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

13 comments:

  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. =)

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  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!

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  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!

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  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.

    ~Cheryl
    http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

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  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!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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

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

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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

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

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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  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!

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

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

    Letters To Juliet

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  13. love your style! check my style at http://colossalcloset.blogspot.in/

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