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The Easy Fall Layering Trick for All of Your Sleeveless Dresses

As the temperatures continue to drop, it can be easy to push your summer-y, sleeveless dresses to the back of your closet. But if you’re looking for a way to wear them into fall, a few layering tricks will help. The latest crop of street style looks in Paris, London, and Milan show us exactly how it’s done with long-sleeve shirts, a simple yet crucial fall essential.

Start with a classic white button-up, the hero piece that almost always guarantees a winning fall outfit. Whether it’s worn under silky slip dresses or sweater vest dress, the polished piece is a must-have for anchoring those cold weather outfits. But any long-sleeve top of your choice will do, from mesh turtlenecks to sporty pullovers. 

Here, you’ll find five outfit ideas to get you started. And while you’re at it, you can shop each pairing ahead.

1. Check Mates

Photographed by Acielle / Style du Monde

Kate Spade New York Pop tweed dress



Topshop oversize poplin shirt



2. The Silky Separates

Photographed by Acielle / Style du Monde

Dannijo tie-strap slip dress



Tory Burch silk bow blouse



3. The Sweater Vest Dress

Photographed by Thomas Razzano

Loulou Studio Arborea merino wool maxi dress



Helmut Lang cropped pleated poplin shirt



4. Prints on Prints

Photographed by Paul Gonzales

Fame and Partners The Leanna floral print dress



Ganni printed mesh turtleneck



5. Sweet Meets Street

Photographed by Acielle / Style du Monde

Koché panelled midi dress



We11done logo long-sleeve T-shirt