Summer Uniform: The White Dress

I adore clothes + shopping. So it might come as a surprise that I am a fervent subscriber to uniform dressing. I believe in having a few staple looks that I like to put on repeat seasonally and find that it helps:
1. Get the introvert in me out the door to a social event without the added excuse of “nothing to wear.”
2. Helps me focus the chatter in my brain on what I want to accomplish today vs what to wear.
3. Focus my seasonal clothing consumption to fewer, better pieces that are timeless and I can see myself wearing over and over again.

Therefore, I’ve dubbed this summer the summer of the white dress. (I mean is ANY summer not that summer?!?) My favorite ones are an easy mix of relaxed yet polished, lightweight fabrics for this Texas heat and machine washable. A few faves I’ll be putting on repeat:

 Broderie Anglaise Midi Dress via & Other Stories

This one tops my list for 2 reasons:  soft fabric, drapey but flattering shape.

Embroidered Sunview Dress via Madewell    

Love the tassels + pops of color to add some whimsey to this one.

Edit T-Shirt Dress via Shopbop

The colorful ruffle succeeds in making this throw on piece look a little more polished!


Sugarlips Off the Shoulder Dress via Tuckernuck  

Easy and perfect for a backyard BBQ.


Textured Princess Dress by 7115 by Szeki  

This shape is a go-to for me…works equally well for the office as for a casual dinner.


Do you have a summer wardrobe plan?  Love to hear about it in the comments below.

Also, check out my Pinterest board for a few other swoon-worthy dresses that didn’t make this post, as well as stunner statement earrings + simple shoes to complete the look.

xo, jill.


  • Why is the “white dress” most associated with weddings? Women should embrace white for more than this. White is the blank canvas on which strokes of Cerulean Blue and Yellow Ochre swirl. It’s the empty leaf of paper longing for the gray of penciled poetry. It’s the fresh sheet tightly tucked around a pillowy mattress, awaiting the perfect love. Yet, at the same time, it is graceful power standing on its own. It is reinvention, and we can all stand to reinvent. xo, back atcha.

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