I think summer is the perfect time to play around with prints. Of course, I’m usually drawn to classic stripes…but ikat, tie dye, tropical prints, gingham, polka dots & florals are all great patterns to try this time of year. Admittedly, I don’t have a lot of prints in my closet, but the neutral colors in this palm fit & flare dress instantly caught my eye.
I love the subtle puff sleeves + there is a fun tie detail in back that shows a little skin (while still concealing your bra strap). Because the sleeves have elastic sewn into them, you can also wear this off the shoulder (see photos below!), which is great way to make it date night-ready.
I added a belt to create even more definition at the waist – I wear this straw belt SO MUCH in the summer and it’s one of my must-have accessories to instantly make a flowy dress more flattering. Mine is old, but I found similar budget-friendly options for you here, here, here & here.
LOFT is well-known for their vanity sizing and this dress is no exception – I had to go down two sizes to get a perfect fit, so definitely keep that in mind when ordering. Because their sizing varies so much from piece to piece, I’ve gotten into the habit of ordering multiple sizes when I place an online order & just returning what doesn’t fit. Thankfully, they are offering free mail-in returns if you don’t have a store near you or don’t feel comfortable going into one right now.
They are having a huge sale right now that goes through July 2nd & this dress is marked down to just $35 with code HBDUSA. Some of my other top picks include this embroidered skirt, this canvas utility jacket, this open-knit sweater (only $18!), these linen shorts and this tie-front top. They also have a boatneck top, tie-waist shorts & a flutter sleeve tee in the same palm print as the dress I’m wearing here. See more of my favorite printed pieces for summer below!
What I’m wearing:
LOFT Dress (also in polka dot & pink), Similar Belt (here or here),
Similar Heels (here or here), Similar Clutch, Similar Hoops,
Amazon Necklace, Similar Bangles, Similar Pearl Ring,
Nails: OPI Lisbon Wants Moore, Lips: Maybelline (Lover)