J.Crew Rumi Summer Dress

Remember this dress from my last post?  Here are a few ways to style a casual cotton dress – from the casual office to the casual date night – with items from J.Crew’s summer collection.

Smart Casual Outfit

If you work in an office that is casual, consider the smart casual approach, which will help you maintain the casual feel with a sharper finish

Bring simple, casual neutral pieces together to neutralize and complement the bright coral dress.

Trendy Professional Dress Outfit

Add professional elements like a jacket and closed-toe pump along with trendy elements like a nautical stripe to demonstrate your knowledge of the season’s trends.  Layer your style on with a metallic necklace and clutch of choice.

Classic Professional Dress Outfit

Bring a level of sophistication with clean, classic pieces like a white jacket and streamlined pump.  A strappy heel with a little pattern can take this look from day to evening.

Weekend/Weeknight Dress Outfit

Flats and a few easy pieces play off the dress for a casual date night that is incredibly comfortable.

All pictured items are all available at JCrew.com for summer 2011.

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