Happy #fashionwednesday! Today, we are finishing the summer strong with the ultimate beach dress. When I was in South Carolina, we took time to walk along the pier and I wanted a chance to wear this fun summer dress one more time this season! I haven’t been able to take full advantage of it here in the midwest (no beaches around this landlocked state) – and it is one of those outfits that just makes me happy. Today, I’m going to be sharing my favorite way to style fun summer dresses like these PLUS I’m going to be including some of my other favorite summer styles that you need to take advantage of before it officially heads into fall! Let’s dive into this.


End Of Summer Style Guide: The Ultimate Beach Dress

End Of Summer Style Guide: The Ultimate Beach Dress

The Beach Dress

This particular winner is from The Loft a few months ago and it’s honestly just been hanging in my closet waiting for the right time to break it out and wear it. I love the aztec-inspired pattern and I particularly love the pom-pom tassels in the front. It’s cotton so it’s breathable and comfortable and it lays nicely over curves without being skin tight. It’s got an almost a-line type shape and it’s very breezy. I love the teal + white combo with the pop of red, pink and yellow! 

When you look for your perfect beach dress, think about these things: what shape flatters you most? What kind of material is most comfortable to you? Do you prefer shorter dresses or long and flowy dresses? Narrowing down what you feel most confident in is key!

Other favorites:

The Bag

This is another favorite find: it’s my pom pom bag from The Loft as well! I think I bought these two things together. They look so cute together and the pom poms match each other nicely. I love the straw material because 1) that is SUPER in this season and 2) it’s very summery. I love the straw hats, circle straw bags and these straw clutches. They really remind me of summertime.

Other favorites:

End Of Summer Style Guide: The Ultimate Beach Dress

End Of Summer Style Guide: The Ultimate Beach Dress

End Of Summer Style Guide: The Ultimate Beach Dress

The Shoes

These are one of the all time favorite pairs of shoes. They’re from my favorite store, Downeast Basics and they are SO comfortable. I pull them out all the time because they’re so neutral that they just elevate every outfit. They are almost the same shade as my skin tone so they give an illusion of longer legs, too. They don’t compete with the dress at all, but the laser cut outs in the material are a stand out on their own! I love the shape and width of the heel because it gives me some lift (which I need with dresses this length) and they are easy to walk in. 

Other favorites:

The Sunnies

These sunnies are SO cute and fun for the summer. They are really dark and black so they cut the harsh South Carolina sun really well. I loved how they were almost-but-not-quite a circle because that isn’t a shape that I regularly go for in sunglasses so I really went outside of my comfort zone. I’d make sure you choose a pair of sunglasses with really good UV protection when you are by the coast because you can really damage your eyes if you aren’t careful. It’s like sunscreen for your eyeballs. CLICK HERE for the exact pair. 

Other favorites:

End Of Summer Style Guide: The Ultimate Beach Dress

End Of Summer Style Guide: The Ultimate Beach Dress

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End Of Summer Style Guide: The Ultimate Beach Dress


I hope you are taking FULL advantage of the end of the season and finishing out strong with lots of pool time, beach trips and long walks in the sunshine. Everyone should be soaking up the last of the rays before they’re pretty much gone for the next 5 months. 

What is your favorite style to rock in the summer? Let me know in the comments below!

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