The always fashionable actress Diane Kruger caused a frenzy in the fashion community when she was spotted this past May wearing an $18 Forever 21 dress at the airport. She accessorized her little gray number with a tan hat, round shades and black platform heels (a comfortable but fashionable choice for the airport, no?) And sure, we all love seeing a celebrity sporting less expensive brands, but the real star of the story is that knit dress. A knit dress is easy-to-wear and very versatile, making it an ideal piece as you transition your summer wardrobe for cooler weather.
Fall fashion is all about layering. Dress up a mid-length knit dress like Kruger’s for work with a blazer and chunky heels. You will not only look polished and professional, but your feet will appreciate the break from the standard high heel. Make the same dress your new weekend go-to piece by pairing it with a denim jacket and sneakers.
A knit sweater dress is great for the weekends too. Lounge on the couch in your comfy, oversized sweater and when you go out for the night, throw on your favorite boots and you’ve got a perfectly chic, effortless look.
When the weather gets really cold, pile on the scarves and jackets up top and opt for tights and lined boots on bottom to stay cozy-warm. A knit dress in a neutral, like gray, black or brown, will work with all of your fall accessories, no matter the pattern or print. Choose a red plaid scarf to channel a preppy, school-girl look or pair your dress with a houndstooth bag for a bit of uptown “oomph”.