5 Dresses You Need This Summer

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Well my friends, summer is upon us. Dresses have always been my favorite summer style/favorite way to beat the Texas summer heat! They’re more breathable than a pair of shorts and a top, and they’re perfect to throw on over a swimsuit for a day at the lake or the beach or at a pool party, and summer dresses just make me feel so light and free-spirited. So I’ve rounded up my favorite 5 dresses you need this summer to help you get the most out of this season!

In all honesty, you can wear a dress for every occasion during the summer: brunch with your girl friends, running errands, a night out on the town, a summer wedding, a date night with your man, a pool party, or even to work! If I kept up with shaving my legs, I would probably wear dresses 24/7. I think they make me happier, haha! I’ve broken down these 5 dresses you need this summer into the different categories of where to wear them to.

The Summer Brunch With Girlfriends Dress

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5 dresses you need this summer to help keep you cool from the heat and the best-dressed no matter where you're at! #summer #style #summerdress #summerfashion #summerstyle #summerdresses #dressesforsummer
5 dresses you need this summer to help keep you cool from the heat and the best-dressed no matter where you're at! #summer #style #summerdress #summerfashion #summerstyle #summerdresses #dressesforsummer

For brunch or just meeting my friends or family for margs on a Saturday I always like to wear my trendiest day-time dresses. Usually my go-tos are the off-the-shoulder dresses with fun pom-poms or tassels. And I like to style those trendy, fun dresses with espadrilles and a fun bag like my Cult Gaia Ark clutch.

The Summer Running Errands Dress

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5 dresses you need this summer to help keep you cool from the heat and the best-dressed no matter where you're at! #summer #style #summerdress #summerfashion #summerstyle #summerdresses #dressesforsummer
5 dresses you need this summer to help keep you cool from the heat and the best-dressed no matter where you're at! #summer #style #summerdress #summerfashion #summerstyle #summerdresses #dressesforsummer

When I’m just hanging out at the house or out running errands I’ll typically throw on a comfy t-shirt dress or just the softest dress that I have in my closet. In my case, it’s my tie-dye t-shirt dress, my comfy chambray dress, or a cotton halter-top dress. They’re all very breathable and it keeps me from getting too hot and sweaty. I’ll style these with my Tory Burch Miller sandals.

The Summer Event Dress

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5 dresses you need this summer to help keep you cool from the heat and the best-dressed no matter where you're at! #summer #style #summerdress #summerfashion #summerstyle #summerdresses #dressesforsummer
5 dresses you need this summer to help keep you cool from the heat and the best-dressed no matter where you're at! #summer #style #summerdress #summerfashion #summerstyle #summerdresses #dressesforsummer

Weddings, baby showers, engagement parties – especially outside during the day – definitely require a dress to keep you cool and fashionable! I wore the purple and blue patterned maxi dress to a baby shower that mostly took place outside. And I wore the dark purple high-low dress to an engagement party that mostly took place on an outside patio. I have a wedding coming up in September (I know, not summer, but in Texas it’s still really hot!) that I’m planning on wearing the light purple ASTR lace midi dress to!

The Summer Date Night Dress

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5 dresses you need this summer to help keep you cool from the heat and the best-dressed no matter where you're at! #summer #style #summerdress #summerfashion #summerstyle #summerdresses #dressesforsummer

For date night or just going out with your friends during the summer, dresses are always great to look and feel sexy. I always like to pair my date night dresses with heels and a small shoulder bag or clutch.

The Summer Work Dress

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5 dresses you need this summer to help keep you cool from the heat and the best-dressed no matter where you're at! #summer #style #summerdress #summerfashion #summerstyle #summerdresses #dressesforsummer
5 dresses you need this summer to help keep you cool from the heat and the best-dressed no matter where you're at! #summer #style #summerdress #summerfashion #summerstyle #summerdresses #dressesforsummer

And of course during the summer, you have to wear appropriate, summer dresses to work! Most of the time, I will pair one of my summer dresses with a cardigan or an unbuttoned button up to add sleeves. Or I will wear one of my nicer t-shirt dresses like my black and white striped dress or my jewelled, beige dress!

You can never go wrong with a dress (or romper) in the summer. These 5 dresses you need this summer will help keep you cool and the best-dressed no matter where you are. Whether you’re off to a pool party and throw on a dress as your cover up or if you’re attending a happy hour with girlfriends, these summer dresses are perfect for every occasion. So shave your legs, apply some self tanner, and let your legs soak up that summer sun without sweating through your shorts!

Outfit Details: Bamboo Ark Bag | Bamboo Ark Bag DUPE | Brown Heels | Green OTS Dress (old), similar | Fedora | Pom Pom Shoulder Bag | Black OTS Dress (old), similar | Leopard Espadrilles (s/o), similar | Black Flower Lace Dress (old), similar | Chambray Dress | Lipstick Coffee Mug | Snakeskin Sandals | Black Sunglasses | White & Navy Romper (old), similar | Gold Sandals | Pink Baseball Cap | Tie-Dye T-Shirt Dress (old), similar | Multi-Colored Maxi Dress (old), similar | Light Purple Floral Lace Dress (order two sizes up!!) | Nude Strappy Heels | Blue Ruffle Sleeve Dress | Leopard Strappy Heels | White & Black Maxi Dress | White & Black Striped Dress | Black Handbag | Pink Strappy Heels | Tie-Dye Maxi Dress | Chambray Button Up | White Tote Bag

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