White Dresses and Spring 2018
There is nothing I love more than wearing a summer dress on a warm night. Summer temperatures make fashion so easy. This spring and summer I am challenging myself to wear more dresses. I always seem to opt for pants or something more casual. Dresses are the perfect solution to an easy on the go outfit with a feminine flare.
I recently purchased this adorable white dress from Banana Republic. After window shopping and falling in love with this design I knew I had to go back and grab it. My favorite part of this dress is the layering on the bottom paired with the full t-shirt sleeve. It’s comfortable and to be honest, really fun!
Dress Up & Dress Down
Because I am challenging myself to wear more dresses I’ve devised a plan. Dresses are easy to style up and to style down. This being said, no matter the occasion a dress will work in most cases. Here are some of my quick tips on how to do this:
- Add a jean jacket
- A simple scarf for an added layer
- Pair of sneakers or loafers
- Hair pulled back or half-up/half-down
- Simple jewelry
- Simple satchel or neutral clutch
- A sweet cardigan
- Statement jewelry
- Statement hand bag (cult gaia, costume bag)
- A heel open or close toed
- Your favorite night out hair style
A Timeless Wardrobe
Diving into a trendy piece or purchasing a classic gown really depends on where you are shopping. It is definitely easier to lean towards the trendy side when shopping fast fashion. However though buying a whole new wardrobe for summer can be fun it can also be frivolous. One of the biggest things I have learned in my years as a consumer is spending a little more on a quality piece will be well worth it.
The good thing about finding the right white dress is they are usually timeless without fail. To this day I still have a white dress I bought over five years ago and I never think twice about throwing it on. Not only is this great on my budget but also the environment!
Here are some of my favorite recent finds (including the dress from this post) to give you some inspiration or get you started!