No matter the season, it goes without saying that some of the simplest and most convenient pieces in my wardrobe are my dresses. In summer, I throw one on and run out the door with barely a thought because they’re the most practical item one can wear while summer temps blaze. In winter, the added thought is only to slip into a pair of tights and maybe layer a turtleneck underneath. No matter the season, however, dresses are always complicated by one thing: coats. In the summer, temperatures can swing from 90 degrees midday to 65 degrees at night in the blink of an eye and heading straight from the office to après-work drinks means bringing a coat along to combat the evening chill. In fall and winter, a coat practically becomes part of your outfit as you need one to even step out the door.
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