How to Style Your Summer Dress through Fall, Part I

This week, I'm going to take a basic black summer dress and show you 3 ways to style it to take it from summer to fall.

If your office is business casual and you aren't quite ready to put away your summer dresses, this is the series for you.

I will post a new style of the same dress on Monday (today), Wednesday, and Friday, so come back each day to see the results.

Style #1:

For this look, I resisted the urge to add a lot of summer color. Instead I paired this basic black summer dress with a heavy brown belt and gladiator sandals. The only pop of color is in my accessories. This look is perfect for the "fall" weather that doesn't quite feel like fall yet.

How would you pair this black summer dress with fall colors?

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