The Little White Dress, Four Ways

There is nothing more quintessentially summer than a white dress. Sure, you could simply throw it on and accessorize with a golden tan and long tresses, but why not update the look with playful and current variations?!

Check these out:

Meet me at the yacht:
For a weekend look with a nautical twist, slip a nautical-striped cardigan or sweater overtop. To accessorize, a straw fedora and pair of soft metallic brogues makes for a chic sea-meets-land ensemble.
Top Banana Republic’s Chloe Knit Lace Dress, $205, off with Joe Fresh’s Tennis Cardigan, $39.

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Feminine Safari:
With the addition of a few military or safari-inspired pieces, you’ll be able to conquer the urban jungle with confidence! To get the look, try pairing a fitted military or safari jacket overtop the dress and rolling the cuffs. You can also belt the jacket with a neutral-toned belt for added emphasis around the waist. A pair of neutral gladiator sandals are the perfect option for lengthy walking, while wedges add a polished dimension, which are ideal for the workplace also.
Pair Free People’s Vintage Lace Dress, $286.74, with Zara’s Hooded Jacket in Toffee, $99.90.

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Sporty Chic:
There are the days when all one wants to do is schlep around in sweats and sneakers, but truth be told; you can still be comfortable and look stylish. For a sporty-with-an-edge twist on the white lace dress, opt for a cut-off denim vest and pair with either brightly-coloured Converse sneakers (they could also be high-tops as well), or ones with a pattern and/or studs. While the outfit may appear like a mish-mash of items, wearing a brightly-hued sports watch will complement the vest and sneakers, while the dress softens the whole look.
Sport Forever 21’s Rosegarden Lace Dress, $27.80, with Converse’s Deco Print High-Tops in Coral Parchment, $185.

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Edgy Evening:

Want to really make an impact and standout from the crowd next outing? Begin by pairing a sleek black boyfriend blazer (one with a little bit of sheen in the fabric is especially evening appropriate) or a cropped motorcycle-inspired leather jacket. The black topper will make the dress pop, while a statement-making bib necklace will draw the eye upward. Just ensure that the necklace have some black and/or charcoal elements to tie the look together. And of course, don’t forget a pair of leg-lengthening, platform strappy sandals!
Try French Connection’s Lucy Lace Dress, $178, with Urban Outfitter’s BDG Tara Classic Blazer, $79, for a night on the town.  

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