The weather is warming up and this time of year I start turning more and more to spring and summer dresses. My go-to dresses are versatile options that I can style both for work and play. Today I have rounded up five of my favorite options and am showing you how I style them for work and play.
There is something about lace that I just love for spring and summer. I also really love the simple shape of this dress. It’s fitted and flattering without being too revealing. What is unexpected about this dress is the color and how the under layer is a contrasting color to the lace. The soft, nude / blush color balances out the bold and bright gold of the lace.
For work, I’d tame the super bright color of the lace with pieces that pull from the neutral under layer. While Navy would also make a perfect accent color, I am going full on with the blush trend right now. The blazer is sleek and simple and help adds a polished vibe to the look. High, chunky heel pumps in a warm, blushy nude keep the heels from looking too sexy for the office. Carrying through with the neutrals is a more structured tote perfect for lugging all your essentials to and from the office. Lastly, I went with very simply drop earrings.
For the weekend, I could see this dress as a perfect option for lunch with the girlfriends or a casual date night with the husband. Instead of taming the bold color, I’m playing it up starting with the chunky necklace. It’s the perfect piece to tie all the colors together in the outfit. For the bag, I’m pulling the darker teal from the necklace with this fun turquoise bag. To balance out all the color, I went with a blushy nude sandal but the sandal has some fun ‘bling’ which makes them fun.
There is just something so lady-like about this dress. It almost has a bit of a retro vibe that I just love. The fact that the dress is navy makes it so much fun to style because you an go with pretty much any color or colors you want.
For work, I accented with coral. I just love the earrings and necklace and how they add just enough of a punch without being too much for work. I originally though heels with this dress but when I found these pointy flat, I was “sold”. They are polished enough for the office but would be much easier on your feet.
Whether you are in the market for new dresses for spring and summer or you are inspired to restyle dresses you already have, dresses are great options for summer. Because they are an instant outfit, you simply need to pair the right accessories to get the look you want.