Summer Wardrobe Essentials: Little White Dress

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The little white dress is like the little black dress’s younger sister. Fresh, spontaneous and carefree, she when she enters the room everyone takes notice. 

The little white dress is also a great choice for those warm summer days when the idea of clothes sticking to your body makes you want to spend the rest of your life in a bathtub full of ice. It’s a simple answer to the difficult question of: “What should I wear today?”

To be perfectly honest, there are only two reasons to avoid the little white dress in the summer. What are they? Ice cream and spaghetti bolognese. Other than that, the little white dress is as universally appealing as they come. The options are endless – a minimalistic A-line dress, a romantic frilly number or a bohemian off-shoulder design…


I opted for the last kind – a flimsy dress with boho chic vibes, which you can wear anywhere from the beach to a fancy cocktail dinner! When it comes to accessorising you don’t need to go too overboard, which is why I just opted for some golden accents and a signature handbag. I got my Italian leather beauty from Maxwell Scott. At £357 it wasn’t the cheapest purchase, but nothing can make you look more put together while travelling than a high quality handbag!

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I chose it because it’s an amazing Birkin lookalike – a bag which I am saving up for now to buy in my next lifetime. The more I travel, the more I am beginning to appreciate the importance of buying things that won’t break within the month and with the Barella I wasn’t too nervous, because it comes with a 25-year warranty. In other words, if it breaks on my 45th birthday I will be able to exchange it. That’s some serious future planning!

The handbag also has a lovely spacious interior and it can just about fit my 13″ MacBook, so it’s the perfect bag for day-to-day business. To make sure nobody takes my new little baby away from me, I also decided to have my initials embossed on the top flap – a very affordable way to make anything you own feel like the most luxurious item under the sun.



DSC_0342handbag: c/o maxwell scott; dress: romwe; shoes & hair chain: primark

PS: Wondering where you can find these stunning interiors from this post? Check out my post about the most colourful exhibition in London at the moment!

PPS: For more “Summer Wardrobe Essentials” check out my post about culottes.

What are your thoughts on the little white dress? Do you think it’s
beautiful or impractical? Let me know – I’d love to hear your thoughts!

  • Diana Southern

    I love that dress on you, Sabina! You look gorgeous. I’ll have to share this with my Stylish Travel Girl crowd. 🙂

    • Yay! Saw the shoutout on your FB page – thanks so much, I really appreciate it Diana 😀 x

  • BeyondBlighty

    Very cute! Wish I could pull off white. Sadly it blends in with my skin and I look naked…!

    • Hahaha I’d say we’re in the same boat missy! I’m so pale! But I refuse to stop wearing white just because I look like an indecent ghost 😛

  • so cute!! Love your head.. nacklace? Band? I don’t know what you should call it but its pretty 😉

    • Thanks so much, glad you like it! I didn’t know what they called them either – apparently it’s hair chain 🙂