For since, like, ever, denim has been relegated to the world of bottoms. Granted, it’s slowly made its way up to our top half in pairs of overalls and button-ups, but for the most part we (and our mothers) have been wearing it to cover our stems. Give denim free reign this fall by picking up a dress composed of the all-American textile. You might be surprised how light, versatile and chic it can be. From totally casual to totally office, there’s a denim dress for your style. I can’t wait to add it to the mix for my late summer/fall looks.
Pinafores are traditionally little frilly aprons worn by little girls. This dress takes a youthful shape and pairs it with a classic print. Oh, and there's pockets. Wear this with Chucks.
$59.40 at ASOS.
Just the Top
This bustier-topped frock pairs light and dark, loose movement and defined construction, sexy and sweet. It's hard to get all this in a look without going over the top. But this hits the right note, for sure.
$37.33 at ASOS.
Think peplums are going somewhere, like in the "over it" trend bin? Think again. This number is one to transition from day to night with a simple change of shoes and a switch between office blazer and LLJ (little leather jacket).
$118 at Shopbop.
Okay, there is one acceptable way for you to get stoned, and it's when you're wearing a throwback denim look in the 80s loved finish. Think this might be a little on the short side? All you have to do is think of its layering possibilities. The button front makes it a serious contender for your maxi looks.
$88 at Nasty Gal.
If you've yet to give cut-outs a try, don't let the last days of summer fly by without doing it. Side cuts like this are chic, never cheap. Keep it classy and you'll be sure to turn heads in the right way. The shirt front styling of this dress helps to keep it cute instead of gauche.
$47.52 at ASOS.
It's simple, it has those pockets a girl can't help but love, and it's perfect to wear for all of your everday occasions. Wear it with kitten heels and a statement necklace for casual drinks and dinner in the hood.
$34.99 at Mango.
Belt this and create a blouson. Double belt it at the waist for major definition. Belt it at the hips to bring attention to your most feminine assets. Wear it long, wear it short, wear it over or under jackets and sweaters. You get the idea.
$99 at Far Fetch.
Who says denim can't be colorful? Let this little number be the perfect argument against all black and blue looks.
$34.99 at Piperlime.
This looks like a gorgeous way to spend an ultra hot day. A loose, lightweight shift is the only answer at the end of August, and this one will look adorable with a leather jacket and boots in September, too.
$89.95 at Anthropologie.