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Let’s Try Something New For Summer

And set the floral sundress aside, maybe?
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You know that one scene in The Devil Wears Prada when that poor girl pitches something about florals during a meeting and Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) completely shuts her down with “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.”?

While we’ll admit that there is no better time in the year to wear florals, sundresses and floral sundresses than spring and summer, you’ve got to admit that good ol’ Miranda speaks some truth. Now, before raise your pitchforks, hear us out – we’re not asking you to ditch the florals and sundresses. Though I’d prefer pants over a flouncy dress any day, I love a good floral piece as much as the next girl.

Rather, I’m asking you to consider expanding your summer repertoire. Take for example the C/MEO Collective look I have on above, comprising a low-back cami and a flare midi skirt (it comes in dress form too). It’s not exactly a sundress, but it’s plenty comfortable and good for the heat. It’s not your typical summer colour either, but when placed against lush bougainvillea bushes, you suddenly think, “Black and white for summer? DIG IT.” The best part? It’s the kind of double-duty look that takes you from day to night, and even casual to formal. Double duty, double thumbs-up. (Note that I paired the look with slip-ons, our proposed alternative to the summer sandal.)

Give the less summery and springy half of your wardrobe some love. Pick the loafer over the lace-up sandal, the straight minimal slip over the flouncy sundress, the pressed shirt over the puff-sleeved blouson, the printless over the printed, black and white over, well, everything else.

So, will you join us in taking the non-summer approach to summer? Let us know what you think. And if you’re looking for a “non-sundress” sundress to add to your cart, scroll through the gallery above.

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