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Jenni’s Tips on Styling Slips

The slip dress is one of the easiest ways to feel elegant and put-together, without any fuss. We designed the slip in classic black and nude, core shades that can be worn a number of ways. The easy drape of Japanese fabric is an invitation to layer, season after season. Mixing beautiful textures is something that defines the Jenni Kayne look. Building an outfit of streamlined silhouettes makes for an outfit that feels minimalist, modern, and effortlessly polished.

Jenni’s favorite way to style these slips is with attention to tone, balancing the shine of the slip with a tactile touch. Pairing the long black slip with our cashmere turtleneck and the matte suede Sonoma boot is a balancing act of playful proportion. On the lighter side, there’s a version of this look in its inverse: a long nude slip, oatmeal cashmere fisherman, and shearling-trimmed mule. This look is a subtle departure from black head-to-toe while still evoking a clean, neutral look with monochromatic blush, nude and shades of ivory.

Striking the enviable balance between casual and sophisticated, the slip dress can be reimagined in countless ways. The slip dress is one of our not-so-best-kept secrets that adds instant polish to any outfit. The possibilities are truly endless, but here are a few of our favorite styling tricks to keep in mind:

Focus on the details. A pared-down palette of soft basics lets you integrate a special accessory or shoe to make it your own. Put your best foot forward with a touch of luxe, like our fur-trimmed mule. Or, let minimalism be your guide and let your accessories shine—we love a glint of gold in the form of a few stacked rings or a pair of sculptural earrings. Better yet, pin your hair up with a vintage-inspired hairpin to focus on these little special somethings.

Think beyond the season. Show off the slip without catching a chill when you layer a long sleeve or T-shirt underneath—this look transitions from winter to spring and beyond. When it comes time to brave the heat, you can skip the layers and wear the slip on its own.

Dress it up. Take your slip out to dinner and add a simple heel for an understated nighttime look, or skew towards professional polish and pull it all together with our favorite sweater coat, knit from a blend of Italian yak and wool, and simple black slides.

…Or take it easy. Make your comfort a priority. Throw on a slip for an afternoon lunch or as an elegant alternative to PJ’s on a restorative day nesting at home.

The slip dress is a foundational favorite—simple, feminine, and versatile, the slip is a look that will rise to any occasion, with comfort and confidence. XXJKE