Summer is here, and the quest of finding the perfect summer dress has just begun. While walking down the streets of this beautiful little picturesque town by the Adriatic sea in my new metallic rose gold sandals, I’m testing waisted pinched, striped and ruffled midi shirt dress with the cold shoulder. Yes, this cold shoulder dress has all that a summer dress should have this season.
MY WEEKEND STYLE
I’m on a mission to find the perfect summer dress I could wear on my short escapes to the seaside on the weekends, as well as in the city during the week. So wearing this fashionable ruffled midi shirt dress with the metallic rose gold sandals while strolling through the seaside town, seemed just the right way to test this outfit for both situations. It turned out that this stripe cold shoulder dress that gives off beachy fresh vibes makes a perfect summer dress for a Sunday stroll through the city or evening walk on the beach. Well, this is when you ditch your rose gold heels off.
And keep reading to find out where to get my summer outfit and tips on how to style cold shoulder dress with stripes, ruffles, and pinched waist, and an asymmetric hem.
But first more about how should your perfect summer dress look like.
THE PERFECT SUMMER DRESS
This summer is all about statement details, patterns, stripes, florals, and ruffles. As there is so much going on in fashion right now, finding a perfect summer dress that would have it all, while still keeping our summer look streamlined and classic, is quite challenging. One stripe or one ruffle too many and you are off the line.
Ps. Go here to see my Summer Dress guide for a romantic weekend getaway.
You know what I mean. No matter what, you don’t want to wear too many statements at once. And if you really can’t decide which fashion trend should overrule your summer dress, go for a dress like mine that has it all. Yet, all the fashion trends comply with each other and blend in so well you barely notice them. All you can tell is that you want to have this dress. And you want it now.
Luckily for you, you are only one click away from this perfect summer dress, and the gorgeous rose gold sandals that I’m wearing this time. Scroll down to shop my style.
SHOP AND WEAR MY SUMMER STYLE
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I’m wearing a ruffled, striped, cold shoulder shirt dress from Storets (get this cold shoulder dress here). Ps. you are seeing me in this summer ruffled shirt dress for the first time, but be sure to check how I styled another, way more modest, shirt dress over here.
I styled this cold shoulder dress with the metallic sandals from Stuart Weitzman (you can get these rose gold sandals ON SALE -30 % OFF here). Again I’m wearing them for the first time. Ps. check here to see my other favorite summer sandals that come with tassels and are all about fun.
Finally, I styled my ruffled and striped cold shoulder summer dress with a hot pink bag from See by Chloe. Admittedly, this bag is more or less a faux pas with this summer dress and rose gold sandals, but this was the only pink bag I took to my seaside city escape this weekend. Anyway, I added the pastel pink bags that match this dress better, that is to say perfectly, in the galleries. Be sure to go through all the products to see them. Also, find some sunglasses that go so well with this summer dress in the galleries as well.
Ps. Find the affordable pieces at the end of the galleries.
HOW TO STYLE FUN COLD SHOULDER DRESS
Almost forgot to mention how to style a fun cold shoulder dress, that is covered with candy colored stripes and has a ruffled asymmetric hem. Plus it’s pinched in the waist. While there is so much going on in this dress, you should keep it simple and try to simplify the look by pointing out something else. You know what I mean? Instead of making your summer outfit all about the dress, style it with statement shoes.
ROSE GOLD SANDALS
However, not any shoes will do. Make sure your shoes are it shoes merely because of their colour and not because of their shape or any other details on the shoes. The shoes should be minimal. Yet special, so one notices them on the spot. In short, go for metallic shoes in rose gold when in the city and for pastel or sleek metallic slides when going out to the beach. Wedges and ankle wraps are a no-no this time. Even for the beach.
OUT AND ABOUT IN THE CITY
RUFFLES, STRIPES AND COLD SHOULDER ON THE BEACH AND IN THE CITY
I know you want to wear the wedge espadrilles all the time. Especially on your summer vacations by the sea, but trust me you shouldn’t wear espadrilles with a dress like this. There is simply too much going on. Well, unless you are for a boho, gipsy vibes rather for a stylish, fashionable look.
Also, it’s important you go for a statement shoes and not for a statement bag. Or you will look smaller.
BAG, SUNGLASSES AND MORE
When it comes to other accessories, the rule is only one. Keep it simple but fun. Sleek design and candy pastel colours that match the stripes on your shirt dress.
Almost forgot to highlight a little detail about what bag to carry around with your ruffled and striped cold shoulder dress. That is a leather top handle or shoulder with chain strap pastel bag for the city or even when strolling through the narrow streets of the old port town when on vacation by the sea. And white or pastel bucket raffia or rattan bag for the beach.
Be sure to check the galleries above to find the perfect bags and accessories to wear with this romantic summer outfit. Ps. Find the affordable pieces at the end of the galleries.
RUFFLES, STRIPES, COLD-SHOULDER AND METALLICS SANDALS
Be sure to follow me on Instagram to see what else I’m wearing my stunning rose gold metallic sandals with this summer.
I’m more than happy that I found my perfect summer dress. The one that brings up all the major fashion trends of the season: the ruffles, stripes, cold shoulder and even pinched waist. Yes, this cold shoulder dress has it all. And when styling it with the rose gold metallic sandals, it seems I’m ready to live this summer to the fullest. What about you? Have you found your perfect summer dress already?