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).
WITH A CHAMBRAY SHIRT AND SNEAKERS
Rock your favorite denim top as an accessory by tying it around your waist. (Bonus: It cinches in your narrowest part.) Then finish the look with simple white kicks. End-of-summer cookout? Count us in.
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 BRIGHT HEELS AND A PRINTED CLUTCH
Think of your toned-down frock as a blank canvas for your most fun accessories. Snakeskin bag? Hot-pink pumps? We promise, as long as the base is minimal, it won’t look too busy.
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.
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.)
WITH A DENIM JACKET AND BOOTIES
When it’s finally time to break out your ankle boots once again, don’t forget you can still don your LWD. Just pair it with a jean jacket and edgy handbag. You’re the coolest girl, breaking all the Labor Day rules.