This is just a well balanced dress: the nondescript gray stays visually interesting thanks to the criss-crossing panels, the fitted silhouette is tamed by a demure hemline, the cap sleeves are eye-catching but not costume-y. It’s tasteful and versatile, will transition smoothly from office to cocktail and all that stuff we’ve been chattering about non-stop lately, but really it’s just a cool, effortless little sheath that will run you less than $100.

BCBGMaxAzria Striped-panel dress, $79.20, BCBG