One of the best things about summer is maxi dresses in my opinion. They are comfortable, cute, and require minimal effort to look put together. This Shop September maxi dress embodies some of this summer's fun trends: B&W, horizontal stripes, and cutouts (yikes!). I was drawn to this dress because of the stripes, but when I saw the cutouts I turned away. However, the sweet owner of Shop September told me to give it a try and that it fit a lot better than it looked like it would. So, I tried it on, and she was right! I was nervous that it wouldn't work because I have to wear a bra (jealous of you women that can get away with not wearing one), but the way this dress clasps in the back, it's tight enough that you don't need to wear a bra and the material is thick enough and dark enough to prevent anything from showing through. BUTTTT...if you're not into cutouts or you want a more conservative look then check out these other stripe maxi dresses here, here, & here.
I paired this maxi dress with neutral shoes since the dress has a lot going on, and then a pop of color with my clutch and earrings for a bit of contrast.
st. barths maxi dress via shop september (on SALE!) | target wedges - old (similar, similar) | gigi newyork all in one bag (also in black, sand, & white) | bauble bar 'deco drama' mixed stone drop earrings via nordstrom | accessory jane diamond bracelet | loft mixed pave bangle set
xo - anna
p.s. Don't forget to enter the shop september giveaway for a chance to win a $50 gift card to use online or in store! Winner will be announced tomorrow!!