Hilary Duff Proves That a Cropped Sweatshirt Is All You Need to Make Summer's Go-to Outfit for Fall

It's no secret that dresses and sneakers have become the unofficial uniform of summer, as proven by celebrities like Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon and Emily Ratajkowski.

But Hilary Duff has a genius style hack that will have you wearing the combo next season as well.

Earlier this week, the How I Met Your Father star, 34, was spotted in Los Angeles wearing a dark blue satin midi dress with Reebok sneakers.

She simply added a gray cropped crewneck sweatshirt from Aloe Yoga, making her outfit a little more casual and wearable when the weather turns cold.

Duff also reminded us that a satin midi dress and cropped sweatshirt are two wardrobe staples we should have, especially since you can wear them together or separately, and given the temperatures, most of the year.

While you have a few sweatshirts in your closet, you might not have a cropped version, but you definitely want one.

The shorter silhouette tends to look a little less flared, making it a better choice for wearing with more dresses and skirts.

As far as satin fabrics go, they are not only lightweight and airy, but they are also extremely flattering on many body types, thanks to their tailored fit that isn't too tight.

After garnering love from social media users and celebrities alike, they are all the rage lately.

If you remember, a certain bubblegum pink Zara dress rocked TikTok and Hailey Bieber turned heads wearing a $2,500 Gucci version back in March.