My Summer OOTD Formula

My foolproof formula for a perfectly breezy summer outfit is one that’s wearable from beach to street: (shopping in Venice anyone?). And like a good song, it’s a look you can replay over and over. Here, I’m breaking it down for you, so add it to your summer playlist and hit repeat! Here’s how it goes…




Number one, what makes this outfit a go-to for me, is the boho mini dress in the shape known as the pop-over dress. A pop-over dress is just that: a throw-it-on style. No zipper or buttons required. Which makes it perfect for summer days including the beach or a pool party, because you can throw a swimsuit underneath, no problem-o. Just switch out your bag from a straw tote to a leather crossbody like I did to make the look more or less casual. 


Choose a dress with the very boho vibe of a floral wallpaper print (think Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic aesthetic on clothes, swoon!) and you have a soft and pretty daytime look. Other brands to try for popover styles are MISA Los Angeles, (which I’m wearing here), LoveShackFancy, Rebecca Taylor and Free People. You can shop some of my favorites above.


Next, just add lace-up sandals. Also great for a quick-change. If you choose leather or suede just bring a pair of flip-flops along. This soft suede pair is from M.Gemi one of my favorite shoe brands at the moment. Known for their Italian leather craftsmanship in timeless styles, with new styles that drop every Monday. Tip: Sign up for their email list to pre-shop on Sunday to guarantee the best selection. I truly never had a more pleasant shopping experience than I’ve had with M.Gemi. The shoes are just so well-made and you get a personalized shoe box with garment bag and a handwritten tag with your name on it. This very boho crossbody bag I’m wearing is See by Chloe and is a more affordable option to the Chloe line, but with styles that are just as luxurious. I have to say this bag in particular in the softest suede with tassel detail makes it feel just as luxe and special as other Chloe styles I own.


I’ve rounded up some of my favorite mini dresses, straw and crossbody bags and lace-up styles that are interchangeable to achieve this look. As a blogger and stylist I love to study what makes a winning look. Each season, I will be sharing more outfit formulas. Here’s one for fall. And follow me on Instagram and see my #OOTD Shop for all my outfit details. I hope this breezy, boho formula take you places this summer!