Denim Tunic Does Triple Duty in Fall Weather

One of the things that is hard for us Midwest ladies is that during Fall, one day it is cloudy and 50 degrees and then the next sunny, beautiful and 80.  So it can difficult to anticipate your Fall wardrobe needs.  Equally challenging can be pulling together a casual look that is cute enough to wear to brunch but comfortable enough to stroll the streets as you savor the last sunny and warm days.

I think I have found the perfect piece to add to your wardrobe that can help you navigate Fall's varied temperatures while not breaking the bank.

She's Cool 3/4-Sleeve Pleated Front Dress
$21.99 at overstock.com
To Buy

I will admit...on it's own it looks a Little House on the Prairie.  But with some sophisticated styling, this dress can be the foundation to an outfit you can wear in any weather Fall throws at you.

On your 80 degree days, just do the dress on it's own with a great belt and flat.

Betsey Johnson Women's Circle Weave Mini Studded Belt
$25.99 at overstock.com
To Buy

The dress has a tie belt.  Either tie the bow of it so the loops are long and then tuck them inside themselves to basically hide it or tie it until the bow is small enough to lay under belt.  Put your wider belt over bow and it should hide.  If you want to go one step further, cut the ties shorter.

Add a flat and you are done for fun in the sun.

BP. Frankie Flat
$39.90 at nordstrom.com
To Buy

Now for the days when Fall can't quite make up its mind...a little hot, a little cold, a little sun perhaps a few clouds.

Ditch your belt and instead add a pair of leggings and a stylish scarf for some extra warmth.  If you want to add a bit more polish, try this pair of black flats that has a slight heel but a rubber sole for comfort as you walk around town.

Echo Cheetah Square Scarf
$38 at Macys.com

This scarf is in my 2 favorite colors and one you can wear with everything!  However, feel free to sub with any scarf you may already own.  Steer clear of any summer gauzy fabrics or colors.

"Naughty" Flat $49.99 at Nine West and ninewest.com

For the days we dread, when the weather officially requires we wear sleeves and we begin to get the feeling that cooler temperatures are here to stay.  Fear not!  Your denim dress can easily adjust!

To your outfit above, just add 2 things: black thermal long sleeve tee and black boots.

Long-sleeved thermal T
$15 at Gap and gap.com
To Buy

CC Tip:  Make sure tee is a bit fitted to layer nicely underneath things.

Fray Over-the-Knee Boot
$34.80 at Forever21.com
To Buy

Keep the your accessories simple.  The same gold aviators and jewelry can work with all three outfits.  Whatever you add, make sure your accessories are modern so as not to appear Fall Farm Fabulous circa 1880s.

Gold Aviator Sunglasses $5.80 at Forever 21 Gold Aviators To Buy
Pyramid Bangle Bracelet Set $3.80 at gojane.com To Buy

CC Tip:  Please be sure to unbutton dress' top buttons to look a little less matronly.

One denim dress is the solution to Fall's always changing weather.  By styling it 3 different ways, you will always have something to wear no matter how unpredictable Fall's weather can be.

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