When you think of the most versatile item in your closet, worn-in jeans, a classic white T-shirt, or a pair of functional black booties probably comes to mind. But, it's time to look past the basics and consider a new staple for fall: the pinafore dress.
A pinafore — especially in an on-trend navy corduroy — goes with just about anything and lends itself to an array of low-maintenance but still super put-together outfits. Once you figure out what to wear underneath (which can be pretty much anything), you're free to accessorize as you please and get on your way — meaning those frustrating mornings spent pacing around your bedroom with no clue what to wear will suddenly become a thing of the past.
You'll be pleasantly surprised by just how many pieces in your wardrobe can be given new life thanks to this simple number (frilly blouses, cozy sweaters, and more). Click through for five flawless ways to wear a pinafore — and further proof you won't have to bother with any other dresses this fall.