When it comes to shopping – even for special occasions, versatility is my highest priority. I just know something belongs in my closet when I can envision myself wearing it in more than one way. That means focusing on pieces that I can dress down during the day and up for the evening when shopping for clothes. It’s especially crucial in the summer when I have a tendency to cave into fleeting trends for all the fun gatherings I have to attend. I’m sure your social calendar is just as jam-packed with getaways, dinner dates and more, so I wanted to highlight the five most versatile pieces that require little styling when you need outfits that go from day to night. I personally love shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue for multi-purpose outfits. They offer such a wide selection of quality dresses, tops, and bottoms along with various shoes and accessories, so you can find an entire fit with no effort. Scroll on for my picks.
When I’m shopping for dress styles that go seamlessly from one occasion to the next, I keep a close eye on casual elements, like cotton textures or a fit-and-flare silhouette. Saks has a wide range of dresses in an array of fabrics, styles and colorways. You can filter by color, length, designer, material and more on their site to find the ideal one for you. I ended up going with this super cute Staud mini. It’s perfect with flats during the day but you can take it up a notch for a night out with heels and a leather jacket.
If you’re looking for ensembles that require no changing from dawn to dusk, block heels are your best friend. Shoes, like these from Schutz, go well with denim, trousers and dresses alike, so you can wear them anywhere. Not only that but they’re comfortable beyond belief. I love how the cork sole conforms to my feet and provides extra cushion.
Woven bags have a tendency to lean casual, but if you opt for the right size and shape, they can totally pass for an evening bag. A small to medium size body with a short top handle will usually do the trick. This Cult Gaia Tote is the perfect example.
Denim is a year-round essential for day to night dressing because it can be modified in a variety of ways. The beauty of summer denim is that a range of fits are trending, from trouser-like flared jeans to cropped straight-leg cuts. Saks carries the trendiest styles that you can dress up or down with the simple change of a top or shoes.
A collared button-up shirt is one of the most versatile pieces you can have in your wardrobe. For a day look, just pair it with wide leg pants and drape a cardigan over your shoulders. Then come nighttime, leave a few buttons undone with a lace bralette underneath. You can wear this top with faux leather pants or a miniskirt for an understated, sexy look.
This post is sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue.