My New Favorite Outfit Combo Is a Knit Dress + Slides, and It's Easier Than Sweats

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"What's easier than throwing on sweats and a tank top?" you probably think to yourself every morning when you're getting dressed to work from home. But personally, I think slipping into a knit dress, whether ribbed, marled, or with a touch of metallic threading, is even more effortless — and easily more thrilling. When I add on a few layered necklaces and a headband, I'm ready as ever for a Zoom call, and I also feel good.

The idea of a knit tank dress, or maybe one with sleeves if the AC is on, reminds me of a vacation — these can practically double as swim cover-ups, after all. But how will I complete the look if I need to run a quick errand or take a social-distancing walk around the block? Slides! Staying on brand with the whole "effortless" vibe, I like to keep it chic with flats and let my toes breathe.

What's more, I've been seeing this specific outfit pop up everywhere, each time translated perfectly for the wearer and their personality. Some stick to neutrals, some opt for bursts of color (think: a tangerine dress and blue slides or an embellished shoe with a bold colored jacket that draws attention to your footwear). Scroll through for a full roundup of inspiration here, and shop my favorite pieces that will assist you in mastering this combination for the summer.

Ground out a roomy long-sleeved midi with chunky faux-leather platform slides.

A ribbed set in white is forever luxe, but you can err on the side of casual with easy thong sandals.

Incorporate beach essentials like a breezy button-down and netted bag.

Throw a bold anorak over your dress to accent the embellishments on your sandals.

Play with interesting color combinations — tangerine and sky blue, for example.

Keep your monochrome style on point with this easy combination. Let your summer skin glow in an all-white knit dress with crisscross slides.

Team a strapless tube-knit dress with a natural-toned sandal to keep things as natural and easy as possible.

Accessorize with a gold chain-link necklace and a miniature handbag if you're headed outdoors.

Employ the makeshift crop-top look when you knot an oversize graphic tee and tuck it away over the midriff of your ribbed midi dress. Complete the look with cool, easy slides.