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I don't own any fringe sandals yet, but I have a crush on them. Seems like they'd transition well into fall.
Anyone own any?
White dresses say cool & easy in the summer, but what about black? I've noticed women wearing their usual black as the weather heats up--especially cropped leggings & sleeveless tops.
Here are two inexpensive dresses I recently acquired--one black, one white--to wear to work this summer.
A black dress
This dress is from the Hana Tajima collection at Uniqlo, & I got it for $9.90. The dress is a medium & was called a tunic, but it's actually the perfect work dress length.
I know it doesn't look like a summertime dress, but it's made of thin rayon, so it's light & comfortable.
I've been wearing flat sandals everywhere--even to work--which I think helps make the dress look a bit less serious.
Modest wear is becoming popular internationally. See article about this rising trend here.
A white dress
I got this dress in tall, so it would be more work-length appropriate. It's a little flarey for my liking, but I like the texture. Most similar dresses cost much more; after discount, this one was about $20. I got the belt at Target--it's leather & cost around $15. The dress is cool & comfortable.
I realize both dresses are a touch big on me, but the next size down in each is too small or doesn't exist. I don't think I'd want either one to be tight for work, so the sizes are ok with me.
I figure I'll be able to wear both dresses into the fall. I'll just throw a cardigan over the white one & change shoes for the black one.
What are you wearing to work this summer?
White dresses seem so cool & easy in the summer. It's nice if they have a little texture or detail, so you don't look like a nurse.
Summery & casual, perfect for swimsuits, cover-ups, bags, shorts, even men's wear--ikat prints seem to have taken over stores...
It's fun when the ikat pattern is used to create a border or shaping....
From Garnet Hill
Lots more swimwear & cover-ups at Athleta in ikat than shown here
From Forever 21
From Banana Republic
From Old Navy
From J. Crew & J. Crew Factory
Do you already own some ikat? Will be you wearing some this summer?
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