Easy Outfit Formulas: Little White Dress + Espadrilles

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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 new series, Easy Outfit Formulas, is here to help! Every other week, I’ll feature two items (which you probably already own) that can be paired into outfits for those days when you need some quick and easy inspiration.

This week, the focus is on Little White Dresses (or LWDs) and espadrilles -- two classic, timeless summer pieces that you can keep in your closet for years to come. Scroll down for three ways to wear this stylish pairing:

Outfit #1 - A Day at the Office

White dress, espadrilles, stripe cardigan

Product Info: Dress - Target, Cardigan - Lord & Taylor, Wedges - DSW, Bag - ASOS, Earrings - Modcloth, Rings - Piperlime, Nail Polish - Butter London in "Pink Ribbon"

This ensemble would be perfect for an internship at a casual office. Just start with a white shirtdress (this sleeveless one would be good for warmer days) and a pair of comfy wedge espadrilles in a floral print. A striped cardigan will keep your look modest, and a leather satchel will hold all your essentials on the way to work. Stick to delicate gold jewelry and a light pink nail polish to keep this cute look office-appropriate.

 Outfit #2 - Weekend Casual

White dress, espadrille flats, denim vest

Product Info: Dress - Zara, Vest - ModCloth, Flats - Madewell, Bag - Target, Necklace - Forever 21, Earrings - Debenhams, Nail Polish - Butter London in "Molly-Coddled"

For a more casual take on the look, start with a trendy a white dress that boasts embroidery, lace, or eyelet embellishments. Next, slip on a distressed denim vest and a pair of woven espadrille flats in an eye-catching print. A black crossbody bag with interesting details is perfect for a weekend errand run. To finish the look, paint your nails in a contrasting color (like this pretty lavender shade), then add simple studs and a cute locket necklace.

Outfit #3 - Summer Nights

White dress, esparille wedges, clutch

Product Info: Dress - Charlotte Russe, Wedges - Piperlime, Earrings - New Look, Clutch - Charlotte Russe, Bracelets - Dorothy Perkins, Hairstyle - Elle

The white-dress-and-espadrilles combo also works great for nighttime, whether you're headed to a girls' night out or a fancy date. Pick a white dress with some interesting touches (this one has cutouts in the back) and a pair of metallic wedge espadrilles for the base of the outfit. Add some flair with these gold lightning bolt earrings and pastel bangles. Try styling your hair down in loose, flowy waves for a summery look. And don't forget a studded mint clutch before you leave for the night!


What do you think of LWDs and espadrilles? Which outfit is your favorite? Do you have an idea for an easy outfit formula? Let us know in the comments!

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