Okay ladies, summer is here, and that means it’s officially time to put away all those heavy knits and dark colors in favor of breathable fabrics in light tones. Our way favorite way to pull off a trendy, comfortable, perfectly summery look? With a great summer dress and sandals, of course! There’s nothing easier and more comfortable to slip into on those sweltering hot summer days when wearing anything more complex would have you begging for hydration. Here are some of our favorite ways to wear a dress and sandals for summer:
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We highly recommend a simple striped sundress paired with our Oliva Sandal. It’s the quintessential summer look. Don’t you agree?
If a sundress isn’t your thing, you can also rock a great cotton maxi dress to keep you cool as well. If you’re going for the casual vibe, we suggest sticking with a pair of flat shoes as recommended above. However, if you require a maxi dress for something a little more formal, like a wedding, for example, you’ll need something with more structure. We suggest looking for a dress that still allows your heels to shine through. The below image will demonstrate what we mean.
On days where the sun is really beating down and you need to keep it as basic as possible, there is no better option than a simple cotton sundress and slip on sandals. Cotton will keep you cool, and your slip ons will allow you to easily remove your sandals when it’s time to dip your feet in the pool. We love this option for beach days, running errands, and summer BBQs.
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If you want to take your summer dress to new heights, but not necessarily go for the full out wedding guest look, you’ll probably want to find a dress with a bit more structure than a cotton dress, with some more details and embellishment. Really, the shoe option you pick will allow you to dictate how fancy your outfit is perceived. For example, we love the idea of our Kaia Ghillie Lace Up Sandal for something more appropriate for a date or special event, while you can’t go wrong with a flat option, like our Kalie Sandal if you still want to keep it comfortable and casual.
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We also love bright colors and floral prints for summer dresses. Again, the look you achieve will be entirely determined on what style of sandal you wear. No matter what you’re going for, though, we always have a variety of shoe options available for you at An Unlikely Pear. Which style would you wear with these brightly colored and floral summer dresses?
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Now, if dresses really aren’t your thing, but you still want the convenience of being able to just throw something on and go, we’re going to suggest trying a romper. A romper will give you more ease of movement, while still keeping you cool, comfortable, and of course, fashionable. A romper is a great choice for a day at the park with the kids, a summer concert, or a picnic date. Dress a romper up by wearing a great pair of wedges with it, as shown below, or dress it down with a pair of strappy flat sandals.
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Our Andria Wedge heels would be absolutely perfect to pair with a romper for a night on the town. You’d be the most on trend women for miles with that combo, guaranteed.
So which sandal and summer dress combo will you be rocking during these warm months? A long dress, a short dress? A simple dress, an embellished dress? Wedges, flats, or heels? Or perhaps you’re all about the romper look? Whatever way you chose to wear your summer dress, we have all the faith your style will match the weather: hot, hot, hot.
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