3 Reasons to Keep Rockin’ That LWD Straight Through Fall
Step aside, LBD — when it comes to summer style, little white dresses rule supreme — and this past season saw no shortage of Insta-worthy options. Summer might be coming to a close, but your favorite free-spirited frock has serious style potential for fall. Forget everything you’ve been taught about fashion faux pas: Styled alongside fall’s biggest style trends and must-have accessories, your LWD will keep those glorious warm-weather vibes alive long after lazy beach days have come and gone. This week’s Style Resolutions is bringing you three unexpected ways to wear your favorite white dress well beyond Labor Day, whether you’re getting your girlboss on at the office or keepin’ it real on the weekend.
How to Wear a LWD for Work
Pinstripes and pencil skirts aren’t the only way to nail that on-duty dress code. It’s all about keepin’ it classy, and your LWD won’t disappoint. Tap into those fine-tuned layering skills to achieve an on-the-job #OOTD that strikes the ultimate balance of effortlessly elegant and It-girl edge, styling your LWD alongside an earthy turtleneck tee and sophisticated sock boots. No working-girl getup is complete without a bit of a bling, and a sleek gold collar is just the thing. Round out the look with statement spectacles, a don’t-mess military coat that’s girlboss approved and a boxy backpack that boasts plenty of room for your on-the-go swag.
Farrow Marina Dress ($108) + J.Crew Tissue Turtleneck T-Shirt ($35), Mango Patent Sock Boots ($100), Zara Long Crossover Coat ($199), Lady Grey Division Collar in Gold With Abalone ($298), Prism Istanbul Acetate Optical Glasses ($270), COS Square Leather Backpack ($290)
How to Wear a LWD for a Night Out
Girllll. For a GNO ensemble that’ll go down in history, enlist the help of your little white dress. Skip the blazer — your standard after-hours coverup — and cozy up in a silk pajama top that’s straight-up chic. Channel your inner street-style star by going all out with extras, jazzing up your getup with velvet heels, Renaissance-inspired baubles and shimmery socks that scream cool-girl in training. A perfectly painted pout isn’t required, but strongly encouraged.
Farrow Marina Dress ($108) + Drake’s for J.Crew Pajama Top in Midnight Unicorn ($198), Christie Nicolaides Cornelia Earrings ($259), Topshop JoJo Multi Buckle Shoes ($85), Nasty Gal Gotta Hand It to You Knuckle Duster Clutch ($58), NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned ($26), Jonathan Aston Luminosity Socks ($9)
How to Wear a LWD for the Weekend
Dress over pants? Just do it. Consider this laid-back ensemble your new off-duty go-to when your inner lazy girl starts to kick in. Leather leggings and a statement sweatshirt will keep you crazy comfy while sending your LWD’s style factor through the roof. The celeb-approved style strategy gets even more effortless when metallic Converse and a rib knit beanie are thrown into the mix. For a pop of playful color, toss on a vibrant cross-body bag and silk scarf that you can rock a hundred different ways.
Farrow Marina Dress ($108) + Mother of Pearl Edith Bonded Jersey Sweatshirt ($151), Wilfred Free Daria Pant — Ankle ($135), Drake’s for J.Crew Long Silk Scarf ($60), Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Metallic Canvas High Top Sneaker ($65), Madewell x Marlow Goods Mini Britten Bag ($310), Urban Outfitters Classic Knit Beanie ($15)
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!