One thing you can't survive fall without is clever layering. While we admit a dress and tights look great together, there are only so many times you can pull off the same look before you're totally bored. When you’re digging through your closet trying to decide what to pair together, sometimes it takes a little fresh inspiration to change things up. Which is why we've been pleasantly surprised by one of fashion week's biggest trends—dresses worn over pants. Style stars have put their own spins on the style in just about every city. Some combinations feel great for every day, like jeans and a shirtdress. Others are more unexpected, wide-leg trousers with a midi for example. What makes this trend particularly appealing is that depending on what you pull from your wardrobe, it can feel casual or fancy. Plus, it's a great way to breathe new life into old staples.
Read on for dress-over-pant inspiration, then shop a few combinations we're loving right now!
Cropped denim and a shirtdress are polished enough to wear to work but relaxed enough for weekends.
Let a hint of denim peek out from under a maxi dress.
A sheer dress layered with a sweater adds a feminine touch.
Mix similar hues for a look that's eye-catching without being over the top.
A structured dress looks polished paired with trousers.
A romantic sheer dress feels appropriate for daytime when paired with jeans and boots.
Let jeans peek out from under an embellished dress.
Don't be afraid to play with cool prints and unexpected layering.