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Outfit paralysis. You stare at your closet for what seems like hours and you feel like there’s just nothing in there you can wear. That’s where the easy, everyday dress comes in handy. These wardrobe staples—which you can dress up or down—will save your sanity, and all you have to do is add shoes and accessories. One and done. We’ll take it.

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BELL-SLEEVED MINIDRESS

The beauty of the bell-sleeved dress is that you can dress it up or down. The sleeve length works from the office to weekend brunch and transitions seamlessly from chilly SF summer (with a cute pair of pumps) to warmer fall temps, when you’ll want to break out the strappy sandals.

Get the look: Zara ($50); Vince Camuto ($188); Derek Lam ($595)

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PATTERNED MIDI

There’s something inherently romantic about the combination of an A-line silhouette and a ladylike pattern. It’s the perfect year-round dress for SF weather.

Get the look: Doen ($225); Anthropologie ($238); The Kooples ($425)

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COMBINATION STRIPES

Stripes are super versatile, but sometimes strictly vertical or horizontal can feel too bold. So try mixing them together instead. Bonus: Stripes are effortlessly classy, can be easily dressed up or down and can even be paired with other prints, like polka dots or florals.

Get the look: Modcloth ($100); Eliza J ($148); Anthropologie ($168)

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THE PLAID SHIRTDRESS

A simple shirtdress is a wardrobe staple. Throw it on with cute sneakers for weekend errands or over your bathing suit for lounging by the lake. Just add a belt and some fringed wedges to take it from day to night.

Get the look: Vince Camuto ($89); Lord and Taylor ($98); Barneys ($495)

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THE MODERN PEASANT DRESS

Details like lace, ruffles or rivets make this go-to so ready to wear. It’s almost like the outfit has been pre-styled for you. Just throw on a bracelet and booties, grab your box clutch and be on your way out the door.

Get the look: ASOS ($56); Misa Los Angeles ($295); AllSaints ($308)

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