One of the summer staples, a white summer dress is one thing you NEED in your closet. How to style it (for laid back chic).
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ONE ITEM THAT I REPEAT WEAR ALL SUMMER LONG
Something I wear throughout the summer months are white dresses. I just got up from my desk to count them, ranging from everyday cotton dresses through to occasional lace or silk dresses. There were 13 of them. Haha, living minimal right? Kidding. Actually, I really should narrow it down to the ones I love most.
My point is that I really couldn’t get through summer without them. While I may spend a lot of that time being extra careful about where I sit, or when I sip my coffee, there is something so simple and fresh about a white dress.
Of course, as my style generally toes a line between super casual and just dressy enough to be acceptable in most situations, there are a few ways to style a white summer dress.
HOW TO STYLE A WHITE SUMMER DRESS
Observe previous examples here:
- Casual cool: Just add sneakers (could be my answer to dressing down anything!) seen here with white lace
- Dressy but cool: Pair ankle boots and a long neck tie as seen at fashion week here
- Dressy: Dressed up with a nude heel and bag as seen here
- Model Off-Duty Style: Or just add a embellished ankle boot and decorative statement brooch as seen here a couple years ago!
HOW A WHITE SUMMER DRESS FITS INTO YOUR CAPSULE WARDROBE
I have talked about how I created a capsule wardrobe of essentials many many times. Dresses are a fundamental part of building a reliable wardrobe of essentials. Opting for white, specifically, is transcendent of colour or print trends, as, much like a little black dress, they do not date quickly.
You can dress up or down the look with a choice of shoe style, add a casual jacket or dress it up with a blazer and round the waist belt. I tend to stick to all neutral coloured accessories, but you can add a colour to create a different look and mix it up. Honestly, the white summer dress is like a blank canvas. It can be reinterpreted again and again, but always remains bright, fresh and fun.
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