After the success last week of Debbi O’Shea’s Polyvore posting on how to update your little black dress for spring, we decided to ask her to do the same for white. White is a staple in everyone’s spring/summer wardrobe, and with all the season’s socializing, we love learning ways to reaccessorize our basics!—Ed.
What an honor! Women's Voices for Change is such a savvy website. I read it often for its informative content on women's health and lifestyle issues from the boardroom to the bedroom. I recommend it whole heartily.
I adore white dresses in the summer, but a “LWD” will inevitably have a shorter shelf life than a “LBD.” For that reason, I looked to find one that was both on trend and feminine, and that could be worn for a season or two without breaking the bank. I lucked out and found a white lace BCBGMaxAzria sheath dress for $248. It is the linchpin of all three looks.
Pretty Woman: Bridgehampton Polo
We know not everyone goes to polo matches; consider this as inspiration for any upscale daytime summer affair. love letting the dress speak for itself here. All it needs for finishing is perfect coral pops, like the Pucci banded hat for shade, the Rebecca Minkoff Diamond straw tote, and J.Crew Marci patent wedges for half-time divot stomping. Oh, and don’t forget the sunscreen.
Rooftop Cocktail Party
Casual Mondays at the Office
As the mercury rises during the warmer months, dress codes may relax a little or a lot, depending on the nature of the business. Either way, the goal should be to appear cool and crisp (aka “never let them see you sweat”). Pairing a navy Ralph Lauren blazer with the LWD looks chic but appropriate. Adding the scarf, cheap and cheerful linen Nine West bag, and lemon patent Alice and Olivia belt keeps the look fresh, not staid.
Colorful accessories are the easiest way to update your wardrobe this season, and they are available at price points that will suit any budget. Your LBDs and LWDs await. Have fun!