If there are two spring essentials that will last you through the summer, it’s the rather controversial flat-form sandals and and a definite Do maxi-dress. But how to style these two need 'em now closet staples together? Easy, just check out today’s perfect outfit for some simple dressing lessons. A striped maxi-dress is ideal paired with an easy vintage-feel denim jacket and would be perfect for an al fresco L.A. party or a day of shopping with your BFFs. Just don’t forget to strap on a pair of flat-form sandals, which not only give a slight boost to your height but provide a nice balance of comfort and Prada'esque edge. We know they're on your Rad or Bad list (ours, too), but in this particular Perfect Outfit, they're just that—perfect.
Essential #1: Striped Maxi-Dress—
The ultimate essential for a spring day of shopping or summer music festival, you’ve got to pick up at least one maxi-dress this season...okay, maybe two!
Belted Stripe Maxi Dress, $195, available at Net-A-Porter and Vince, 112 South Robertson Boulevard (at Alden Street); 310-247-8299.
Essential #2: Flat-form Sandals—
Lower than a platform but with the same oomph, we love this season’s flat-form shoe for so many reasons. This UO option looks like a million bucks—but is much more wallet-friendly.
Cooperative Janis Flatform Sandal, $59, available at Urban Outfitters, 1520 North Cahuenga Boulevard (at Sunset Boulevard); 323-555-1212.
Essential #3: Denim Jacket—
If you don’t already have this staple in your closet, be sure to pick one up now. It’s ideal draped over a summer floral frock and everyday tank-tops.
Paige Vermont Jean Jacket, $179, available at Paige Premium Denim, 116 North Robertson Boulevard (at Beverly Boulevard); 310-360-9888.
Essential #4: Bright Nail Polish—
This L.A. lass scored a perfect 10 with her bright nail polish, and we highly recommend you follow her lead.
Sephora by OPI Nail Polish Slushied, $10, available at Sephora, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Century Park East); 310-843-0123.