If you're not a summer-hater who wears black all the time and would rather revel in the blazing sunshine with a bright, cheerful dress, consider this halter by Apiece Apart. Made from raw cotton, it's breezy and lightweight — exactly what you need for this time of year. Plus, the little details like the raw-edge neckline and chunky fabric give it an extra-special touch. Try it with slip-on sandals and a cross-body bag to add texture, like this faux-python-leather one by vegan-friendly brand Freedom of Animals. And if you really want to get fancy with the styling, you can throw matching cuffs on both wrists.
Apiece Apart Merida Fan Dress, $266 at Mill Mercantile; Freedom of Animals Boromo Circle Bag, $300 at Freedom of Animals; Madewell the Sightseer Slide Sandals, $60 at Shopbop; Lizzie Fortunato Marble Cuffs, $300 each at Lizzie Fortunato; Steven Alan Amity Sunglasses, $225 at Steven Alan.
Photographer: Prakash Shroff; Styling by Diana Tsui; Model: Brooke Durrant at Muse Management; Makeup by William Scott; Hair by Takashi Ashizawa using Oribe Hair Care; Photo Editor: Emily Shornick; Photo Assistant: Brian Bee.