Ashlee Simpson was spotted in Manhattan wearing a 3.1 Phillip Lim check dress which she dressed up with black sheer tights, cage heels and a sweet Chanel satchel. This dress could just as easily be worn with flat sandals for a casual day of whatever but I like how the all-black accessories give it an unexpected edge. I'm loving Ashlee's hair color these days, too, definitely seems to suit her complexion and style way better than blond!
 Wayfarer sunglasses, $5.80, Forever21.com
 Silver Hoop Earrings, $19.50, Express.com
 Strapless Plaid Dress, $22.80, Forever21.com
 Satchel, $68.75, Endless.com
 Sheer Tights, $12, UrbanOutfitters.com
 alice + olivia for Payless Jordana Gladiator Platform Sandal, $38, Payless.com -OR- Nine West "Aleksander" Platform, $99.95 at Endless.com