Different Ways to Style A Summer Dress
A girl can never have too many dresses. When it’s hot and humid out, the last thing you want to be doing is fussing over layers. Not to mention you want to spend more time outside, soaking up the rays, instead of mixing and matching pieces. Dresses are quick and easy to toss on, and allows you to effortless look chic and stylish without trying. It’s one article of clothing that can be styled so many different ways. You really do have endless possibilities. The key is to look for a dress that’s unique in some way. Maybe that’s in the fabric, the cut, the print or even the fancy details. Look for one in a slightly thicker material, yet still breezy so you can style is all year round. You want it to be breathable, ensuring you stay cool, but thick enough that it’s not see-through.
Probably the easiest way to change the look of a dress is with a layering piece. While you might not want a thick and heavy coat, a lightweight, breathable jacket can instantly change the look of a dress. Think a denim jacket, it can easily dress down a fancy and filly dress. A jean jacket is the perfect layering piece and can break up the loo of a solid dress. Keep the outfit light and airy with a lighter wash jean jacket. You can even roll up the sleeves for a slightly more casual, laidback vibe. Be sure the jacket doesn’t weigh down the overall look, so opt for one that hits above or just at the waist.
Adding a baseball cap or even a straw hat can totally change the vibe too. Its perfect on days when you don’t want to fuss with your hair. It’s the perfect accessory on hot and humid days, when you know your hair is going to look sweaty and greasy. It also provides some shelter from the sun, it instantly elevates the look. Again, look for lighter colours, like white or tan to keep with the summery feels. Straw hats are extremely popular during the hotter months as they are breathable yet create that effortlessly chic look.
If hats aren’t your thing, any type of jewellery can completely change your style. Have fun mixing and matching metals to create your own personal style. Fine and dainty pieces will create a chic, classic look, whereas playful beaded pieces will achieve that oh-so-popular boho effect. Thin vs chunky, gold vs silver, chains vs beads, so many options, you can easily switch up the accessories to create an entirely different look using the same dress.
A fun print or colour in your handbag is another easy way to change up the look of your dress. Instead of that traditional nude or straw bag, switch things up with a statement colourful purse. A little structured pastel crossbody can be incredibly cute, as can an animal print handheld bag.
If bright colours or a bold print is too daring for you when it comes to your dress, try having some excitement with an unexpected touch of embellishment in your shoes. Adding in a fun animal print, metallic, or texture is a sure way to grab attention without being too in your face. Take pleasure in knowing that 9/10 people will look at your shoes before the rest of your outfit, so don’t be afraid to experiment with playful footwear.
What I Wore- Dress- Shein, Purse- YSL, Watch- c/o Daniel Wellington, Shoes- Zara