Italy: Lake Como & Tips For Picking The Perfect Summer Dress

 

Outfit Details:

Top/Bottom:  Off Shoulder Dress

Shoes:  Bow Top Slip Ons (Now On Sale); Also, love these here and here

After spending our first four days of vacation in Nice, France, which you can read about here and here, we moved on to Italy.  I can’t begin to tell you how much I love Italy.  This is our second time visiting Italy, but our first stop was Lake Como, a place we had never been before.  We stayed at the amazing CastaDiva Resort, in the CastaDiva suite, which was simply beautiful.  You can see a tour of the suite here on my YouTube channel.  There are so many things to love about this resort, from its stunning views and top notch restaurants, to the gorgeous grounds and floating pool.  When packing for this vacation, it was very important for me to make sure I packed cool and comfortable summer pieces, and at the top of my packing list were summer dresses.

While staying at the CastaDiva Resort, we had such a great time taking in the amazing views, enjoying fabulous dinners at the restaurants, and spending time soaking in the sun by the floating pool.  On this day, we spent time walking the property, and having a wonderful lakeside dinner.  My luggage was filled with summer dresses, because they are lightweight, easy to pack, and they are perfect for just about anything you plan to do.  To me, even if you’re not on vacation, a summer dress should be a go to piece during the season, because they are cool, comfortable, and super easy to style. So, in today’s “Style Guide,” I’m sharing a few tips for picking the perfect summer dress.

Style Guide:  Tips For Picking The Perfect Summer Dress

Choose A Maxi Dress – Maxi dresses are chic and comfortable, and are easy pieces that can transition from day to evening.  They can be worn with heels, wedges or a simple flat slip on.  I love these maxi dresses here, here, here, here, here, here and here for any occasion.

Go With An Off The Shoulder Dress – Off the shoulder dresses are definitely perfect for hot summer months, and they are a perfect alternative to strapless dresses.  In addition to the one I’m wearing in this post, I love the off the shoulder dresses here, here, here, here, and here.

Select A Shirt Dress – Shirt Dresses are perfect for summer.  They are ideal for wearing to work and beyond.  I love these shirt dress styles here, here, here, here, and here.

Choose A Linen Dress – We all know how cool and chic linen is, so a linen dress is an ideal choice for summer.  It can be worn to everything from barbecues to picnics and days at the beach.  These linen dresses here, here, here, here, are just a few that I love.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post, and I hope these summer dress tips will help you pick the perfect summer dress.  For this day in Lake Como, I wore my eyelet off shoulder dress with my bow top slip on mules (now on sale); I also love these here and here.  You can shop the specific items I’m wearing or similar items that I love, by clicking the links above in “Outfit Details,” by clicking the photos below in “Shop This Post,” and by visiting the “Shop Fashion” page here.

As always, thanks so much for reading!

~Kristi

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