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Thanks to Ann Taylor and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

As a self-proclaimed dress addict, I'll be the first to admit, this time of year can be overwhelming when it comes to your dress arsenal. 

The calendar events start to pile up for the summer months -- with weddings, parties, showers and more -- and every time you seem to turn around, there's a new event to pencil in and thereby, a new dress to take home for it.

I've mentioned this before, but I've been really diligent lately with my clothing budget, a huge goal for me this year, opting instead to either rent items when I can, or scoop pieces that work really well within the context of a capsule wardrobe. So when Ann Taylor approached me about their 7 Days, 7 Dresses campaign, I fell in love the concept of encouraging women to really stretch their styling muscles -- to focus on key, cornerstone dresses that can be worn a variety of ways for a variety of scenarios, all season long.

I'm wearing one of their classic wrap dresses here -- perfect for a day at the office, perhaps with a blazer thrown over your shoulders or even a bow front blouse layered underneath. Come fall, I could see it working really well with over the knee boots for a little nod to mod and even with a leather jacket for a more post-work date night vibe. The length is perfect for transitional styling, making it an easy staple in your closet year-round and I do love how some simple gold accessories can bring everything together for a signature look all your own.

As for the other dresses? Let's run through them!

OUTFIT DETAILS: Ann Taylor dress (gifted) // Avec Filles jean jacket // Ann Taylor shoes (gifted) // Staud bag

Photos by Allie Provost