blazer: hand-me-up from my brother // dress: Old Navy // necklace: The Land of Salt // shoes: Old Navy (similar)
photos by Chelsea Laine Francis
I don’t know about your circle of friends and bloggers, but everyone I know owns this dress. It’s from Old Navy, which means it has a wider shopping appeal. It’s linen, so it’s perfect for summer. And it’s a smock dress; my very favorite trend (see more here) that everyone else seems to be favoring now too!
I’ve seen this dress styled a ton of cute, summery ways, most of which I, too, have worn since purchasing the dress a couple of weeks ago. (Seriously, I wear it at least once a week because it’s so. darn. comfy!) However, I did something a little different with it for work and thought I should share since, you know, that’s what I do here on this blog.
How do you take a summery, shapeless, linen dress from weekend to work, you ask? Add a blazer, of course! I wore this outfit (with different shoes — decidedly I’m not feeling the clogs with this) to a work meeting and got all of the compliments. That’s one way to know a look is working for you!
If you’re wondering how to style the same dress for play instead of work, I love how Tay, Chelsea, and Jesse styled it!
Do you, too, own this dress? I want to know how you’ve worn it so far!