July 21st, 2015 at 2:00am

Nothing says summer like a breezy dress and sandals. Beachside brunches with family and friends call for something a little more put together than your favorite jean shorts and crop top combo. A striped T-shirt dress is effortlessly stylish—perfect for your next summer brunch outing. Nautical stripes have a fresh, preppy feel that pairs well with a seaside locale. Sometimes a simple dress is the easiest (and coolest) thing to throw on in the summer when it gets hot and sticky outside. Rather than having to worry about two pieces, it’s all in one.

This Fashionista pairs her T-shirt dress with a pair of classic Jack Rogers sandals. These sandals have been popular for decades, since Jackie Kennedy wore them in Palm Beach. The platinum color adds a touch of glam but still goes with everything. Simple pearl studs are sophisticated while still being super versatile. A Tory Burch leather wrap bracelet and a simple pendant necklace complement the look.Tory Burch is the modern preppy icon and her designs reflect her personal style. Ray-Ban aviators are the quintessential summer shades.

This look is made up of classic pieces that won’t go out of style. A simple pair of sandals, sunglasses and a T-shirt dress will last you longer than just this summer. This Fashionista proves that basics don’t have to be boring. It’s all about the styling. A T-shirt dress without a great bracelet and sandal doesn’t pack the same punch.

One Simple Change: For weekends spent traveling, swap out the sandals for a pair of comfy sneakers.