How to Accessorize a White Dress for Summer
While many may tout the LBD -- and for good reason -- there’s honestly nothing more perfect for summertime than a classic white dress. Especially when styled with the right accessories, this versatile fashion staple is bound to become one of your new seasonal go-to’s.
From a bright statement necklace to the unexpected edginess of black ankle booties, here’s how to accessorize a white dress for summer.
A ruffled white dress with a straw hat and bag.
Straw accessories are as carefree as the summertime sunshine and the perfect finishing touch to an ultra-feminine ensemble. Style your hair into flowing waves and add an extra layer of mascara to instantly up the flirty factor.
Layer a colorful statement necklace to help your white dress pop.
White is like a clean canvas and makes the perfect backdrop for glimmering jewel tones. Layer your chunkiest, glitteriest necklace over a crew neck dress to draw attention to your beautiful face. Tie your hair up for maximum impact and be sure to keep the rest of your accessories to a minimum.
Give your look an edge with black ankle booties and a wide brim hat.
Black ankle booties paired with a wide brim hat will make you look a little bit like a rocker and a little bit like an internet star. They are also completely unexpected additions to help you style a flowy, ethereal white dress. For bonus points, flick on a precise swoop of neon eyeliner to really steal the show.
Highlight your waist with a trendy belt.
While ultra-chunky belts are probably best left in the early aughts, slimmer options are still super flattering. Tie-front fabric belts are especially beautiful on flowing materials and make a huge impact, whether you go with a monochromatic look or add a pop of color.
A blush bag brings just the right touch of girly-girl flirtiness.
Blush and white are a natural pairing for a super fun summer look. Puff your cheeks with a little bit of blush and swipe on a candy pink lipstick for an absolutely perfect date night outfit.
Take a walk on the wild side with a pair of leopard print sneakers.
Leopard print will probably always be in style. It oozes sophistication and really does go with everything. Pair some leopard print sneakers with a crisp white dress for extra pizzazz and add a cushioned headband for a surprising hint of preppiness.
Add navy blue and gold for a classic color combo.
Navy and white is a classic color combination -- you’ve probably seen them both at one of your friends’ weddings! Seek inspiration from this popular pairing by jazzing up a white dress with simple accessories like a navy blue clutch and gold hoop earrings. To avoid looking too costumey, it’s probably best to steer clear of nautical motifs like anchors or compasses.
Neutral accessories will ground a crisp white T-shirt dress.
Neutral fashion accessories are anything but boring when set against a swingy white T-shirt dress. A nude crossbody bag and strappy sandals make for an ensemble that’s easy to pull together, but hard to forget! Add a coral lip and a gold clip to your hair and you’re ready for date night in 10 minutes flat.
Get comfy-casual with a jean jacket and a pair of classic kicks.
For chilly summer nights, a jean jacket gives your look a casual edginess while keeping you warm. Add a pair of comfortable white sneakers, tie your hair up into a bouncy ponytail and you’re ready for a get together by the bonfire with your besties!
Dazzle in head-to-toe white.
If you’re absolutely sure you won’t be going anywhere where your outfit will get dirty, why not accessorize your beautiful white dress with equally bright accessories? Tassel earrings, white pumps and a crisp, white envelope clutch are so chic when styled together.
Shop Mint Julep for a cute white dress that is so fresh and so clean. We totally believe it’s a worthwhile addition to any summer wardrobe because your white dress only needs a few simple accessory swaps to completely transform an entire outfit. You could wear the same lovely white dress all through the summer, but if you style it differently, no one will ever even know!