Talk about the perfect dress for summer because honestly, when it gets hot, who wants to wear pants? Not this girl. I stumbled upon this dress last weekend as I was sifting through the DKNY spring collection racks just minutes before the preview started. With nothing to wear and a runway show to narrate, I quickly settled on this incredibly versatile handkerchief hemline dress that I knew would be perfect in tons of warm weather situations. That hemline is still a new situation for me but I’m kinda digging the super casual, imperfect vibe. Add a leather jacket, or chunky heeled slingback booties, or a v-neck sweater, or even a belt to this yummy cotton dress to make it appropriate for almost anything. Happy styling!
It wasn’t too long ago that I wore a similar version of this outfit here. But by changing up the skirt, the heels, and pairing it with a different necklace, it’s a revamped look with a little more flair. Since we all know the “No white before Memorial Day” rule is a joke, try pairing a few colored pieces with a white skirt this week instead of reaching for your typical black staple piece. It’s a small move to make but you’ll be surprised how much it impacts the final look of your outfit!
Check out a few more of my 9-5 looks over on Washingtonian today!
I picked up this super soft maxi on the sale rack at Nordie’s a few months ago and by some stroke of luck it’s still available online and discounted even further. In the interest of full fashion disclosure, I picked up a second one last night since this dress has been my day drinking / brunching / dog walking / couch lounging / laundry day-ing go-to for the last few weeks. And now that it’s weather appropriate I can only imagine I’ll wear it into the ground. It’s made of that heavy jersey material so it’s really comfy and it’s thick enough so you don’t need to wear a slip. WINNING.
Speaking of deals, this Saturday I’m hosting a little shindig with Washingtonian at the Saks in Tysons. We’re previewing the DKNY Spring Collection and chatting all things fashion. Take a little roadtrip out to Tysons, come chat with me about the latest fashions or how much you love your dog, hit Cava Grill on your way home then curl up to Netflix for the night with or without frozen cheesecake from Trader Joes! And yes, those are absolutely my plans, thanks for asking :)