Transition your wardrobe? No need. These clothes work year-round, perfect for limited space and storage. (Not to mention, your budget.)
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Great Shift Dress
Whether printed or solid, a shift dress will win you style points every time. Pair with strappy wedges for a fun summer look or heels for work. When the weather gets a bit cooler, wear with tights and flats or boots and cardigan for an easy, pretty look that’s weekend or work appropriate.
Calvin Klein Begonia Striped Knit Shift Dress, $90, bluefly.com
Sheer, Flowy Top
Even with sleeves, a sheer top that drapes and moves with your body will keep you cool and comfortable, even in high heat. Pair with skirts and shorts in warmer weather, and jeans and pants towards the fall. Don’t be afraid to mix texture and material: these tops look great with leather or tweed.
Equipment Signature Spotted Hyde Blouse, $218, revolveclothing.com
Full, Swingy Skirt
Nothing is quite as figure-flattering for every body shape as a full skirt. It balances out a heavy top and gives curves to smaller girls. Wear with sandals and a tank top in the summer and spring and transition it into fall and winter with tights, sweaters, boots and an infinity scarf.
Musee Rodin Skirt, $35, modcloth.com
Little Black Dress
We know, we know, but we want to hit you over the head with the fact that every closet needs a little black dress. I mean, do we even need to say more?
Flutter-Sleeve Ponte Black Dress, $98, thelimited.com
Leather shorts are amazingly transitional (who knew?). Pair them with flats and a sheer top for spring get-togethers, and tights, boots and a chunky sweater for a cool fall and winter look.
Free People Vegan Leather Shorts, $98, freepeople.com
Throw in your bag for when the temps start cooling at night and layer with t-shirts and button-down shirts for when the temps really set in.
Mix Knit Sweater, $23, Forever21.com