When it comes to my warm-weather wardrobe, dresses are the star of the show. Don’t get me wrong: I love my denim (lately, this pair, especially) and relish the mix of a good high-waisted trouser and top, but there’s just no denying that dresses always top my list. Easy and oh-so versatile, dresses are the hero piece in any summer wardrobe – and, with the “unofficial” start of the season right around the corner, it’s prime time to refresh my selection. 

Where to head first? Saks. Thanks to the expert edits, it’s where I always find so many closet gems – including, most recently, this Johanna Ortiz number that I plan on wearing all summer long. A quick peek at the site and you’ll see that there’s no shortage of options – from cotton day dresses (love this, this, and this) and vacation-worthy buys to party dresses so fab (see: here and here) that they’ll practically send in your RSVP for you. 

If you’re not sure where to start, allow the shopping list below to help.


Want more? Head over to my LTK for a running list.

This post was made in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue. All opinions are my own.

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