Tank Dress
bracelet – Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet
Incidentally, that last set of photos were the reason I started seeking out spray tans in Philly, haha. (Baked is my fav, if you’re interested.) I did add a warm filter to prevent blinding anyone with my white legs. #myeyes #MYEYES
Shop My Fav Everyday (Yet Interesting) Black Dresses
Ok – to make it on the below list, these dresses had to be either a tshirt material, cotton, or linen. None of that polyester because SUMMER, MAN. Also, they either had to have some sort of interesting detail, a personal love affair, or just a seriously spot-on fit.