What’s your favorite summer look?
Me? No question, a sundress. Easy breezy one-piece dressing at it’s best, I love the carefree ease of simply throwing one on and heading out the door. At it’s most effortless state; slip on a pair of flip flops, grab your market bag, straw hat, big sunnies and off you go!
But wait, there’s so much more.
A sundress can be dressed up or down, even become work appropriate with just a little effort and the right accessories. The key to accessorizing a sundress is to keep things light and carefree. Hoop earrings, delicate neck layers, rings and bangles. For shoes, I like to stick with neutral tones or metallic for daytime. And keep your bag light as well – think straw, canvas, lightweight leather bags, totes. Come nighttime, whether you opt for a short, midi or maxi dress, simply add a metallic clutch and sandals and you’ll be ready for dining al fresco or any patio party that comes your way!
The key to accessorizing a sundress is to keep things light and carefree. Hoop earrings, delicate neck layers, rings and bangles.
Shoes: flip flops, sneakers, flat sandals
Topper: loose knit cardigan, denim jacket (white or denim), kimono
Bag: straw tote or canvas; nothing heavy to weigh down your look.
Casual Daytime with Denim Jacket
Casual Day or Night Elevated
Shoes: espadrille (heeled or flat), mules, wedge sandals (not too heavy), block heel metallic sandal
Topper: denim jacket (white or denim), lightweight blazer, lightweight utility jacket, lightweight cardigan, kimono
Bag: straw tote, canvas tote, lightweight backpack, spring colors in leather bags,
Shoes: strappy sandals, wrap sandals or an elegant mule
Topper: lightweight blazer, leather jacket, wrap or kimono
Bag: swap out your straw daytime tote for a black, metallic or pop of color clutch for evening
Not a fan of your arms right now? Layer a LIGHTWEIGHT FITTED tee under your sundress. I like UNIQLO for great layering tees.
Having issues with the straps moving around? Hollywood Secrets Fashion Tape (AMAZON) will keep any strap in place!
Strapless? Try silicone nipple covers
Brastraps ruining your look? It’s summer time, try a bralette! Read more on bralettes in the AskSuzanneBell.com post Wardrobe Solutions Over 40: 8 Bralettes and Bandeau Styles you Need to Know (HERE) and Outfit Solutions Over 40: Spagetti Straps and Bratfettes (HERE)
Tell us what you think!
What is your favorite warm weather look? Do you have any tips to share on how you style a sundress? I am always looking for more ideas on what to wear OVER a sundress. Do you have any suggestions? Drop a line down below, we’d love to hear your thoughts!
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