You know those days – the ones where you roll out of bed (after hitting the snooze button too many times), stumble into your closet, and have no idea what to wear? Our series Easy Outfit Formulas is here to help! Every other week, I’ll feature two items (which you might own already) that can be paired into outfits for those days when you need some quick and easy inspiration.
A simple dress and a cute pair of sandals are all you really need for the perfect summer outfit formula– it’s classic, versatile, and comfortable.
Like a striped tee, a striped dress is perhaps one of the most timeless options, and gladiator sandals are a once-trendy choice that have now become a closet staple. This formula can also easily be adapted to any occasion. Summer classes? Check. Night out? Check. Sunday brunch? Check.
Want some ideas on how to style this combo? Read on:
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This casual look pairs a lightweight striped dress with black gladiator sandals and a trendy bucket bag. Fight off the summer heat by wearing your hair in an updo with a simple headwrap, and don’t forget to decorate those digits with sky-blue nail polish and stacked rings.
If you love color, try this fun yet simple ensemble. Wear a classic blue-and-white striped dress with a light wash denim vest and brown gladiators. Add contrast with a peach tote, and for extra color and sparkle, throw an arm party with a stack of decorative bangles.
Looking for a bold and adventurous night out look? Pair a striped high-low dress with a white moto jacket and neon yellow gladiator wedges for an outfit that will definitely turn heads. Accessorize with a trendy, oversized clutch and edgy spiked earrings. Lastly, add some pink lipstick for a pretty pout.
What do you think of this pairing? How would you style it? Which outfit is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!