The Ultimate Summer Must-Have
by That’s Totally Fetch

"I have nothing to wear!" How familiar do those words sound? How often do you say them?

During the summer time those 5 little words became my favourite to utter. Trying to piece together a pair of cute pants and a flowy top becomes the biggest mission in the world because it’s hot. Well, there’s only one solution to this problem, it's probably one of the best inventions in the world... the dress.

Think about it; it really is the solution to every occasion: A wedding? Throw on a cute, floaty dress. Got a hot date? Whip out those spanx and bodycon. Lunch with the girls? Slip on a comfortable maxi. Cinderella didn't ask for a Prince that night, all she asked for was a night off and a dress.

Dresses really are a summer wardrobe essential. They are the most versatile item of clothing you will ever own and are the easiest way to own your summer style. I've never been disappointed by my slip on-and go solution. There is something about a dress that makes me feel so pretty and confident; whether a classic LBD or a denim shift dress, I know I can conquer the day. So slip on that dress, throw on some cute accessories and there you go, Sugar.

When shopping for dresses, I tend to ask myself one very important question: can I take this dress from a daytime to evening look by simply changing up my accessories or shoes? (The exception obviously comes in if you are strictly shopping for a specific occasion). If the answer is yes, bag it!

Simplicity is key. A lot of people see it as boring but I see it as smart thinking. I much prefer buying plain and simple dresses and then spicing them up with accessories, a jacket or a rocking pair of shoes. Owning dresses that are versatile will end all I-have-nothing-to-wear headaches. I guarantee you.

I was super excited to team up with Refinery to bring you my summer dress style.

I always stick to the K.I.S.S. rule: Keep it simple, sister. What I absolutely love about all four dresses is that I can dress them up or down, and make them my own. It really is amazing how a pair of shoes can totally change your look. Taking a dress from day to night has never been easier.


 

THE LBD

I paired the black dress with black ankle boots for a laid-back daytime look. If you want to change it to an evening look simply slip on a pair of sexy, strappy stilettos and you are ready for a night on the town. I love how flowy this dress is. The fabric is real soft and feels great on my skin.


THE SWING DRESS

Unbelievably comfortable; it’s super airy, keeping you cool during the hot summer days. Seeing that the dress is simple, I paired it with my fringe heels to give the look a slight edge. This is the perfect lunch date outfit. Alternatively you can go for a super-chilled look by throwing on a pair of sneakers or flat sandals.


PREPPY DENIM SHIRT DRESS

My favourite! A denim dress can be worn a number of ways, this time round called for a pair of white court heels. The whole look is chic and classy. If heels aren't your thing, you can always choose a pair of high tops or cute flats.

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THE OFF-THE-SHOULDER DRESS

Love the detail! Off-the-shoulder tops and dresses are the in thing this summer. This dress can be styled a number of ways; I opted for a pair of thick-sole sneakers. I felt comfortable and super cute. You can pair the dress with a simple pair of flats as well. Stick to a simple shoe, as you don't want to detract from the beautiful embroidery. 

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#redefineyourstyle

Every woman should know the importance of having staple items in her wardrobe. A dress is definitely one of them. Whether you prefer classic, bohemian, grunge or high fashion you can make your style look on-point for any occasion in a fabulous Refinery summer dress.

XOXO
DEE