Yep, it’s this black silk tee dress. It’s got a bit of a minimalist boho vibe here in this outfit, paired with my knit vest and clogs. But it’s done so much more — it’s handled everything I’ve thrown at it.
For example, a few weekends ago, I was getting ready to go to a dear friend’s wedding. I keep a small rotation of fancy outfits on hand for weddings and special occasions, but I haven’t needed them much in the past year or so. I should have seen it coming, but when I went to get dressed for the wedding, two of the three dresses no longer fit.
The dress that still fit was a little too fancy, and time was ticking — I had about 45 minutes until I needed to leave for the wedding.
So what did I turn to? This dress. I paired it with a statement necklace, some nude heels and a little clutch.
And you know what? It worked like a charm. It’s basic, but it still got a ton of compliments.
Then just recently, I wore it with flip flops and a straw hat to run errands. I ended up stopping by my parent’s house, which turned into playing around in the backyard with my nieces and nephews.
And you know what? It worked like a charm then too. I mean, I might not recommend running around outside and sweating profusely in it all the time, but it worked.
What about washing it, you ask?
It’s silk, which often means dry clean only. But I usually ignore dry clean only labels — although it’s best to test wash a tiny spot before ignoring that label completely.
Instead, I either steam it with my travel steamer or hand wash it with this gentle soap. There are a few tricks to washing silk by hand, but once you get the hang of it, it’s easy. Here are some great instructions on how to hand wash silk.
I’m curious, what’s the most versatile piece you’ve found in your closet? I’m all about finding those flexible pieces so I’d love to hear about it! Do you have anything you can dress up for an evening event and dress down for the daytime too?
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01 / Dress gifted by Everlane (made responsibly, almost sold out, but I bet they’ll restock) | Almost the exact same dress here (made in the USA) | Similar tank version and long sleeve version (both made responsibly)