A little white dress (LWD) truly is a summer staple. From date nights, to brunch with the girls, to road trips to the Okanagan, a little white dress is always a winner. Pair it with everything from a blazer and pumps to a denim jacket and sneakers for a multitude of looks perfect for any occasion.
When selecting your LWD, look for a silhouette that lends itself to both casual and dressy looks. Think a simple slip or shift dress as opposed to something too structured or embellished. While a bodycon dress will kill it on the dance floor, you might not feel totally comfortable strolling around a farmer’s market.
See how our ‘Girl in Focus’ Cindy Yu styles a simple white shift dress from Plenty to create stunning, on point summer looks.
Monk & Lou Mist Shift Dress
With it's flattering cut and minimalistic style - this shift dress is the perfect blank canvas for your summer looks.
Available at Plenty $89*
Fiolla Ankle Strap Sandals
These barely-there sandals look as on point with a white dress as they do with denim. The slightly wider toe band provides extra comfort as well as style.
Available at Aldo $95*
Navel Grazing Necklace
Grab a navel grazing necklace to help break up a sea of white.
Available at Old Navy $14.95*
Levis Original Trucker Denim Jacket
A classic denim jacket is just one of those things that every girl should have. Wear it over dresses, t-shirts, tanks...you can even wear it with denim bottoms.
Available at Plenty $108*
If you've only got room in your closet (or budget) for one pair of mules - these might just be them. Butter soft tan leather, neutral block heel, pair with denim, dresses, shorts...
Available at Aldo $90*
Lord & Taylor Classic Plaid Scarf
Never underestimate the importance of a good scarf. This light-weight one from Hudson's Bay is beyond versatile. Wrap it around your neck, head or purse strap for an instant hit of east-coast chicness.
Available at Hudson's Bay $44*
Sol Sana Union Grommet Sandals
For a sophisticated yet still casual look, swap out your flip flops for a leather sandal. Not a fan of a gladiator? Wrap the straps around your ankle for a more modern look.
Available at Privilege Clothing $125*
Halston Perforated Bomber Jacket
Pair your LWD with one of this year's hottest jackets - a bomber! This perforated faux-leather one from Halston adds a slightly tough-girl vibe to your sweet little white dress.
Available at Hudson's Bay $129*
Adidas Gazelle Sneakers
A sleeker alternative to the Superstars, the Gazelles pair perfectly with a LWD (and don't get as dirty as Stan Smith's).
Available at Town Shoes $110*
Try adding a belt to change the shape of the dress and add a pop of colour.
Available at RW&CO. $45.90*
Nine West Gallmeyer Block Heel Sandals
Attending an outdoor event this summer? Opt for a block heel sandal! No sinking in the grass and slightly more on trend than a wedge. Plus the bright hue pops!
Available at Hudson's Bay $120*
The great thing about a simple LWD is that it pairs beautifully with different textures. Add a little lace, knit, embroidery to create dimension and visual interest.
Available at RW&CO. $79.99*
Block Heel Sandals
These soft dove grey sandals add subtle contrast to a LWD while still staying neutral.
Available at Le Chateau $69.95*
*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change.