There are certain items that every modern girl-on-the-go should have in her closet—and a printed summer dress is definitely one of them. After all, this is one piece that can be worn in a variety of different ways, whether you dress it up or dress it down. With that in mind, today we are exploring three different ways to wear your favorite summer dress: casual, business-casual, and dressy. So, click through to discover all the need-to-know details on who we’re taking inspiration from, how to style each of these looks, and the key pieces you need to make this look your own.
Isabel has styled her summer dress in a casual way, which is perfect for those days when you just have a few errands to run and you want an outfit that feels easy and breezy. To try this look, do as Isabel has done and add a pair of flat, fashion-forward sandals and a vintage-y belt. These pieces will work perfectly: ASOS’s Midi Dress ($41), Dolce Vita’s Archer Sandals in Gold ($60), and Mango’s Shiny Slim Waist Belt in Gold ($15).
If you have a business meeting or an important lunch, make sure you take notes from Eva, who created a perfect business-casual outfit. By pairing her tailored summer dress with nude platform heels, she added a classy twist, while her other accessories—a saddle bag and bright sunglasses—keep it on the casual side. To work this look, grab pieces like Ann Taylor’s Monteray Floral Print Sheath Dress ($148), Stuart Weitman’s Beside Peep-Toe Pumps ($261), and Vince Camuto’s Plastic Cat’s Eye Sunglasses ($70).
If you need something a little more formal, we just love Selita’s dressy look. The thigh-high slit gives this dress a subtly sexy twist, but the colorful print and bright clutch add balance to the overall outfit. This is definitely an outfit that can go straight from an art opening to a night out. Ready to try? Grab Parker’s Silk Maxi Dress ($265) and then simply pair it with Jimmy Choo’s Vicky Multi-Tone Cage Sandals ($625), and Vince Camuto’s Yasmin Clutch ($99).
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