I loved the colors in this pastel striped dress. I also loved that it gave me an opportunity to wear my pink hat. I love hats for many reasons, but this time it was because it covered up my roots. Ha! Thankfully I just had my appointment. Hats, fun shoes, sunglasses, and a good bag are always my go-to items when I want to keep things interesting. This dress was fun on its own but better with good accessories. My only complaint is that the stripes don’t exactly meet in the front bust seam.
All of this led me to thinking about how to keep summer outfits from being boring. If you are like me, you love winter for all the layering and accessory options. I have found a few easy tweaks keep my summer outfits interesting. Here are a few tips:
- Forget beanies, scarves, and gloves – buy a summer hat. Whether a light color like mine or a straw option, they always add interest.
- Think statement shoes – lace up shoes are so in right now and always make a statement without adding heat/layers.
- Have fun with your sunglasses – I love having a couple different options when it comes to sunglasses. Whether mirrored, round, or a fun color, sunglasses really accent an outfit well. I use Ditto’s Endless Eyewear Program which is like Netflix for sunglasses. It allows me to swap my sunnies anytime I want while saving my wallet. Use code STRAIGHTASTYLE for 10% off.
- Mix up your bag – I added this white bag and a pink one to my collection over the spring and have worn them constantly. They are such fun summer pieces with the lighter colors. Straw totes are all the rage lately too and would be a good option.
How to Keep Summer Outfits from Being Boring
Pastel Striped Dress c/o Goodnight Macaroon // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Wedges c/o Sole Society // Purse: Rebecca Minkoff c/o Shopbop // Jean Jacket: Banana Republic // Hat: Forever21
Also, Shopbop is currently offering 25% off their sale items through today. I always love when they have a sale because you can get so many designer items at a discount. My favorite blush midi dress and the black version of the bag I have on today are included! I’m sharing some of my favorite items below.
That dress is amazing!
I love this pastel striped dress for something different but I agree the stripes not matching at the bust bother me too. You styled the dress great. The shoes and hat (I need them both lol) couldn’t go more perfectly with your dress. And I agree with your tips and all those Shopbop picks.
Your summer outfits are definitely NEVER boring!
Loving ALL your accessories! Your dress is super cute too! This is a perfect summer look!
Jeans and a Teacup
Your outfits are definitely pin worthy!! I love your tips! I agree, straw hat & statement shoe can instantly change the way u look! Summer is also time to have fun with different accessories especially sunglasses & bags ! 🙂
Love this easy breezy style and the wedge sandal is so cute!
I love this dress ! Light colours are really nice.
I love the neutrals in this, from the hat to the dress to the shoes it all flows so well!
I definitely needed those tips. You look gorgeous!!
In LOVE with that handbag and how you styled it!
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Such a pretty dress for summer. I love coloured bags too in pastel colours – pink, mint, yellow. Just add a pop of colour.