There comes a point midsummer when we can’t stand to look at our flip-flops, tank tops or jorts any longer. (Though, you know you love a beach look.) The little white dress, however, is a different story. Super versatile, the simple frock just needs a little styling zhuj and it works for nearly every occasion. Here, seven ways to wear it through the rest of August (and maybe even beyond).
7 New Ways to Style a White Dress Through the End of Summer
With A Chambray Shirt And Sneakers
With A Kimono And Heels
A silky mantle is lightweight enough for mid-August heatwaves but provides the perfect amount of coverage (plus some added flair) for chillier evenings. Then go dressy with the shoes to avoid Coachella territory.
Get the look: Venus kimono ($25); Fashion to Figure dress ($26); Steve Madden heels ($80)
With Loafers And A Straw Hat
That beachy frock you’ve been sporting as a cover-up since May? Transition the dress to brunch-mode with a pair of slip-on mules or pointy-toed loafers, then top it all off with the hat you snagged on your latest European rendezvous.
With A Blazer And Strappy Heels
A tailored jacket, ankle-strap pumps and a funky clutch turn up your otherwise-casual summer dress. As long as your frock's material and silhouette aren't too folksy, the ensemble could even pass for workwear.
Get the look: Ann Taylor jacket ($140); French Connection dress ($89); Topshop clutch ($55)
With A Leather Jacket And Mary Janes
As we drift into the less-humid months, you’ll need a topper to drape over your shoulders. Might we suggest your go-to moto jacket and some chunky heels for those cooler evenings? (And don’t forget the happy-hour-worthy metallic clutch.)