The smartest wardrobes are made of pieces that can be styled in countless ways, dressed up or dressed down. One of my favorite go-to closet staples is this black shift dress from Nordstrom. Not only is it under $100 ($89!), but it’s so easy to wear that you’ll get your money’s worth faster than you realize!
A black dress exists for every season, and this one was made for casual summer days and nights. Nordstrom always has a great assortment of quick, throw-on dresses like this, which is why it’s the first place I look when I’m in need! This is the kind of simple shift dress you can wear to run errands throughout the day and switch out your sneakers for heels when night falls, and it’s time to socialize. Personally, I love pairing it with these classic black sandals by Steve Madden and applying the finishing touch with a great handbag.
For day time, it works perfectly with a denim jacket (either on or tied around your waist) and a cute pair of sneakers like these Golden Goose. Shorts and shirts during the summer lose their charm after a while, so it’s always smart to have alternatives ready to go like simple, casual dresses, and I can’t recommend Nordstrom enough for exactly that. I also love the exposed zip closure on the back of this dress—it elevates it just enough to set it apart from your typical black shift dress. It also comes in purple and red if you’re feeling bold!
Photos: Arielle Levy
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