I love dresses for summer. They are so easy, one step and you are dressed and yet you also feel more dressed up. There is nothing better to beat the heat. I have this J. Crew dress in navy from last year and also coral from this year. I was so excited to see it in Gingham. The shoes are super comfortable and are on sale.
Note: this dress, like the Candy Stripe Cashmere Shell from this post and Liberty Blouse from this post, keeps selling out and then they are each often replenished the next day. So don’t be discouraged by seeing sold out at first. I recommend trying the link in the morning for the most inventory.