The Staple Dress Every Girl Needs for Summer

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Dress | Heels | Clutch | Watch

It’s only May, and we have already been having some scorchers in Texas, y’all. Any other Southern girls out there feeling the pain? While I love warm weather style, sometimes certain outfits aren’t always great for beating the heat, but I believe I found the perfect staple dress for those hot summer days that every girl needs in her closet.

If I know I’m going to be outside for a summer get-together, I always take note of the color I’m wearing. Everyone sweats, it’s just a part of life, but being mindful of choosing colors that won’t show it (like my navy dress here) is really important. Also, prints can mask evidence of sweat, too (and spills, lol). White is one of my favorite colors for summer because it doesn’t show sweat much, either, and it’s just so cool and breezy. However, I know I’m a spiller, so if I’m going to be drinking wine or eating anything messy, I won’t pick a white outfit. Seems obvious enough, but going through exactly what your day is going to look like before picking your outfit will help you make better choices with your outfit.

Another reason I love this dress is that it has a great price point. At only $26, it’s perfect to have in your closet because it can be worn for so many different occasions. I am guilty of wanting to spend my cash on unique pieces instead of staples, it’s something I’ve always been bad about, but picking out a staple dress like this one (or simple jeans and casual tops like this outfit) is really the way to go. It’s the perfect “nothing to wear” dress because it’s flattering with its shift style, trendy with its cold shoulders, and the material can be dressed up or down. I added some heels and a clutch to show how it can be worn for the evening, but swapping out the heels for flat sandals and a clutch for a tote would make it perfect for brunch or a day event.

Do you have a favorite staple dress?

Photos by: Brandon Hill

Florals for Spring in Downtown Austin

Florals for Spring | Yellow floral wrap dress by Morning Lavender on the rooftop of the Westin Downtown Austin | By Hilary Rose

Florals for Spring | Yellow floral wrap dress by Morning Lavender on the rooftop of the Westin Downtown Austin | By Hilary Rose

Florals for Spring | Yellow floral wrap dress by Morning Lavender on the rooftop of the Westin Downtown Austin | By Hilary Rose

Florals for Spring | Yellow floral wrap dress by Morning Lavender on the rooftop of the Westin Downtown Austin | By Hilary Rose

Florals for Spring | Yellow floral wrap dress by Morning Lavender on the rooftop of the Westin Downtown Austin | By Hilary Rose

Florals for Spring | Yellow floral wrap dress by Morning Lavender on the rooftop of the Westin Downtown Austin | By Hilary Rose

Florals for Spring | Yellow floral wrap dress by Morning Lavender on the rooftop of the Westin Downtown Austin | By Hilary Rose

Dress | Necklace | Heels | Bag

Well, you know Miranda Priestly’s famous words… “Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.” She was obviously being snarky, but you really can’t go through Spring without getting a new floral dress in my opinion. I think the style can be new, different, and exciting by playing with fabrics, color combos, sleeve lengths, and skirt silhouettes.

To say that I’m obsessed with this dress is a HUGE understatement. Here are just a few reasons why it’s perfect: the bright yellow color is so vibrant and eye-catching, the floral print is completely adorable for spring, the high-low hem is so fun and flows when you walk, and the wrap style is extremely flattering. Have I sold you yet?

Photos by: Brandon Hill Photography