With temperatures getting higher, especially in Texas, it can be hard to find the motivation to really get ready. My secret is cute summer dresses and jumpsuits! Being able to throw on one piece that can be dressed up or down depending on the accessories can be such a lifesaver. With summer about to hit full-force, I wanted to share some of my favorite pieces I’ve had my eye on recently.
Three key considerations to make for cute summer dresses and jumpsuits are fabric, silhouette and versatility. Fabric is really the biggest one because it can drastically impact the weight and how hot you’ll be. Silhouette is important for this too! If it’s super humid, you may not want to put on a maxi dress because of the amount of fabric, regardless of weight. I included versatility in here because during the summer, it’s not uncommon to bounce around different places throughout the day. You want to be ready for errands in the morning and an impromptu dinner out in the evening!
Let’s start with the mini dresses! I can’t think of anything more effortless than this orange one. If you live in a warmer climate like I do, I do think a denim jacket or neutral cardigan would make this wearable during early fall as well. The print on this one is stunning and together with the puff sleeve makes it look more elevated than it really is. I can see this midi dress being perfect for a nice meal or rehearsal dinner. The color blocking also adds an interesting element. This floral maxi is truly perfect for summer and would absolutely brighten your day! I’ll end on this blue dress, which is such a pretty, soft shade. It’s the perfect color for the linen-blend fabric! Though I do want to note the sizing on top isn’t ideal for larger chests.
What I love about jumpsuits is they’re just as easy and polished as cute summer dresses, but also unexpected in a way. This navy patterned one is fun with the bee print, but not too overwhelming. Then there’s this striped one, that has a coastal feel that’s perfect for vacation and a summery glow! This white one is the same way and has a nice wide leg and bow detail that adds some extra interest. I can’t get enough of this pink option—the color is beautiful and the design is simple yet unique. Finally, I love the utility silhouette of this one, plus it comes in three different lengths!
See also my beach packing list, vacation outfit inspiration and summer wedding guest dresses!