From the Blogs to Your Closet: 3 Summer Dresses for AM, PM & Weekend

I have a handful of go-to fashion blogs that always leave me feeling inspired and ready to play in my closet. The problem is that I usually don’t have any items in my wardrobe that can create the same style or feel as what I saw on the blog. Sure, many blogs list where they found their clothes but who wants to copy-cat their ensemble piece for piece? I’m all for inspiration (have you seen my quote board?) but inspiration is even better when paired with something tangible or, in startup speak, actionable.

So, if you’re like me and seek useful inspiration, I thought I’d help out with three summer dress styles from my favorite bloggers and the links to items that capture the essence of their look.

1. The Shift

Sea of Shoes always gets it right. As one of the most infamous and longest-standing style bloggers around, Jane Aldridge knows what she’s doing. domain server Her effortless white shift dress exudes summer breeziness with a minimal polish. Click the dresses within the image below for links to items that telegraph that clean as sheets vibe.



BCBGMAXAZRIA Kelli Chambray Shirtdress


RVCA ‘Lockwood’ Back Cutout Shift Dress


Warehouse Cocoon Shift Dress


Y.A.S. Claudie Dress with Burn Out Hem Detail

2.The Maxi

Kendi Everyday features fun and funky style from a girl that we can all relate to. She’s kind of like that really stylish girl you work with that seems down to earth yet totally adorable. This fun and polished maxi dress style encapsulates the carefree freedom of summer with a touch of goddess drama. Click the dresses within the image below for links to other maxis that will elevate your summer days and nights.


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Warehouse Lava Print Maxi Dress
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ASOS Maxi Tea Dress in Pastel Floral Print
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River Island Mix Print Maxi Dress
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ASOS Maxi Dress with Bird Print

3. The LBD

Nothing is more classic and essential than a LBD, otherwise known as the Little Black Dress. Wendy Nguyen of Wendy’s Lookbook masters this classic and gives it a modern feel with minimal sandals and strategic pops of red. Whether you have a fancy cocktail party to attend or just want to impress your significant other on a date night, I suggest clicking the links within the image below to find your perfect LBD option.


So Hood Midi Dress by Nasty Gal


Textured Mesh Cami Midi Dress by ASOS


Montana Knits dress by FRENCH CONNECTION


Sparkle & Fade Carved Halter Neck Skater Dress by Urban Outfitters

Elizabeth Sensky