How to Style a Dress for Summer 2021

What’s your favorite piece to wear for the summer?

For me dresses are definitely toward to top of my list! As I’m sure you know, dresses are super popular for summer 2021. I’m a fan of all different kinds of dresses – floral, casual, maxi, tshirt and other styles. Today I’m going to show you how to style a dress for summer 2021 featuring my favorite casual tank dress from Pink Lily Boutique. And if you want additional spring/summer outfit ideas, be sure to check outย these 4 pieces you can wear for both spring AND summer!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Here is the dress I am styling:ย Pink Lily Ribbed Tank Dress

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This look was inspired by the way the dress was styled on their website. I saw the navy blue dress first and immediately fell in love with the look. My new pair of Nike Court Royale 2 sneakers had just come in the mail which were PERFECT for pairing with this dress. I took inspiration from two different stylings of the dress to create my final outfit. This was the inspiration for the look:

Pink Lily Ribbed Tank Dress
(These images are from Pink Lily Boutique)

The moment I saw these photos I knew I had to have this dress and recreate this look myself. I was nearly obsessing over this dress and couldn’t wait to style it! I even got worried it would sell out before I could buy it (don’t worry, it’s still available at the time of writing this post). The whole outfit was planned out in my head and I was waiting for the day I would finally wear it. I already had the hat, white sneakers, necklace and sunglasses – all I needed was the dress. So of course I ordered the dress and got it in the beige color.

This was the final look

Pink Lily Summer Dress Style

Pink Lily Beige DressShop this entire look here

I was loving this whole outfit so much that I had so many favorite photos! ๐Ÿ˜ My friends and audience on Instagram were loving this outfit too. This might be my favorite outfit yet of 2021. The best part is that this dress is only $36! And it is SO easy to style. You’ll be sure to get numerous wears out of this dress.

Here is theย original Instagram post I was referring to.

Loving this style and looking to recreate it yourself?

Yes!!! I’m so glad you’re loving this look as much as I do! I made a list of what you will need in order to create and style this look for yourself.

In order to style this look, here is what you will need:

  • Neutral colored tank or t-shirt dress
  • All white sneakers
  • Tan/beige fedora or sun hat
  • Your favorite sunnies (sunglasses)
  • A layered necklace

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Outfit details:

  • Dress – Pink Lily Boutique
  • Shoes – Nike from DSW or Nordstrom Rack
  • Hat – Amazon
  • Sunglasses – SOJOS on Amazon
  • Necklace – Rocksbox (JACKIERBFF33 for 1 month free)
  • Bracelet – Victoria Emerson


I hope you enjoyed this quick little tutorial on how to style a dress for summer 2021. If there is anything else you’d like to see styled, let me know in the comments!

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