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Summer Dresses

Temperley London Dress

Summer is here and there is an increased demand for easy, stylish, single-item outfits- which means it’s the season of the dress.

From floaty and forgiving house dresses to flirty floral retro patterned A-line frocks and romantic prairie silhouettes, fluidity is the key to summer 2021 dresses.

Roomier fits that emphasize comfort, easy 70’s lines and nightgown inspired shapes. Items have a little or a lot of volume, yet are tailored in all the right places. Body-con takes a backseat unless you’re wearing a tube skirt with an oversized tee or a tight knitted top with a voluminous bottom.

Comfort?  Ease? I am so here for this!

The great thing about this new fluid relaxed style is that these summer dresses remain a great solution for feeling put together while knocking out Zoom calls, running errands, or relaxing with a book. And the thing about dresses is that they’re even easier than putting on pants or a full ensemble. A dress is one and done! Comfort is key in selecting a dress this season—no tight waistlines or deep-v plunges here—it’s all about a dress that you can move about easily in.  So simple, so effortless, and so chic.

This brings us back to how important practical comfort is for getting on with modern life. It’s fantastic that fashion is on our side.

Summer Dresses

Summer Dresses

Macramé Bag

Summer dresses

Macramé Bag

Summer Dresses

Summer Dresses

What I’m Wearing: Temperley London A Line Dress| Tommy Bahama Macramé Bag| Free People Boots| Vintage Belt|

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How to Add Edge to a Summer Dress

Summer dresses are a must-have seasonal staple.  They are light, breezy and oh so comfy on a hot summer day but they are also innately “sweet”.

Something about a summer dress brings forth images of beachy rom-coms, picnics and gives off “I’m headed to the Hampton’s” vibes.  Sometimes that fit’s my mood perfectly but other times I want a little more edge in my look.

I’ll admit that I’ve never exactly felt that my style could be pinned down to just ONE style personality. All it takes is one look at my Instagram feed to see how frequently I flip-flop between aesthetics. Trust me, some days I wish I could be one of those people whose outfits consistently subscribe to one style archetype but I am a woman of many moods.

Despite all my style moods, there’s ONE common thread with how I get dressed: Everything has to be balanced. Nothing too sweet, nothing too edgy.  There has to be a Yin and Yang to my look.

Balance is what gives a look interest, what set’s it apart, what makes it stylish!

In the spirit of this theory of “balance” I’m sharing three easy ways I edge up a sugary-sweet summer dress to give it a bit more style.

How to Add Edge to a Summer Dress

  • ONE: Add a rocker belt.  Summer dresses usually come with a ribbon-like self-tie belt.  Switch it out for something tougher with more style. Think leather and metal accents. A big buckle or western details, maybe something with vintage flair.
  • TWO: Add a patterned heel.  Typically a go-to with a summer dress is sandals, wedges or sneakers.  Switch things up by rocking an edgy heel. Remember, my theory for style is to ALWAYS wear the wrong shoes- the unexpected ones.
  • THREE: Pair with a distressed denim jacket.  Push a little grunge on that prep by adding a distressed or bleach dyed denim jacket- give it a little street-style cred.

Trust me, these tiny little tweets will instantly take your outfit to the next level.

What I’m Wearing: eShakti Dress | Scotch + Soda Belt | Donald Pliner NEAL Heel | John Varvatos Scarf | Coach Floral Bag | Ruffle Denim Jacket |

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