There are certain clothing items that can be reworked to allow us to look fashionable and on trend no matter what the occasion. The best example of this is undoubtedly the little black dress, subsequently referred to by the popular acronym LBD. While its cousin from the other end of the color spectrum may be slightly less well-known, the little white dress is just as multifunctional. This season, it could even be argued that the LWD is gaining popularity over the cult classic. The best part about either is that whether worn with a structured blazer, high heels and posh accessories or a jean jacket and Converse high-top sneakers, these dresses look great, making either a fantastic wardrobe investment piece.

This Fashionista paired her romantic LWD with understated accessories that have a special significance to her. The ring was her mother’s graduation ring from 1971, the earrings belonged to her grandmother (her father bought them for her in the former Soviet Union) and the bracelet featuring the Southwestern design belonged to an elderly friend of her family, who spent a lot of time in Arizona. There is nothing better than a great thrift store find, except maybe two. This trendsetting lady clearly knows how to shop as both her backpack and dress are vintage.

To create your own summery girl next door outfit, look for a light white dress and conversation starting accessories. This sleeveless sundress by Topshop is a staple garment you will want to wear over and over again. You can add detail at the waist with a skinny belt, such as this one from Old Navy. To follow in this Fashionista’s footsteps, opt for bohemian-influenced accessories, such as these earrings and this ring, both from Forever 21. Fringed brown sandals such as these ASOS ones and a small brown leather backpack are great options to complete the look. The result will be a flattering ensemble that is effortlessly chic and just right for a warm day.

Spotted: Little black and white dresses were featured in Theyskens’ Theory spring ready-to-wear 2013 collection.

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