Hello! Welcome to the new week! August is here and that means we are a month away from the summer being gone. As much as I love fall, summer is still definitely my most favorite season of all. I hope you’ve made this summer the best and productive summer so far! I definitely have! Once fall hits, I’d hope to hit some places in the East coast for sure, and New York and Florida are on my top list.

For today’s blog post, I am bringing you 5 Urban Outfitters dress ideas to brighten your wardrobe. I’ve been really into shopping at UO a lot lately mainly because ever their stuff really fits my mood, weather, and style inspiration ever since I moved here to Seattle. Their stuff might be a bit over-priced for the quality that you get, but the styles I’ve chosen and worn below are definitely something that will never go out of style. They are classic, form-flattering for many body types and skin types, and easy to dress up or down.

1. THE RUFFLED MINI WRAP DRESS

This dress is my most favorite linen/rayon dresses this summer! It’s lined but feels lightweight. I love the relaxed-fit silhouette and tie belt at the waist with ruffles at the sleeves and the bottom hem, pretty much an upgraded version of the famous wrap that everyone owns one.

hat: Lack of Color | sandals: Luna Sandals | bag: Xinh & Co (sold out)

Location: Cannon Beach, Oregon

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2. THE MINI OVERALL DRESS

I often am not a fan of the plunge neckline but when I see the cross-strap details in the back of this overall dress, I was sold! It fits me perfectly and doesn’t move around (this happens to lots of overalls to me). It’s made from 100% soft cotton denim! Here I’ve paired it with a brick color tube top and a field hat, also available at Urban Outfitters.

field hat: Brixton | tube top: Out From Under | sandals: Luna

Location: Painted Hills, Oregon

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3. THE V-NECK MIDI DRESS WITH FRONT BUTTONS

This is another linen and rayon mixed dress that I absolutely adore! I love its midi length and the front detailing across the front of the dress. The smocked back ensures that it fits snuggingly, perfect for any day and night summer events. I got asked so many times if this colored dress was available, but it’s almost sold out in all sizes. UO made many other colors and cool prints, so I hop you’ll have a few favorites.

heels: Jeffrey Campbell (old) | bag: Xinh & Co.

Location: Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, Oregon

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4. THE MIDI OFF-THE-SHOULDER SMOCKED DRESS

Smocked detailing is properly the smartest thing to add when constructing bodice for tops and dresses. To create a smocked effect, an elastic band is stretched out and sewn on a piece of fabric. A few elastic bands are required to create a stretchy panel that is often incorporated in the back part of a top or a dress. Reformation does this a lot to their fitted tops and dresses as well. This smocked dress with the off-the-shoulder detail fits me so perfectly. I love the cute and subtle buttons across the front, the front side slit, and the muted yellow floral fabric. It is sold out though, but I’ve found you two plaid options of this exact same dress. They’re currently on sale, so hurry!

Straw bag: Xinh & Co. | sneakers: Superga | hat: Brixton via UO

Location: The Grotto Portland, Oregon

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5. THE SQUARED-NECK MINI DRESS WITH FRONT BUTTONS

This mini denim dress is a great option for the back-to-school season. Urban Outfitters website suggests to go a size bigger, and I think you should if you want to layer a T-shirt or a long-sleeve shirt underneath. I am wearing size XS, and it fits me like a glove. I’ve featured this outfit multiple times here on my blog since I love it so much. I love the thick shoulder straps and the buttons across the front. It looks so good on its own as well as paired with any colored tops your heart desires.

sunglasses: LE SPECS | white mule: EVERLANE | the Lock necklace: MEJURI | tote bag: Sezanne (gifted with a purchase at Nordstrom)

Location: Downtown Portland, Oregon

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Tips on what to wear in a heatwave: here

Have a productive week everyone!style and senses signature stay inspired