If you want to get the most out of your wardrobe, invest in neutral closet staples that can be worn multiple ways, with accessories of all kinds.

A basic white dress, for example, can be dressed up for business functions or date nights, or it can be dressed down for a casual stroll around town.


For a dressier look, pair the dress with heels or wedges, a sleek handbag (or one with a fun print for summer) and one or two statement accessories like a necklace or a bold pop of color on your lips.

Dress: Vince Drape Shift Dress, Cake Boutique

Necklace: Take Apart Pretty Things + Revamp, Collarbone

Lips: Too Faced Melted Liquified Long-Wear Lipstick, Sephora

Shoes: Michael Kors Reagan Wegde Sandal, Nordstrom

Handbag: South Poplar Street Francis, Kate Spade



Pair it with flat, strappy sandals and a wide-brimmed sunhat for a look that's hot for a casual evening outdoors. A pop of light coral on the lips and a delicate bracelet add subtle detail, while a printed tote kicks the fun factor up a notch. 

Dress: Vince Drape Shift Dress, Cake Boutique

Hat: Rarotonga Sun Hat, Anthropologie

Lips: Maybelline Color Elixir in Nude Illusion, Target

Sandals: American Rag Tara Flat Sandals, Macy's

Bracelet: Gold Pyrite Bracelet, Katie Waltman

Tote: The Simple Tote in Riad Weave, Madewell