CLASSIC COMBO 3 WAYS: WHITE BUTTON-UP + SUN DRESS

Old Navy Palm Print Sun Dress worn by Elise Giannasi

Happy Hump Day everybody! How’s your week going so far? For me, pretty good. This is a week where I have a lot of plans with friends and the blogging community since moving here a year ago. Feels like things are really starting to finally fall into place for us from a social perspective here in Atlanta.

Which means I’ve gotta have my summer outfits at the ready!

Of course a sun dress is the easiest thing in the world to put on in warm weather, especially one in a classic summer print like palm leaves. But confession – while I love the way sun dresses look, I don’t love spaghetti straps all that much. It’s just so much skin and arm showing! Who’s with me?

This doesn’t stop me from buying sun dresses, it just changes the way I wear them! One way to cover up is to grab a crisp white button-up shirt – a year-round, must-have  – and pair it with your cute little dress. Here are three ways I like to do it.

1. TIED AT THE WAIST

Old Navy White Button-Up Shirt

So cute and classic with a little sass. I leave the buttons unbuttoned so that you can see more of the dress, and I pop the color for fun.

White Button-Up Shirt 3 Ways on Belle Meets World blog

2. UNTUCKED AND BELTED

White Button-Up Shirt and Palm Print Sun Dress on Belle Meets World blog

I button one button and wear the belt over it to create a waist. This is the most conservative and all-ages way to pull off a sun dress. I love it!

White Button-Up Shirt 3 Ways on Belle Meets World blog

3. AROUND THE SHOULDERS

White Button-Up Shirt 3 Ways on Belle Meets World blog

The preppiest of the looks. You’ll still show some skin here, but the white button-up shirt will cover your back and part of the straps, so it’s more about the wearing the shirt as an accessory!

Old Navy Palm Print Sun Dress worn by Elise Giannasi

Scarf and Palm Print Dress worn by Elise Giannasi

Not into white shirts? What about a beautiful scarf to wrap around your shoulders or to cover your hair on a long drive or a boat ride?

Old Navy Jungle Scarf

Palm Print Sun Dress worn by Elise Giannasi of Belle Meets World blog

All items are on MAJOR sale and are c/o Old Navy with the exception of the earrings: Dress // White Button-Up Shirt // Belt // Sandals // Sunglasses // Earrings: Baublebar Mini Pinata Tassels

Old Navy Palm Print Sun Dress on Belle Meets World blog

Yoyo Ferro Mural and Old Navy SandalsP.S. If you’re looking for more classic wardrobe ideas, check out my posts on Summer Classics: Neutrals and Wardrobe Classics for year round!

P.P.S. This mural is by Yoyo Ferro, an amazing Atlanta muralist. Check out his Instagram, @yoyoferro, too!

Thank you to Old Navy for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Belle Meets World up and running!

  • Virjinia Harp

    That dress is so pretty! The second look is my favorite!

  • Loved the way you styled this! Such a fun and bright print!