Certainly you will be invited to a lot of outdoor parties this summer. From backyard BBQ parties to garden weddings to fun summer concerts, summer is a popular time to socialize with friends and family outdoors.
Just because you are outdoors doesn’t mean you have to dress casual. Skip the T-shirts and shorts – instead wear dresses and wedge sandals this summer. Here are some of our favorite summer fashion choices.
Colorful print dresses
Juicy Couture Print Silk Dress
This ivory silk dress features a cherry red circular print. Everything about this dress is sweet and feminine. The belt completes the look to give your waist some definition. This dress is available at Nordstrom for $298.
Jones New York Cowl-Neck Silk Dress
This silk dress features a slight cowl necklace and a marvelous abstract floral print. This dress is not for the shy woman – the print is extremely bold and bright in green and blue. This Jones New York dress is $150 at Macy’s.
Halé Bob Floral Silk Jersey Dress
This beautiful silk jersey dress features a raceback and an empire waist. The bold blue and purple print is perfect for summertime. This easy-to-wear dress slips on over the head. You can get this dress at Nordstrom for $260.
Evan Picone Painted Poppy-Print Floral Dress
Fresh and crisp, this blue and white floral print dress features a mock-wrap front and flared skirt. This poppy-print dress is a nice option for a summer party. You can get it at Macy’s for under $100.
Maggy London Print Charmeuse Halter Dress
This silk dress features a gathered neckline with a keyhole in the back. The coral, pink and brown print is definitely eye-catching. This dress is very girly and perfect for an afternoon date. Though it’s beautiful, this dress is also affordable at $138.
Nine West Cotton Print Dress with Belt
This colorful cotton print dress is under $50 at Smart Bargains. Add a pair of white patent leather sandals along with a bright bag and you’ll be set! SmartBargains.com offers a great collection of summer dresses at discount prices.
Trina Turk Bonita Metallic Dress
This orange floral print shift dress features metallic threads to add a subtle gleam. The horseshoe shaped neckline is extremely flattering and the loose fitting short skirt skims nicely over hips and thighs. This dress is at Nordstrom for $248.
T-Bags Print Off Shoulder Dress
If you are looking for sexy option for daytime, this dress is it. It features a wide neckline that goes off the shoulders and modern multi-colored print. You can get this dress at Shop Bop for $202.
Style&co. Striped Dress
You don’t have to spend a bundle to look fabulous this summer. This red, white and brown striped dress is only $69 at Macy’s. The linen dress features a crew neckline and removable ribbon belt. It’s perfect if you are looking for an affordable dress that can go from work to a party afterwards.
Jean Paul Gaultier Floral Bubble Dress
Though I’m not normally a fan of the bubble dress, for this one I’d make an exception. This dress features a colorful floral pattern and short flirty sleeves. You can add a thick belt slung low or go without for a more comfortable look. Get this dress at eLuxury for $585.
Wedge sandals are comfortable for summer. The wedge heel distributes your weight better than stilettos, giving your feet and your back a rest. Here are some fabulous wedge sandals that are perfect for summertime.
Jessica Bennett Faris Wedge Sandal
This leather slide features croc-embossed details and a terrific platform sole and wedge heel. If you are looking to add some height (the heel is 4 inches), then these wedge slides are a great option. You can order them right now at Zappos for $159.
Cudas Sasha Wedge Sandal
This simple espadrille wedge sandal is perfect for summertime in bright yellow. This slip-on sandal is fuss-free but offers a lot of style. These shoes are under $50 at Endless.
Enzo Angiolini Emma Sandal
This patent leather T-strap sandal has a cork and bamboo wedge heel. These shoes come in black, white, blue, red and yellow patent leather. Personally, I love the white and red but all these colors are very appealing. You can find these wedge sandals at Nordstrom for $109.95.
Matisse Devon Wedge
These platform wedge slides can be worn with everything from dresses to shorts to capris. You can get these wedges in white, red or black. They feature a buckle ornamentation and a cork platform sole and heel. You can get these wedge sandals at Zappos for $120.
Betseyville Brinda Wedge
This patent wedge slip-on sandal is available in pink, yellow and green – all great colors for summer. The nautical stripped pattern on the shoe bed is a very nice touch. You can these sandals at Zappos for $84.
Stuart Weitzman Giraffe Wedge
Do you like the safari trend? You will love these giraffe print wedges from Stuart Weitzman. These shoes feature a black patent leather buckle strap and are available for $285 at Neiman Marcus.
Apepazza Andorra Wedge Sandal
This sandal features big colorful stones glistening down the center of the shoe. The strappy wedge sandal can go from day to evening without skipping a beat. You can get it in white, black, orange or violet. Though the orange pair will definitely turn some heads if you can pull it off. This Apepazza sandal is $128.95 at Endless.
UGG Amelie Linen Ankle Wrap Wedge
When you think of UGG, you probably think of sheepskin boots. Well UGG has a nice summer sandal collection as well, and they are cozy too! This wedge sandal features a chic blue denim ankle wrap and sheepskin lining. You can get these shoes at Nordstrom for $99.95.
Clarks Hummingbird Wedge
What a cute shoe! This wedge sandal features a big flower detail on top and comes in black, brown, blue, yellow and rust. The supple leather is complemented nicely with the cork-covered platform and wedge heel. These wedges are $79.95 at Endless.
Costablanca Abstract Wedge
This shoe features a pink, green, blue and grey abstract print on a very simple silhouette. These shoes would look great with a colorful summer dress or even an all white outfit. These wedges are available at Neiman Marcus for $225.
To complete your summer party look, add some glamorous sunglasses and a pair of big hoop earrings. Enjoy your summer because before we know it, the warm weather will begin to fade.