Fall’s Statement Dress, The Real-Girl Way

perfectoutfitslidePhotographed by Kate Hoffman.
Mastering the art of effortless, elegant style is tricky — which is probably why we have so much admiration for the ladies who pull it off on the regular. Luckily, one of fall's biggest trends, the statement dress, is making the process just a little bit easier. Think about it: A bold-patterned frock means not only can you keep the accessories simple, but your beauty routine as well. That means you'll be ready to walk out the door in a matter of minutes — and look awesome. We're replicating this stunning local lady's ensemble — an ASOS sheath and Tibi sandals — with a printed midi dress, a sturdy sandal, and a ladylike belt, and adding a work-friendly satchel to make it real-world-ready. What do you think: Will you don a statement dress this fall?

Zara Tri-Color Bowling Bag, $99.90, available at Zara; Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Dita Printed Stretch-Jersey Dress, $620, available at Net-A-Porter; Topshop Ratchet Block Strappy Heels, $100, available at Topshop; Marc by Marc Jacobs "New Amy" Gold Watch, $200, available at Bloomingdale's; Valentino Garavani Belt, $119, available at YOOX.