A Street Style Guide on How to Wear a Slip Dress in Fall Without Freezing

Most of us think our prized slip dresses are on borrowed time once we hit September. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We’re all for stretching our dollars by embracing seasonless dressing and leave it to the street style set to make a convincing case for rocking slip dresses straight through fall.

We’ve already seen how they extend the life of their denim cutoffs and bike shorts by working in a few fall-appropriate touches. A slinky slip dress can also be easily styled to withstand fall’s unpredictable weather. So you don’t need to fret about freezing your butt (or arms, or legs) off for the sake of fashion when wearing the versatile silhouette.

Here are the ways to wear a slip dress long after Labor Day courtesy of our favorite street style stars.

Button-Down Boudoir

This ensemble is so chic that it could almost be worn to work — provided HR is alright with negligee-inspired pieces. A neutral button-down elevates the sexy style while keeping your arms warm. You can still sport sandals in early fall, but as the season progresses, trade them in for square-toe boots.

Light Layers

Make the most of warm fall days by simply layering a T-shirt underneath your best slip dress. Cinch your waist with a belt and add some weight with dark socks and chunky sneakers. Black kicks suit the season better than flimsy sandals.

Double Play

Yes, you can rock a sheer dress and a slip dress simultaneously. Layer them to keep warm and punctuate the twofer with chunky wedge boots to celebrate the new season.