For as long as I can remember, a little white lace dress has always been on my list as a summer wardrobe essential. There is something about the combination that just beckons for those warmer, sunnier, days of summer. Wear it casually with a pair of lace up sandals, or dressed up with a gorgeous block heel lace up sandal, and you have a combination that can take you effortlessly from play/lunch date to happy hour (which is probably necessary after a play date… just kidding, sort of). I love a white dress as a neutral pallet for easy summer dressing. I typically opt to use my accessories on hand to make it look and feel differently every time I wear it. Hats are one of my favorite ways to do so, and they’re the perfect summer accessory. Why? Well, for starters, who wants to spend hours under the hair dryer and curling iron when the temps soar? Not me. So, stretching out a wash as long as I can becomes necessary, and possible, when I have a hat on hand. Toss your hair in a low and messy bun… or simply cover up flat and lifeless roots, by popping one on. I recently purchased a few for these summer months including this straw hat. I’m also loving this straw fedora, straw woven hat, and this adorable pompom woven fedora.