Casual Little White Dress

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Merrick's Art White Summer Dress

Outfit Details:

Old Eyelet Dress (shop similar below, refashion tutorial here), Gingham Shirt (on sale under $30), Platform Espadrille Sneakers (on sale for $35!), Tortoise Shell Sunglasses, Rebecca Minkoff Tassel Bag, Gold Bunting Necklace (similar here)

For this round of Raiding My Sister’s Closet, my sisters and I are chatting about summer whites. I’ve done lots of posts about white on white combinations, like here with blush sneakers, here with a denim jacket, and here with some really cute wedges, or here with pink and gray accents, so today I’m taking it in a slightly different direction.

Merrick's Art White Dress
Merrick's Art J.Crew Gingham Shirt
Merrick's Art Rebecca Minkoff Tassle Bag
Merrick's Art Old Navy Eyelet Dress
Merrick's Art Olive Green Platform Sneakers
Merrick's Art Gingham Shirt Tied Around the Waist

A summer essential for me is a little white dress. I’ve owned a bunch of white dresses over the years, but a simple one that’s easy to dress up or down is the perfect choice. A white dress is often my go-to for summer events — dress it up with wedges and a clutch, or dress it down with sneakers and a baseball cap. It’s also perfect for picnics or BBQ’s with an easy pair of sandals, or great for date night with heels and a jacket.

For this look, I threw a gingham shirt around my waist, and added my favorite espadrille sneakers (that are on sale for $35 with free shipping!).

I rounded up a few similar white dresses — shop them in the widget below, and then go check out Janssen and Landen’s summer whites.

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