Summer Style Essentials: The Little White Dress & Neutral Sandals

Now that the warm weather looks like it’s here to stay, I’m officially switching into summer mode. I’m ready to say goodbye to quarantine sweatsuits and hello to one of my all time favourite summer style essentials: the LWD. The little white dress has been a staple in my summer wardrobe for as long as I can remember – it’s effortless, it’s chic, it’s comfortable and it’s easy to dress up or down. Though you’re likely not going to be anyone’s favourite person if you wear one to a summer wedding or bridal shower, there are still tons of occasions and reasons to have at least one of these in your closet.

Even though it’s not looking like I’ll get to rock a little white dress on a patio or at any social gathering any time soon – there’s no reason why I can’t throw one on and look great drinking wine on my deck. So if you’re looking to up your summer style, I’ve rounded up eight simple & effortless little white dresses and eight neutral sandals for you to pair them with.

The LWD : Simple & effortless Little White Dresses for Summer and Neutral Sandals to pair with

FROM TOP LEFT:

LITTLE WHITE DRESSES: Vici Collection Cotton Crochet White Dress | H&M Airy White Dress | Billabong x Sincerely Jules Lover’s Wish Dress | ASOS Design Off Shoulder Mini White Sundress | Aritzia Wilfred Sidonie Dress | Vici Collection Cotton Ruffle Tiered White Dress | Lulus White Tie-Back Cutout Dress | Lulus Tiered Puff Sleeve Mini Dress

SANDALS: Aldo Shoes Oita Strappy Flat Sandal | Aldo Shoes Wialia Light Brown Flat Sandal | Aldo Shoes Celodia Cognac Slide Sandal | Steve Madden Marcella White Leather Jute Sandal | Steve Madden Celebrate Camel Suede Sandal | Vici Collection Scottsdale Raffia Block Heeled Sandal | Dolce Vita Zayla Wood Heeled Sandal | Steve Madden Clarette Camel Suede Wrap Around Tie Up Sandal

The other thing that pairs perfectly with the LWD? That perfect summer sun-kissed glow. If you’re like me and are at work during peak sunning hours or are looking for a safer sunless tan, these are my three favourite sunless tan products to kickstart that summer glow:

St. Tropez Express Bronzing Mousse: Though I’m sure there are lots of other great mousses on the market that make it easy for streak free application – this one wins for me because I can get a dark tan in 3 hours instead of the 8 hours most other products take.

Bali Body Luxe Tanning Mitt: This mitt makes application a breeze and fits better than most other mitts because of the thumb area. I found most other mitts fall apart at the seams and just don’t hold up as well.

Bali Body Face Tan Water: The BB Face Tan Water gives my face a great glow so that my face matches my self-tanned body. I don’t like using the body mousses on my face because I have sensitive skin. I usually will put this on before bed and wash it off in the morning – perfect every time.

Are you a fan of the LWD? What’s your favourite go-to summer outfit?

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