dressy casual does exist!

Ever have someone tell you that it’s going to be ‘dressy casual’ and you have no idea what that even means? Well, it means that you have to find an outfit that you won’t feel underdressed OR overdressed in. They do exist, I promise. And not just in the form of skinny jeans, a dressy top and heels (I do love that look btw). Here is my favorite take on summertime ‘dressy casual’.

summer dressy casual

grey, white and gold…YES

It works for patio brunches on the weekends, rooftop dinners on a weeknight or shopping around wicker park if you can stand the heels (high heels high hopes, ladies!)chic dressy casual fashion
criss cross back

criss cross back

Why does it work? Pairing a cotton skirt with a silk or light polyester top dresses it down and vice versa.
mix up your dressy and casual accessories too

mix up your dressy and casual accessories too

grey white gold Gold heels dress up any outfit. So does a smile…and a bright tote.
What do you do to dress up your outfits? I’d love to know!

(for other ways to wear this skirt, check out Chicago Streetstyle where Amy snapped a picture of me dressing up my sweatshirt greys)

find it:
grey skirt at Pitaya
similar white tank at Akira
similar yellow tote at Marc Jacobs
similar gold heels at bloomingdales
gold bangle at MK a gift from my amazing Yorktown team:)


  1. Denise

    I’m happy you all love this look! It’s light and you’re right, it’s perfect for summer nights out. Thanks, ladies!

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