When the summer months get sweltering, there’s no better wardrobe companion than your trusty, breezy minidress. With its thigh-grazing hemline and breathable, shift-like shape, it’s the perfect throw-on-and-go closet staple. That said, we highly recommend stocking up on the item for year-round use. Why? It’s just as easy to pair with an oversized cardigan, tights and ankle boots as it is with sandals and a denim jacket. With such a versatile piece, there’s an infinite array of styling options—you just have to narrow it down based on the major players in your closet.
To wit, we’ve culled through shots of some recognizable street style greats for the most modern, trendy ways to wear a minidress. From layering it over a turtleneck to wearing it with over-the-knee socks, consider this your official education in minidress styling. Click through to see and shop each look now.