Ask T: Vacation Dressing
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Ask T: Vacation Dressing

Sometimes readers ask me questions about things I pretend to know about. I usually respond with an unnecessarily verbose email, but this time I thought I’d share my advice!

Hi Tamia! I love your blog, you are a style genius.
I have a question about wearing those summery type cover up/dresses. I like them, I have several in bright colors. They are kind of shapeless though, I was thinking of pairing with a belt. What kind of belt? What kind of shoes? We’re going to Florida and I would like to throw one on for dinner and be cute and comfortable.
Can you help me please?

Hey T (nice initial, btw), thanks for your question!

I have a few shapeless summer dresses, too. Sometimes I wear them as-is (when I need “eatin’ dresses” with some extra room), sometimes I like to cinch them with a skinny belt (wider belts tend to make my waist look thicker and are more difficult to wear with flimsy summery fabrics) or a brightly colored scarf and blouse it a bit.

When I go on vacation, I usually pack a pair of metallic (gold, bronze, or silver) flat sandals because they go with pretty much everything, so I don’t have to pack so many shoes–which saves room for shoe-venirs!

I like to add a little something special in the form of a wide cuff bracelet or an airy straw hat if I’m really feeling myself. You (and all the rest of you summer vacation-ers) have fun on your trip!

LEFT: Sunny dress at Modekungen, 55 Euros | Rope & leather belt at Witchery, 49.95 AUS | K. Jacques Corvette sandals at Opening Ceremony, $270 | Rag & Bone fedora at Net-a-Porter, $125
RIGHT: Megan Park Watercolor dress at Les Pomettes, $370 | Co-op Ultra Skinny Loop belt at Barney’s, $80 | Cacharel sandals at Les Nouvelles, $248 | Kenneth J. Lane cuff, Net-a-Porter, $325 | A|X Oversized glasses at Armani Exchange, $60

If you have a question you’d like me to make up an answer to, get in touch!