What to wear with a green dress

In most of the country, it's hotter than, well, July right now, and while it's a not-so-balmy 59 degrees in San Francisco today, I do remember what it's like to live in a climate that's so hot, all you can think of doing is jumping into a pool of ice water, or a meat locker, or a cryogenic tank. I also know that when it's that hot, the best thing to wear is a dress, preferably something lightweight enough so that if there is actually a breeze, it might circulate to your skin. So in honor of those of you suffering from Actual Summer, I'm officially declaring July Dress Month here at Cheryl Shops. There will be dress outfits, dress shopping guides, and simply so many dresses, you will be begging me for pants by August. But in the meantime, here's a dress!

Sézane is a fairly new discovery for me (I've worn two of their tops in this post and this one), and this was the first dress I ordered from the brand. I bought it because the color is unlike anything else in my closet and I always believe in trying new things. Clearly I wasn't the only person to fall in love with this dress, as the green version is sadly sold out on their site, however Nordstrom still has it in red and black, both of which are just as lovely. Anyway, this dress is 100% silk and feels like you're wearing nothing, which I love. I'm in a size 40, which is what I tend to order in French brands; I maybe could have gone with a 38, but I like a looser, body-skimming fit.

Because I own virtually nothing in this color, I was a little stumped on how to wear it—it was too earthy with a brown leather jacket, and too superhero-y with black, but my trusty denim jacket (last seen here) felt just right. So once again, if you don't own a denim jacket, get one—it's usually the right answer.

I haven't talked about my jewelry in awhile here, but this dress felt like the perfect one to pair with one of my favorite new necklaces. It's from the Rebecca Minkoff x Stella & Dot collection (full disclosure: I work for the corporate office), and it's the perfect shape to wear with a lower V-neckline. My bag is also Stella & Dot although it's sadly sold out online. As I've noted before, it's the perfect going-out bag for the weekend, and I love that there's a wrist strap too.

As for my shoes, these are one of my favorite pairs—I'm firmly in the "leopard is a neutral" camp, and here they add a little texture and pattern without overwhelming the dress. These are several seasons old, but I've linked a similar pair below. I love these because the straps are really flattering and the heel is high enough to be flattering but low and wide enough to still be comfortable.

Doesn't it look like these photos were shot in Charleston or somewhere lush and green in the South? It's actually a tiny pedestrian street in Russian Hill, San Francisco, which is quickly becoming our favorite neighborhood to shoot in. When it has magical little nooks like this, it's hard to stay away!

OUTFIT DETAILS: Sézane dress (similar style here) || Gap jacket || Tory Burch shoes (similar here or here) || Stella & Dot Landon necklace and pouch (similar here)


passion fruit, paws and peonies said...

I adore Sezane clothes and have the blouse version of this dress!! You're looking great xx

Laura B said...

That is such a great shade of green! I love it with the leopard shoes!

Nancy's Fashion Style said...

Nothing better then a denim jacket on a pretty dress!

Jodie's Touch of Style said...

I just bought a green dress, but I didn't think about pairing my leopard shoes with it---that's brilliant!!
You look absolutely lovely in this Cheryl!!

Jessica Jannenga said...

LOVE your green dress Cheryl. I would gratitate towards it too, as you know i love color. It looks light and perfect for the heat! The jean jacket looks perfect with it and i adore your leopard strappy heels, the perfect neutral print with your beautiful dress.
Happy 4th!
thanks for linking!
jess xx

Carrie said...

It is MISERABLY hot here! I love the scalloped hem on this gorgeous green dress! I need more of this pretty green in my closet. Those shoes are so pretty and I love anything leopard.


Claire Justine said...

Lovely shade of green Cheryl. Green looks great on you. I have a new green dress and you have reminded me to wear it :)

Thanks for linking up to The Wednesday Blog Hop. Hope you can join me tomorrow :)

notdeadyetstyle said...

LOVE those shoes, Cheryl, and I totally agree the denim jacket is perfect with your silk dress. Thanks for linking, xo


Avec Amber said...

I love this vibrant shade of green and the scalloped hem! Such a great summer dress. =)

I hope you are having a great week so far!



Heather Noire said...

I always feel like green can be tricky to match. I love the way you styled this colour here :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2018/07/spotlight-on-coachs-new-look.html