Designer/ Fashion / 18 Jul, 2020

The Best Summer Dresses to Wear Through Fall

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mia mia mine wearing a white dress and black sam edelman heels for summerThis post is sponsored by Saks OFF 5TH x ShopStyle.

Summer is the season for dresses, and I love taking advantage of the opportunity to wear something outside of jeans and a basic tee. In the past, I’d always stock up on dresses at the beginning of the season in preparation for all the social summer events. Even though things have been a little different this year and everyone is traveling a little less, I’m a big believer that it’s smart to be prepared, which is why I’m still shopping for dresses at the moment. I love how easy they are to throw on and they keep me cooler than other outfit options. Lately, I’ve been finding the best summer dresses from Saks OFF 5TH. They have such a chic range of options that you can rock with heels, flats, or sneakers – and you can shop from many of the biggest designer brands at up to 70% off! If you’re looking to refresh your closet now without breaking the bank, I recommend shopping my favorite selections below.

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White Dresses

When I’m in a rut about what to wear during late summer, a flirty white dress never fails me. I love how versatile this French Connection dress is, which I found at Saks OFF 5TH for over 50% off. The fit and flare silhouette is perfect for my petite frame – and it’s super easy to dress up or down. I paired it with these Sam Edelman heels but can also see myself styling it with slide sandals. It would be perfect piece for any newly engaged bride-to-be looking for white dresses.

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a white dress from saks off 5thCasual Day Dresses

My favorite summer dresses have that easy, effortless vibe, which are best for everyday wear. Casual day dresses typically come in fun colors and a variety of silhouettes like linen dresses, jersey, cotton or floral prints. These dresses can pull your look together in a pinch and give you a few minutes extra to get ready in the morning. I usually prefer mini or maxi lengths since they’re the most flattering on me. They’re also the perfect vacation-ready piece if you have any plans to get away to a nearby beach.

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a karl lagerfeld bag and sam edelman heels from saks off 5thSpecial Occasion Dresses

So many people have had to shift their wedding plans, engagement parties and more because of this year’s pandemic. And many of them have now been pushed to fall or winter, which warrants shopping for that perfect special occasion dress. I would say it’s best to go with a little black dress that will remain timeless in your wardrobe, but you can’t go wrong with something a little more bold and feminine even if plans change again. You’ll at least have the perfect dress for happy hour or a date night. Saks OFF 5TH also carries a huge selection of stylish heels and accessories that are under $100 so you can complete your look – I recommend grabbing these heels for any special occasion.

petite fashion blogger wearing a summer outfit from saks off 5thLace Dresses

Finally, one summer dress style that everyone needs is the lace mini or midi. I love wearing lace dresses with flat sandals or wedged espadrilles because it’s a look that goes from lunch date to date night. Just add a mini shoulder bag to complete this effortlessly chic look. Lace dresses often times work for the office too, especially when they’re a little longer. You can throw a blazer on over top for any important meetings or zoom calls.

xo, Maria

Outfit Details

French Connection Dress (similar here)
Sam Edelman Ankle Strap Heels
Karl Lagerfeld White Bag (exact color sold out, similar here)

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