1 DRESS, 5 WAYS Summer Style

Lauren over at Stylized Existence asked me to create two looks with one piece pulled from my closet for you today. This black Joie dress — a.k.a. the most versatile piece for summer ever — is silky, short, swingy, and simply perfect for a number of warm weather occasions that I decided to style 5 looks! So here are the first 3, then hop over there to see the other 2…

Joie dress, $278 // straw tote, $39 (similar)  // Target scarf, $15.99 (in-store)  // TOMS aviators, $139  // black leather flip flops (old), $139.99 (similar)

small shop: Joie dress styled "brunch shower"

Joie dress, $278 // J.Crew scarf, $65 (in-stores) // wicker clutch (old), $88 (similar)  // bamboo bangles, $14.99 (similar) // leopard sandals c/o ShoeMint (sold out), $49.90 (similar)  


small shop: Joie dress styled "cocktail party"

Joie dress, $278 // House of Harlow 1960 necklace, $75 // gold sequin mesh clutch (old), $74.40 (similar)  // black link bangle, $25  // Kate Spade black strappy sandals (old), $295 (similar)


The last 2 looks on Stylized Existence I’m calling “Everyday” and “Date Night.” If you see anything you are itching to get, here are some links for those:

Joie dress, $278 // TOMS aviators, $139  // long chain necklace (old), $69.50 (similar) // Hayden-Harnett cross-body fringe bag (old), $88 (similar) // Jellypop wood platform sandals, $54.99

Joie dress, $278 // Hudson white denim jacket, $158 // Mae Badiyan necklace, $50 // Rebecca Minkoff studded clutch, $225 // Pierre Hardy python sandals, $196 (similar)

(Sorry to make you jump back and forth…I was trying to be a good guest blogger and not ruin her lovely template!)

Happy Monday!

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Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. LOVE all of these looks! That dress is super cute, versatile, and looks so good with everything. Reminds me I need to fill my closet with more pieces like this. Thanks for the styling ideas Erika! On my way over to check out the other two looks. Happy Monday 🙂

  2. Love this dress — so perfect and versatile for summer. I love the second look with the J.Crew floral scarf and those leopard sandals, I’m so sad they’re sold out!

  3. Ohhh I love every single look! I spy a pair of satin heels that i so desperately need to go with my bridesmaid dress in a wedding coming up. Off to find that Kate Spade Pair you have!

  4. Joie is the best !! I picked up a few new Summer tops from them this weekend 🙂 Really love the first too looks…love both of the scarfs !


  5. That black dress is the perfect dress to wear so many ways. I love every single way you styled it Erika. That colorful scarf is such a pretty touch!

  6. Really love that Joie dress, clearly very versatile. I’ve been eyeing those shoemint sandals and this post just proves I for sure need them.

  7. oh these are gorgeous!!! my favorite is brunch shower – i am obsessed with leopard and it really does look so cool paired with flowers. great choices! heading over to see the other two right now! xoxo

  8. I love everything you wear and everything you do. Is that too strong? hee hee
    xoxo -e (modern24seven)