What to Wear on a Hot Summer Evening

Styling the comfiest navy jersey maxi dress for a hot summer evening! 

Navy Jersey Maxi Dress featured by popular Charlotte fashion blog, Louella

c/o navy jersey maxi dress | navy straw hat | straw tote | pink espadrille wedges | cable cuff | cable ring 

I think most of us can agree that summer has hit and the temperatures are only going up! Now that we’re over the rain EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. phase temperatures are high, humidity is high and it’s HOT! I, for one, am not hating it though. Summer is my second favorite season {close second to fall} and I love soaking up as much of it as a possibly can. Are you with me? 

Come warmer months {and really all year} I love wearing dresses! Typically, I’m all about mini dresses but this year, it’s all about the midi and maxi. There’s something a little more romantic and put together about the longer lengths. Not to mention, they let you show off a little more skin elsewhere since your legs are covered. The halter neckline on this navy jersey maxi dress really shows off your arms and shoulders. 

Navy Jersey Maxi Dress featured by popular Charlotte fashion blog, Louella

Navy Jersey Maxi Dress featured by popular Charlotte fashion blog, Louella

Navy Jersey Maxi Dress featured by popular Charlotte fashion blog, Louella

If you’ve been following Louella Reese for any length of time you may have realized I almost ALWAYS {aka 99% of the time} wear items that have sleeves. Sleeveless, strapless, tiny cap sleeves, etc…have never been a friend of mine. The reason for this, I am SO self conscious about my arms. Every girl {heck every person} has that one body part/spot that they don’t feel 100% comfortable with. My arms are that part for me. Always have been and I’m sure always will be, at least somewhat. 

However things have changed a bit! And you may have noticed that by today’s post {as well as Tuesday’s} and recent Instagram posts with me wear inga tank {gasp!}. BBG has changed the game for me y’all! I’ve never had a workout sculpt my arms as much as this program. And while I’m still not 100% confident in my arms, I feel SO much better about them. I now feel as though I can comfortably wear tanks, sleeveless items, and pretty halter dresses like this one. If you’ve been contemplating starting the BBG program, I HIGHLY recommend it! If you have any questions about it, feel free to comment below with them or send me an email at louellareese@gmail.com

Gap Natural Straw Tote - Navy Jersey Maxi Dress featured by popular Charlotte fashion blog, Louella

Navy Jersey Maxi Dress featured by popular Charlotte fashion blog, Louella

Navy Jersey Maxi Dress featured by popular Charlotte fashion blog, Louella

c/o navy jersey maxi dress | navy straw hat | straw tote | pink espadrille wedges | cable cuff | cable ring 

Okay, back to maxi dresses and the real reason for this blog post! To complete this look I threw on my favorite hat {seriously obsessed}, a straw tote, and the comfiest espadrille wedges. Truly these are three of my favorite accessories right now. They’ve all been on serious repeat as of late! If you’re in the market for a straw tote you need to jump on this one! It’s currently marked down to $34.99 AND an extra 20% off. 

Also, if you’re in the market for some fabulous maxi dresses, I’ve found LOTS at various price points. Shop maxi dresses under $50, $100, and $200 below by clicking the images. 

Maxi Dresses under $50 

Maxi Dresses under $100 

Maxi Dresses under $200 

PHOTOS BY KRISTEN BISHOP DAY

34 Comments

  1. Danielle
    June 7, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    What an adorable look girlfriend! That dress looks so light and breezy. Love it with the hat too!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

  2. June 7, 2018 / 3:31 pm

    All about a summer maxi dress!! They’re so fun to twirl around in and heck, they keep me warm in all the restaurants that crank up the AC this time of year haha!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    • June 7, 2018 / 3:49 pm

      I could not agree more! Perfect dresses for twirling. And OMG yes!!! My legs are always freezing haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. June 7, 2018 / 5:31 pm

    Loving this color on you! Looking so chic! xo

  4. sarah lindner
    June 8, 2018 / 9:52 am

    What a beautiful color on you and the perfect summer maxi dress!

    xoxo
    Sarah Lindner

  5. Liz
    June 8, 2018 / 10:51 am

    You look super cute! And that dress looks really comfy!

  6. maggie
    June 8, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    This look is perfect for summer!!

  7. June 8, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    The heat and humidity in Miami is also unreal. And like you, I am living in comfy dresses.
    XO,
    Mei

    • June 10, 2018 / 4:07 pm

      Oh I cannot even imagine! You definitely need all the lightweight comfy dresses you can get!

      xo Laura Leigh

  8. June 9, 2018 / 12:45 am

    Loving the style of this maxi and how you styled it– so cute!

  9. June 10, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    I absolutely love this maxi! It’s the perfect style and can be worn for any type of occasion!

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

  10. Emily
    June 13, 2018 / 9:45 am

    This maxi is ADORABLE! So easy to wear in this heat too!

  11. June 13, 2018 / 10:56 pm

    Love this dress on you girl and you need to be wearing this all the time!

    BNBstyling.com

  12. June 15, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    LOVE this dress on you girlfriend! Even though I’m also kinda self conscious of my arms…I HATE sleeves if they’re a little too tight because I sweat too much;) TMI, I KNOW!

    The Champagne Edit

    • June 15, 2018 / 5:10 pm

      Thank you lady! YES I feel the same about sleeves like that. Sometimes they end up making me more self conscious than if I wasn’t wearing any.

      xo Laura Leigh

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