Looking nice in the summer can be difficult when all you want to do is throw on the easiest, lightest, skimpiest thing you own. Except that you have a job that often requires looking presentable. Thus, I've been on the hunt for dresses that are summer-appropriate and easy to toss on, but also elegant enough for when I'm around people I feel I need to impress.
This one from COS (where U.S. shoppers get 25 percent off their first orders at the moment), which is silk at the top and a cotton mix on the bottom, is perfect. It arrived Tuesday, and I couldn't help but wear it the very next day. From work to an awards ceremony to a Lower East Side luau, there wasn't a single environment in which the dress felt inappropriate. Oh, and the compliments just kept coming.
Silk and cotton dress, $125, available at COS