We’ve already covered in past posts our love affair with wearing white for summer. And this dress from English Factory is no exception. Today we really encourage you to take staples and trends that you know you love and suit you, and push the envelope just that much further. If you know you love a tunic shape on your body, pick up a great tunic with a cold-shoulder detail. Or perhaps you live in button-downs, find one with some leather paneling in the back or some lace elements. That’s what we love about English Factory – they take an approachable piece like a white dress and add elements to create an edgy, daring look. The tiered ruffles on the bottom on this dress immediately transport you to somewhere dreamy! And the tiny floral details are a nice take on a pattern that can sometimes be too busy or over-saturating. So, before summer ends, find your staple piece and then step it up a notch into somewhere a little more daring and unexpected. (Maybe that means less is more!) Whatever rings true for YOU. It’s a little scary at first, but the Minxies have got your back!
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Tiered Dress, English Factory – $102 (Now 50% OFF!)
“Continental” Flats, Seychelles – $92
Black Choker, NY Jewelry – $12
If you’re going to a dressy summertime or early fall event, you can’t go wrong with a crisp, well-tailored white dress (unless it’s someone else’s wedding)! We’ve paired this beauty by Minuet with our new Frye mary-janes in black, a pretty pair of white earrings and zippered clutch with a pop of tangerine, but any other more or less colorful accessories will do. You have a clean slate to create almost any palette you dare with a dress like this one.
white cross-back dress, Minuet – $90
white splash earrings, Minx Accessories – $12
black and tangerine zip clutch, Minx Accessories – $41
Miranda mary janes in black, Frye – $167
There’s something so sweet and lovely about a white lace dress. Be it worn under a graduation gown, as a casual wedding dress, or for any summer event where you want to dress up a little, you can’t go wrong with a perfect white lace dress. And this frothy MM Couture frock is just that.
tiered white lace dress, MM Couture – $103
wooden petals necklace, by boe – $61
acrylic starburst earrings, by boe – $31
ring, Desiree Jacqueline – $57
Cora ankle strap heels, Frye – $211
Whoever says “don’t wear white after Labor Day,” is probably not much fun to go shopping with. We certainly wouldn’t blame you for wearing this pretty Winter White dress by Darling. A silk floral scarf by Echo will keep your shoulders warm while you schmooze it up at your next dress-up event.
white dress, Darling – $103
silk floral scarf, Echo – $72
red suede booties, BC footwear – $91
starburst necklace, Lenora Dame – $85
It’s one of those dresses that just seems too cool! The open sides and black piping are a little suggestive and yet the full skirt and creme base color makes sure it never gets too racy.
creme dress with black piping (also available in solid black), Many Belles Down – $40
black sandals, BC footwear – were $62, now on sale for $37.20
peach stones necklace, David Aubrey – $82
double gold hoops, Palola (local) – $68