I usually pack up all of my denim and pants at the beginning of the season once the temps stay in the 80s, but to be able to do that, I try to find cute, versatile dresses that will help me stay stylish but cool through the Summer. No matter where I have to go, I can always just throw on a fun dress and simple accessories to look polished and put together, and it just makes life (and getting dressed) so much easier. Wearing dresses in the Summer helps to tremendously cut down on how long it takes me to get ready and out the door, so when I find styles that I love, I live in them, and will even get them in multiple colors if available.

If you’re on the hunt for some new pieces to wear while it’s still blazing hot outside, here’s a little roundup of dresses (and a few handbags) that’ll help get you through the rest of the Summer.

Anthropologie Adrian Sheer Tunic Dress

Anthropologie Adrian Sheer Tunic Dress, $89.95

Free People Date Night Beaded Clutch

Free People Date Night Beaded Clutch, $68

J.Jill Linen Short Sleeve A-Line Dress

J.Jill Linen Short Sleeve A-Line Dress, $79.95

J. Crew Woven Market Tote

J. Crew Woven Market Tote, $79.50

Banana Republic Fishtail Midi Sheath Dress

Banana Republic Fishtail Midi Sheath Dress, $35.99

Banana Republic Leather Saddle Bag

Banana Republic Leather Saddle Bag, $57.99

Free People Once Upon A Sea Midi Dress

Free People Once Upon A Sea Midi Dress, $60

Madewell Anchal Organic Cotton Large Patchwork Pouch

Madewell Anchal Organic Cotton Large Patchwork Pouch, $48

Madewell Denim Pleat-Waist Midi Dress

Madewell Denim Pleat-Waist Midi Dress, $79.99

J. Crew Tiered Maxi Dress

J. Crew Tiered Maxi Dress, $68

Many of the retailers in Saddle Creek have gotten the green light to open back up, so call/check ahead to find out their hours and safety precautions before you visit, OR, continue to shop from the comfort of your couch.

Click here for Saddle Creek’s Covid-19 updates and stay safe out there.

Memorial Day Weekend unofficially kicked off Summer, which means it’s time to refresh your wardrobe for the warmer months ahead. This season is filled with BBQs, pool parties and patio linkups, so you want to be extra cute no matter where you go. New trends come around each season, and thankfully, some of the biggest ones for Summer are super easy to wear no matter your age or personal style.

straw bag

Before you head out to shop for a new wardrobe, here’s a peek at 6 accessory and style trends that you’ll see everywhere all Summer.

Tie Dye
The tie dye trend instantly brings to mind a Cali cool girl vibe. You can go totally psychedelic with it ala the bright, punchy hues from the 70s Dead Head days, but an easier (and more polished) way to rock it is in slightly subdued tones, and more watercolor-esque hues. Try it in a kimono with your favorite denim or cutoff shorts or a comfy, casual tank.

Spellbound Tie Dye Kimono2

Spellbound Tie Dye Kimono, Free People


Ady Wallet Melbourne, Brahmin

Animal Print
In our book, animal print is a neutral that can be worn whenever, wherever, but it’s still considered a trend because it’s so popular. The trick is to find it in fun, versatile pieces like a leopard print skirt that can be worn casually with graphic tees + flat sandals or an allover printed dress with your favorite wedges.

Jessica Simpson Twist Front Leopard Print Maternity DressJessica Simpson Twist Front Leopard Print Maternity Dress, A Pea in the Pod


Wicker Bags
A straw bag is synonymous with Summer, but no longer do you have to get a huge tote better meant for the beach in order to try out the trend. Bags are a LOT sleeker (and chicer) when you pick one in a circular style or a bamboo wood finish.

Penelope Basket ClutchPenelope Basket Clutch, Free People

Aguna Round Rattan Crossbody in WhiteAguna Round Rattan Crossbody in White, Francesca’s 

Patchwork Prints
Mixing prints is nothing new, but the new patchwork mixed print trend has been gaining momentum. A more “creative” trend if you will, this is one that you want to let shine on its own. Pair with simple accessories and tops/bottoms so that you don’t look like you got into a fight with your grandma’s crafting drawer (and it won).

Melody Patchwork DressMelody Patchwork Dress, Anthropologie

Sonatina Midi SkirtSonatina Midi Skirt, Anthropologie

Expect to see electric hues ev-er-y-where this Summer. Our favorite way to incorporate this trendy style into our wardrobe is with accessories, especially via sunglasses, bags and earrings, but you can also make more of a statement in a flirty maxi dress or skirt.

Pleated Maxi DressPleated Maxi Dress, Banana Republic

SUPER by RetroSuperFuture® Drew sunglassesSUPER by RetroSuperFuture® Drew Sunglasses, J.Crew

Kacey Perforated Clutch

Kacey Perforated Clutch, Freschanca’s


Tiny Purses
I know, I know, you’re wondering what you would even put into a tiny purse but that’s not the point-this is about FASHION, people, so test this uber cute trend out on a day when all you really need to leave the house with is your cellphone, credit card + maybe a lipstick.

Piece By Piece CrossbodyPiece By Piece Crossbody, Free People


To shop these trends, be sure to visit these local retailers in The Shops of Saddle Creek!

What trends will you be trying this Summer?