summer basics . . . the casual (but cool) dress

so, you are at the beach.  you run into some friends.  they say “let’s take the all the kids to dinner tonight some place where we can get a glass of wine.”  perf, right?  so, what are you going to wear??  don’t want to look like you over thought this one.  (obvi.)   but, what DO you wear when you (1) have had too much sun, (2) are not interested in busting out the full make-up kit or styling your hair, (3) are wearing casual sandals, but (4) want to look cool.  sure would be nice if you had shorn this sitch up before you got to the beach.

below, i’ve hooked you up with some sweet options to keep you looking totally sick on your vacay, at the beach, or at the lake this summer.

welcome to your monday!  why not get it rocking from the start?



totême cotton twill mini | tomas maier leather sandals

they always have the a.c. CRANKED at the beach and, with a little sun on my shoulders, i ALWAYS freeze unless i have a sleeve in the evening.  this shift would also be smoking with a pair of destroyed, cropped levi jeans right now.



isabel marant fringed noil silk shift | paloma barçelo macramé and leather sandals

because everything isabel marant makes you 100% cooler, this light-weight, loose weave silk-noil fringed mini is perfect for nights at the beach.  and these sandals are exactly on point for summer.beach-basics-stylebriefs-black-shift-sandals

equipment silk shirt dress | dr. scholl’s camel leather clogs

this dress is perfection all summer long, regardless of where you are.  and everyone needs the doctor this summer.

tell us what you think!!!