Essentials | The white lace dress.
Everyone has their own opinion about what defines a "staple" in your closet. Some people never wear black, but I couldn't go a solid week without rocking a few mostly black ensembles. In this same way, some people would never wear a white lace dress - but to me, it is a classic stable.
The first time I ever thought about how important the little white lace dresses that have graced my closet over the years have been, I was listening to Sophia Amoruso's podcast #girlboss. She listed a collection of things she considered to be staples in every woman's closet, and a white lace dress was one of them. For a moment it struck me as odd, then I started thinking about how often I have worn a little white lace dress in the year's warm months. How those dresses have been some of my favorites. How many wonderful memories I had in them. I realized she was right.
This moment of clarity came right as I was preparing for a social event in Chattanooga requiring everyone to come in white. I had a few options, but suddenly I wanted something new. Something more current and chic. It is easy for white lace to toe the lines of too "country," preppy, or even bridal, but - if you do it just right it can be everything.
I like to stay slightly bohemian, and simple. I want the dress to look easy, so I keep the accessories that way as well. Delicate gold accessories paired with tan leather shoes and handbag are the perfect touches. Be perfectly styled, not overly styled. If you're fair like me, a bold lip can add that needed touch of color to your final look.
I've linked a few of my favorite little white lace dresses below to help you add this staple to your closet!
Do you have a favorite little white lace dress? Do you consider it a staple? Let me know in the comments below!
WEARING - white lace dress via T.J. Maxx (similar), nude heels by Kenneth Cole (similar), Mini MAC handbag by Rebecca Minkoff, round sunnies by Ray-Ban, gold Apple Watch Sport, Elisa necklace by Kendra Scott, stone necklace by Jonesy Wood, gold bracelets by BaubleBar (here and here), gold earrings via Belk (similar here and here).