Best Bet: Noon & Night Dress

Not everyone has the time or inclination to mix and match Sartorialist-worthy looks every morning. Some days, there's something to be said for versatile, easy-to-accessorize pieces that can carry you from work to happy hour. The aptly named Noon & Night dress looks put-together with minimal styling required; throw on a belt and some great heels and go. The textured, heavy-knit cotton pairs well with tights and gives it a weighty, weather-appropriate feel. It comes in three shades: a deep wine hue, a neutral beige, and classic black. The bodice has a bit of a stretch to it, and the A-line skirt creates a slimming silhouette.

Noon & Night Dress, $158 at Anthropologie or online.