Are You Feeling Easy Like Me?
Sweltering heat, days on end of fro yo, and a sun-fried brain unable to make fashion decisions. I can barely figure out what to do with my hair, let alone sit and strategize a head to toe outfit as I fan myself with last night’s take out menu. Should I wear the pants that cause me IBS? With the top that requires a tank top underneath. There's nothing I hate more than being all buttoned up with a bad case of swamp a** and arm pit stains that are irreversible.
This was me until I decided to invest in a new summer dress. Okay, maybe it was two or three, (yes I have a problem stopping with just one of anything, take my Baked Cheetos addiction for instance). Anyway, if this sounds like your morning routine, it’s time to purchase a new summer dress that will make your life easier – and breezier.
Keep these tips in mind as you search:
A maxi length dress is great for elongating your bod. I'm 5’4 and I still rock the maxi repeatedly. It is my bootie call. I know it has the word maxi in it and your mind starts running rampant about feminine products but the maxi silhouette really is a wardrobe staple for summer days and a great day to night piece. I wear it with either flat sandals or a summer cork wedge.
A perfect printed dress is priceless. It’s fun, graphic and reeks of summer fabulosity. Black and white is a safe color choice but a multicolored printed dress is better. Don’t be afraid of color. Picture your sun kissed skin faux spray tan, a pair of gold hoop earrings and a stack of bangles that pop your printed dress. Geometric prints cut and flatter the body. I also love stripes, they get a bad rap for not being flattering but I 1000 percent disagree. Animal prints never go out of style and work for the young mama, the MILF mama or even the maternity mama with one on the way.
Uneven hemlines are a wearable trend this season, especially if you’re open to experimentation (like I was with this dress) and/or want to show off those lovely carpooling legs. I love the shorter length hemline in the front that drapes longer in the back. There’s an element of romance and fantasy with the uneven hemline, (don’t ask questions why, there just is because I say so!). It’s a cutie patootie novelty detail and one you may not already own.
It’ll be easy come, easy go, easy flow this summer with a wardrobe of no-thought-required dresses. Thank me later!
Dress Examples: maxi dress, outnet.com; printed dress, us.asos.com