How to style a white maxi dress

I haven’t done an outfit post in forever, so I thought I would shake off the rust and put together one today. One of the pieces I really love for summer is a white dress - which is apparently trendy this year, but in my opinion, a white dress in the summer is never a bad idea, trends be damned. Depending on your personal preference, you can go with a little white dress, a midi length or a full white maxi dress. I love a white maxi dress, but as someone who tops out at 5’2”, it’s difficult to find one ready-to-wear. (Petites get no love.)

The one in this collage is technically a midi dress, but I suspect it would read as a maxi on those of us shorter folks. To style this dress for summer, I prefer to go simple, with just a couple pops of color from the earrings (our new Abstract earrings in bamboo and pink) and a woven purse. The sandals I chose are espadrille wedges to go with the bamboo of the earrings as well as the woven texture of the purse. If you wanted, you could also add a floppy hat and a light shawl (layers are always advisable where I live in the Bay Area, as temperatures vary from hill to hill.)

The nice thing about the casual white dress for summer is that there are so many styles, it can work for almost everybody and it’s easy to wear all the time by just switching accessories for different looks.

What do you think? Would you wear this look? Let me know what you think in the comments.

xo, Kaelen