Picture this: It’s a crisp Tuesday, and you regret not bringing a jacket along with you. Wasn’t it 90 degrees less than 48 hours ago? Your lazy lakeside weekend is starting to feel like a distant memory, and that back-to-school shopping list lingers in the back of your mind.
Late summer is on the horizon, and soon, you’ll find yourself in transition—in terms of the weather, your pace of life, and of course, your wardrobe. For some of us, such ambiguity presents exciting styling opportunities—hello, chunky sweaters with shorts. For others, this in-between time is downright confusing. To which we say: Don’t stress—wear a dress.
Think about it: Dresses are the ultimate one-and-done outfits. Slip one on, choose a pair of shoes, and head out the door. If you’re wary of the weather, grab a go-to layer. Sound like a plan? Scroll to see eight of our favorite lightweight, easy-to-layer dresses—otherwise known as effortless outfits you can rely on this August and beyond.