I Know These Dresses Are Great, Because I Own All 5 of Them

The chill is starting to set, but that shouldn't mean you have to retire your favorite dresses. It's a capsule wardrobe item that features heavily in my wardrobe all year round, and I often wear the same pieces during different seasons thanks to some clever styling tricks and layering. The midi—in its many guises—has to be my favorite style of all. Whether teamed with trainers, boots, or loafers during fall, I find it’s the most versatile thing to wear.

Right now you can update your dresses in the simplest of ways: fasten a looser-fit summer dress with a wide waist belt or throw a chunky cardigan on, for example. I also love to wear my dresses under one of my two favorite jackets: A blazer or a leather biker jacket will always look current. Then there's the excellent layering tool I've come to rely upon: a long-sleeve roll-neck is the perfect layering piece for those more revealing frocks you might have worn during the heat wave.

Keep reading to see my favorite fall dresses and how I'm styling them for the here and now.