Ever had one of those hectic days when you wake up late? Or maybe you were at your wit’s end trying to pick out a top and bottom that match perfectly? When things just aren’t going your way, the ultimate fallback is a dress. It’s quick, comfy and easy to make fashionable—just like the cute one pictured above. Different styles, patterns and lengths make dresses one of the most functional pieces in your closet.

This vibrantly patterned T-shirt dress is the obvious centerpiece of the outfit. With no jewelry, pointed black flats and light makeup, it’s the ultimate quick-and-simple ensemble. Another strength of this outfit is its dual-purpose versatility. Fancy it up with a quick shoe change, a purse and a few bracelets, and you’re ready for a night on the town.

The T-shirt dress is one of this summer’s go-to trends for the stylish tomboy as it is easily dressed up or down and is found in so many styles. It is a multi-purpose outfit, a staple for any happening summer closet. This distinct style of dress has been popularized by celebrities who deck it out on the streets of New York as well as the large brands, such as American Apparel and Forever 21, that have been pushing the T-shirt dress since this spring and before.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Dresses are easy to wear, make you look and feel great and are sometimes more comfortable than a nice shirt and pants. A dress is my first choice for work or on-the-go outfits!”