For summer events where you want to look polished, pretty, and pulled together, reach for one of this year’s Summer Essentials: The Garden Frock. Whether you need a look for brunch, weddings, or work, these structured, colorful dresses are a no-brainer, fool-proof choice. And now you can even bring these flirty fit-and-flares into your casual weekend wardrobe.
Read on for tips on how to make The Garden Frock work for each of the occasions above, and then closet the look for yourself.
- For Work
Layer it over a button down for a modernized Ivy League look. Pair with flat oxford shoes and a top knot for a chic take on a classic work look. Bonus tip: try adding a skinny belt for added waist definition.
- For Weekend
Dress down a typically formal dress by layering a tee shirt over the dress, then knot at the waist. Accessorize with sneakers and cross-body bag to a coolify the ladylike silhouette of the dress.
- For Evening
Let the dress shine for the evening by simply adding a metallic strappy sandal and statement earrings. For chiller evenings, try a cropped jacket that hits at waist line to show off the flattering shape of the dress.
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