WHAT TO WEAR: Weekend Wear

Warmer weather is here, and it’s time to break out the shorts, skirts and my personal favorite—dresses! Dresses have always been a go-to outfit for me because they’re cute, comfortable and simple; it’s an entire outfit in itself! One of my favorite trends for this summer includes flirty, off-the-shoulder blouses and dresses. The off-the-shoulder look is great for a variety of occasions, especially for a hot summer weekend in the sun!

Today I am featuring a Fashionista wearing a trendy off-the-shoulder summer dress with cool colors and stripes that makes for a cute and casual weekend-at-the-lake summer outfit. Here in Iowa, many people travel to the lake for a relaxing weekend getaway. Of course there is always the option of going boating, but a popular lake in the area offers a variety of entertainment that calls for an outfit other than a swimsuit. This outfit is perfect for a day full of shopping around, soaking in the sun at a lakeside restaurant and going out with friends to enjoy the live band later on. The combination of this cute off-the-shoulder dress paired with a cross-body bag and neutral block heel sandals is super trendy and allows for an easy day to night transition. Just lose the sunglasses, and you’re good to go!

One Simple Change: Swap out the heels for a pair of neutral strappy flats to give the outfit a more casual look, making it appropriate for any summer day. You can even toss the dress over your swimsuit for a cute cover up for the boat!