Clothed with Grace: Building a Wardrobe: Spring Summer Dresses

Friday, April 18, 2014

Building a Wardrobe: Spring Summer Dresses

Today is the third edition of my Building a Wardrobe Series: Spring and Summer addition. On the first day I discussed layering essentials and yesterday I discussed pants and shorts .Today I'll be sharing with you some dresses that I think will be perfect to add to your wardrobe this Spring. Here were my thought's on Fall and Winter essentials, some of which will cross over.

For Spring and Summer:
  • First, I recommend getting a cotton, knit, or jersey dress in a great, bright color.  This can be a great go to piece for casual get togethers or BBQ's on the weekend.
  • Second, a recommend getting a great lace or eyelet dress.  The texture makes it interesting, but also will allow you to dress it up or down with shoes and accessories.
  • Third, I recommend getting a dress with a great print or stripe.  Dresses like this will really stand out as being special and you'll always feel great wearing them!
  • Lastly, I recommend getting a more structured dress in a bright color you love that will be perfect for work or church. 

Today I'm wearing an essential dress in a bold print.  I picked up while in Kansas City at The Garment District.  It was originally $72 and I got it on sale for $20!  I don't have anything else like it, so I think it'll definitely be a fun addition this Spring. Also the  Kim is back in stock at Edith Marie, I seriously love this necklace!

Denim Jacket: Limited (old) similar
Dress: The Garment District similar
Necklace: Edith Marie  same
Bracelets: Stella and Dot and Style  same This Life c/o  same 
Heels: Audrey Brooke similar


  1. Another great post, Ginny. As an ultimate Dress Lover and a Dresses Girl, I totally agree. I would even add some more like a Little White Dress, a Shirt-Dress and a Maxi. Also, for an over-all, seasonless Dresses a woman must have a LBD as well as a Red Dress.

    Anyway you look great. Loving your dress and that you styled it with the Denim Jacket. And that Necklace - swoon! I styled my Denim Jacket over an Outfit today that I think I can see you wearing - check it out.

    Hope Grant is well. Enjoy the weekend, Ada. =)

  2. I LOVE me a good dress (or collection of them!) So easy to wear in the summer and still look put together! I'm looking forward to wearing the maxi dress I got on clearance this winter too!

  3. I cleared out my dresses this past fall and really need to add some that will last me! These are such great suggestions! I love the dress you got, and what a deal!

  4. I'll take one of each please! Dresses are my statement item. I always wear them for work and, if I can get away with it, for play too.


  5. I love wearing dresses in the summer...they're so easy to just throw on with a few accessories and you're out the door!

    The Tiny Heart

  6. This is a great post! I really love your new dress, the color and print are so fun!

  7. I love summer dresses!!! I can't wait for it to warm up so I can wear them. Great selections and love yours.


  8. I loved how you balanced the print of the dress and the necklace with the jean jacket! So pretty!

  9. I'm in need of more dresses so this post was very helpful to me! Thanks! :)

  10. I really love that striped dress from J.Crew Factory! I just ordered a few things from Edith Marie after reading about it here a couple weeks ago!

  11. I wear my structured knit dress all the time during the summer. So glad you recommend having one!

  12. love your necklace and dress! you look gorgeous <3

    Letters To Juliet

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