You know what’s funny? I despise winter and being cold all the time, but as soon as summer arrives I’m quickly reminded how much I loathe warm weather clothes. Basically, I can’t win. Ha!
But, seriously. I’ve never been able to strike a balance between comfort and style during the summer months. In particular when it comes to shorts. Even though they are without a doubt the easiest to throw on, denim shorts are not my friend. No matter what brand/style/size I try, shorts never seem to fit or flatter my body correctly. So, what’s a girl to do?
Wear dresses. All the dresses.
Even though I’m still home a majority of the time, I find myself reaching for dresses more than anything else in my closet. They’re lightweight and comfortable and essentially a one-and-done outfit. What’s not to love?!
I gravitate mostly to midi styles with some sort of sleeve, so here’s a few of my affordable favorites!
Summer Midi Dresses under $70
Obviously I have a thing for A-line silhouettes and florals! I’m nothing if not consistent in wanting to keep my wardrobe streamlined and classic no matter the season.
All of these dresses mainly caught my eye because they easily can be dressed down with a denim jacket and sneakers – my go-to during the day – or snazzed up a bit for date night (even if we’re just at home out on the deck!). A few of these can easily transition to fall, too with the right shoes and accessories.
Also, fun fact: that shirt dress is similar if not the exact same style that Kate Middleton has worn in the past. If it’s good enough for her, I’m sold!
Do you enjoy wearing dresses throughout the summer? Where are your favorite places to shop for them?
Also check out these spring/summer closet staples!