One of the best things about summer dressing is the ease of putting an outfit together in the morning. There’s no faffing with layers or spending too long in front of the mirror wondering whether this goes with that. Herein lies the beauty of the dress-and-sandal duo—the simplicity of waking up and throwing on a dress with your favourite sandals and looking not only acceptable but also like you’ve actually put in triple the effort. My personal lockdown experience was transformed when the weather began to warm up and I realised that the right dress can be just as comfy as joggers, and it made me feel altogether more joyful. Now it's hard to get me to wear anything else.
As we reach peak summer, even if it involves throwing a light jacket over when those pesky British clouds roll in, dresses and sandals are the perennially acceptable outfit choice, especially as we start to ease back into normal routines. Whether it’s for a socially distanced picnic in the park or a weekend walk, pairing a low-key dress with chic slip-ons or even a “fancy” dress with a pair of chunky sandals or trainers gives you the perfectly appropriate look.
One of our go-tos for pretty printed dresses and on-trend sandals here at Who What Wear UK is Very. The online department store not only nails summer dressing with its own line, V by Very, but it’s also known by insiders as a great place to search for more hard-to-find brands like influencer-favourite Scandi brand Gestuz and cult Aussie brand Bec + Bridge. Along with stocking most high-street favourites, from Mango to Topshop, this makes it a one-stop shop for refreshing our summer wardrobes.
Keep scrolling to see some of our favourite dress-and-sandal combos online now.