Every woman can agree that finding the perfect casual summer dress is a seasonal necessity. With soaring temperatures sweeping the country, many of us are eager to dress down in our favorite lightweight dresses. Nothing beats a simple, flowy silhouette that keeps us cool, comfortable, and chic. Dressed down can mean something a little different for everyone especially depending on your climate, coast (or not) and of course personal style. Whether you’re the dress and sandals girl or more of a street-style sneaker lover, we have you covered with every want and need. We have a variety of the cutest summer dresses available in stock, but for the sake of this Editorial, we are going to highlight three of our favorite new arrivals with a breakdown of how we are styling them.
Summer plans have changed for many, but whether or not you’re able to take your long awaited vacation, doesn’t mean you can’t look resort ready. If your vision of the perfect summer sun dress is elevated, breathable and quietly stylish, then you may love the simplicity and elegance of Brochu Walker’s Madsen Maxi Dress in Salt White. This sweeping full-length number is a tastefully dramatic take on the perfect lightweight white dress that can take you from the beach to the evening. This shirt-dress silhouette is sewn up in a gorgeous gauzy crinkle texture featuring classic shirting details and a signature tie at the waist. We love how feminine this maxi dress looks with the sleeves rolled up and a few top buttons undone for an effortlessly laid back look. Don’t be afraid to show some neck, especially if you’re a necklace lover, it’s subtle but we’re wearing with Pascale Monvoisin’s Comporta No. 2 gold chain. Pair your maxi with a clean and tonal sandal like the ideal leather nude: the Dem Sandal in Natural by TKEES. This budget-friendly all-leather sandal is the perfect neutral grounder to get you through the day. This ancient Greek inspired classic features a bold arch strap and toe ring for balance and comfort. Tie everything together with a daring pair of summer shades. With our Illesteva trunk show continuing, we had to show them some love and style our look with the Puglia in Matte Black with Grey Flat Lenses. These bold hybrid acetate and wireframe shades feature a round, oversized silhouette with a daring stainless steel double brow bar. We love the mixed materials paired with the simple versatility of the classic black coloration. The Puglia is the perfect pair of sunglasses for anyone looking for that bold yet classically chic shape for summertime.
The search of the century for many women is the perfect little black dress. It doesn’t have to be that overly sexy iteration, but something airier that won’t cling unnecessarily in the heat of the summer. Anine Bing has become a customer favorite designer at the shop, widely known for her updated fashion, rock and roll aesthetic, she has amazed us with her take on the LBD. We love the low-key feminine energy of the Peyton Dress in Black (duh). This crisp 100% cotton poplin dress is the perfect day-to-night warm weather number. This full-sleeve and swing skirt style features a flattering deep v-neckline and gorgeous godets at the skirt giving airy volume to this a-line silhouette. Like many of Anine Bing’s signature designs, the Peyton Dress is intended to be oversized, if you’re between sizes, we recommend sizing down but this will never be a fitted dress. Keep this look relaxed and casual with a fun, elevated lace-up sandal. Break up the black and bring some joyful opulence with K Jacques Ellada Sandal in Gold. This beautiful handmade Grecian style features a sturdy leather sole for longevity (these will break in beautifully) and dainty asymmetrical metallic strapping to be wrapped around the ankle for style. Lace the ties all the way up or gather them around the ankle like jewelry to keep things versatile. Pull this outfit together with a bold pair of shades. We love the gentle injection of color we get with Illesteva’s Lisbon in Pine. This best-seller is a funky feminine frame directly inspired by the Portuguese city of Lisbon itself. Known for its hilly landscape, this acetate frame directly reflects its inspiration with its slopey silhouette and geometric angles. If you’re loving everything about these Lisbons, act fast as they are without a doubt our most popular silhouette. Also available in Havana tortoise print for a limited time, we have you covered.
We know you’re all dying to see some fun summer print and we won’t keep you waiting any longer. Rails has been our go-to seasonal dress brand for so many reasons, and they have us falling in love all over again with the Everly Dress in Carmine Daisies. This boho-chic long lantern sleeve, a-line dress features a flirty and fun mini ditsy daisy print in a fiery red coloration. A gentle v-neckline and romantic soft ruffles add to this relaxed slightly dropped waist silhouette. We always love a flirty dress with a pair of summery tennis shoes so we had to show some love to our favorite sneaker brand, Golden Goose. The Superstar in White with Black Metal Lettering is a classic take on their signature style which features the cool distressed finish the brand is famous for. We love the simple pairing of white and black mixed with the elevation of the metal lettering embedded on the side. The perfect everyday sneaker, this shoe ties everything together effortlessly when paired with the Rails Everly Dress. It isn’t a summer look without a pair of shades! Have a little fun and play off the white found in the print of the dress with Illesteva’s brand new Pamela in White with Grey Flat Lenses. With an accentuated cat-eye shape and a bold acetate rim, wear this elevated style just down the bridge of your nose to push the envelope in a trend-appropriate way. Also available in a translucent neutral Melon and Black, we have a tasteful variety of colors for you to find that perfect cat-eye shade.