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My Warm Weather Uniform

The temperatures almost reached 90 last week. Can you believe that? I know that some of you out there are still experiencing snow on the ground, so the prospect of steamy 90 degrees is almost unthinkable. I actually don’t think I’m ready for it myself.

black pleated midi dress LOFT

Well, it seems as though it is time to start breaking out my warm weather wardrobe. Do you tend to have a particular style of clothing you wear when the temperatures rise? I know I do.

black pleated midi dress LOFT

For me, my “uniform” becomes lightweight dresses for much of the time. They have movement, they look put together, they’re comfortable, and keep me cool. When I spotted this pleated black dress at LOFT, I knew it would be perfect. The lightweight material is breezy, and the fit (at least on me) is a little bit on the loose side, which keeps it comfortable. Plus: classic black. Can’t go wrong there. However, if color is more of your thing, the same dress is available in orange as well!

black pleated midi dress LOFT

As with a lot of black dresses, there is the option to dress it up or dress it down. For a day of running errands, I’d throw on a pair of sandals, but to meet up with a group of gals for brunch I decided to strap on some of my favorite printed heels. I’m still obsessed with my Carol heels from ShoeMint. I wish they made the same shoe in multiple colors so I could purchase additional pairs. I don’t see them on the ShoeMint site for sale anymore, but I did find them listed on, so head over there if you’d like to snag a pair yourself!

black pleated midi dress LOFT

Pleated black midi dress: LOFT // Animal print heels: Carol from ShoeMint // Canvas camera bag: Dre Hartmann Cameron Hobo

Black pleated dress up and down

Poppie Jones envelope clutch: DSW // Animal print heels: Carol by ShoeMint (also at // Pleated black midi dress: LOFT // Printed canvas tote: Old Navy // Gemstone sandals: Target

What is your go-to warm weather wardrobe item?



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