For Casual Monday. It feels a bit odd calling this a casual outfit. I suppose it’s more of an in-between outfit–not completely relaxed but not very conservative either. But I love crisp, white, cotton shirtdresses for summer.
I like to pop the collar on my starched shirts. I know, some people hate it. But I like to iron the collar so that it stands up in the back and the points fold down slightly just in the front. It’s preppy, and not for everyone, but I like it. And I’d unbutton the dress just enough to show off the necklace and a little skin without being vulgar.
For this dress, I would also switch out the belt. I think most summer dresses, whether they be poplin or jersey, look better if you swap out the belt they came with. Having another belt adds structure and style. I also added a slouchy leather tote (looking back I would have gone for a color, green, maybe), the wedges from last week and a simple pair of gold studs.
For the hair, I would wear it in a bouncy ponytail. For the makeup, I would wear a shear red lip, a lightly applied blush, some bronzer and a red pedicure.
For a Date. I love yellow and cobalt together. Love. So I wanted to pair them together in this outfit. I love that the dress has a classic shape and a bold color. Though, I’m not sure how that sleeve would look in person. I might have it removed entirely.
I wanted to choose an earring that complimented the shape of the necklace with its small, pyramid-like construction. This might be too much blue, looking at it again, but I still think the shape is right. I also added a sandal that skirts the boundary of casual and a simple envelope clutch in gold. You could also choose a tan or cork clutch.
For the hair, I would wear it in a loosely pinned, wavy updo. I would also do a side part to avoid the harshness of some updos. For the makeup, I’ve play up my eyes with a navy eyeliner and some slate-colored shadow. And I’d wear a gloss in whatever color complimented my skin best, but no really bright hues. That would be a little too much color.