COVETING: Club Monaco Lynnie Skirt
There are so many facets of a garment that cause me to be drawn to it: color, texture, shape, style -- and this Club Monaco pleated skirt encompasses all of them. In a bold green hue, it's impossible to ignore. The tiny pleats add an incredible level of detail while the wide waistband and floaty shape are certain to flatter any figure. I'd love this now with a flirty tank top and pair of wedges, but it would be so fun for fall with an oxford, tights, and killer pair of leather boots.
As temperatures continue to blaze and we all continue to swelter in the heat, I find myself constantly pulled towards dresses that are light and breezy. Hi-low hems achieve this look effortlessly, allowing for a little more airflow than traditional frocks, and pair beautifully with heels, sandals, or flats. These dresses are interesting and pretty and so carefree -- perfect for spending the last weeks of summer.
DEAL: Forever21 Poppy High-Low Dress w/ Belt
I'm completely obsessed with this bold, colorful print. It's so bright and cheery. The mini length of this frock is incredibly flirty, the belt is flattering, and the neckline is perfect to make this dress dinner-appropriate. Best paired with flat sandals to keep the vibe fun without moving into inappropriate territory, this dress would be fantastic to help you keep your cool on a hot summer evening.
EXTRAVAGANCE: BB Dakota June Hi Low Pleated Dress
There's something so ladylike and classic about this dress. I love the pretty pleated skirt with its mid-calf length and the dramatic rise in the front. The neckline is so chic, and I think that a thin neon belt and chic pair of pumps would be the perfect way to offset this frock.
Ideal with a killer pair of wedges, this dress is so irresistibly light that I can't possibly imagine that it wouldn't be perfect for hot summer days. I love the pretty periwinkle color and light, just-sheer-enough fabric. It's perfect styled with a thin belt, long necklace, and flowing waves to evoke images of carefree lounging in the sun.
EXTRAVAGANCE: GYPSY 05 Gianna Hi Low Dress
Probably my favorite of the bunch, this frock is so intricate and pretty. The wrap-around style neckline is chic, and the drawn-in waist creates such a great shape. The chiffon is so light and floaty, and I love the overlapping panels in the front. My favorite part, though, would have to be the ombre effect at the bottom -- it adds such a great level of detail to this pretty dress and sets it apart in a sea of summertime chiffon.
Are YOU wearing hi-low dresses this summer?
Thanks to Shopbop, Forever21, Lulu's, and RevolveClothing for the photos.