As a concept, "transitional dressing" is dumb—you can wear whatever you want whenever you want with some imagination and a bit of clever layering. But for those of us who would like to put off summer's arrival as long as possible/are just really into slip dresses and their sweater-y, layer-y accoutrements ATM, here are eight ideas to try right now.
Always a good trick for de-sexifying an evening piece you want to wear during the day. Leigh Lezark's trompe l'oeil Moschino dress has a white shirt built in, but you can fake it with next-to-zero effort. Big sleeves wouldn't hurt.
That bro-y staple was a micro-trend during the fall shows (fashion people, amirite?), probably because they're warm and Vuitton-y. Layer yours under a frilly, floral slip dress to lessen the Little House on the Prairie vibe.
There's no better last hurrah for your velvet pants than when they're peeking out from under a silky slip worn over one of those Lurex sleeveless turtlenecks you collected this winter. Veda FTW.
When your dad asks you "What the hell is that?" re: your date-night outfit, Dries van Noten's totally transparent shirtdress is your answer. (Psst. COS has made really great ones in the past.)
The bomber and the slip dress are like the Zayn and Gigi of real-people fashion right now. Dare you to find a more perfect union than this Wang look.
One time I saw French model Aymeline Valade wearing a Calvin Klein slip dress with a sweater over it. So...you get the rest.
Your '60s brocade evening coat over a slip dress = a bit too precious. Your leather jacket = fine, but kind of been-there-done-that. Ground the look with an anorak (Burberry or not) or a flappy robe.
In the same vein, rough up the slip dress even more with heavier fabrics like flannel and wool à la Mimu Maxi. What better sendoff for your turtleneck?