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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