By: Krysta Ayers

Buy yourself a little white dress. For the lightness and sunshine that comes with summer, this is a staple piece to have in your closet. Just like its sister, the little black dress, it offers a myriad of options when it comes to styling up or down. In picking one little white dress as your staple piece, make sure you find something with a comfortable length, you know, something you can also wear at the office. Finding the right fabric is also key. You don’t want anything heavy for the summer. Pick something out that’s breathable and allows for layering. Once you have this foundation piece, you can start styling it in different ways and get the most out of this investment piece.

Classic Denim

The denim jacket with a little white dress is a timeless and effortless classic. It’s also so simple, you can’t do it wrong. Grab your favorite denim jacket, a cute crossbody (preferably in a bright color to bring some pop to the outfit) and some nude heels. You can also pair this with some stylish sneakers for a more relaxed, weekend outfit.

Blazin’ Through

What we love about pairing a LWD with a blazer is that with a few accessory changes, this is so versatile. Top your dress with a tailored black blazer with simple jewelry for an office look, or complete your look with a bright blazer, some statement jewelry and a clutch. You can also wear a slouchy, boyfriend blazer and go for a trendier office look—the key for this outfit is wearing a white blazer to keep a polished work attire.

Keep it Simple

If you’re in a hurry, wearing a dress is also a fast solution. Keep it simple with dainty gold jewelry—one or two rings and one necklace—some killer heels and your purse. You don’t need to go overboard with belts or tons of jewelry. Plus, this look will create an effortless vibe about your style.

Chill Vibes

It’s summer in the Sun City—and you know what that means (hint: scorching sun rays). Pair your LWD with a wide brimmed fedora, long brown-toned necklace, shades and comfortable shoes. This look can take you to a patio brunch, the farmers market or a nice stroll around downtown.