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What to Wear on a Hot Summer Day with Talbots

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I was in New York late last month for the day. It was as hot as the sun so I wanted to wear an outfit that was polished but comfortable. I grabbed an old shirt dress in my closet, and it was perfect.

It prompted me to go on the hunt for a few moresomething that is easy to throw on but looks like you put in some effort and doesn’t cling in the heat.

So I shopped at Talbots Semi-Annual Red Door Sale, where you can get 40% off markdowns, and found a head-to-toe outfit that was exactly what I wanted and at a fantastic price.

We love Talbots for their quality, size-inclusive array of merchandise, and right now you can find buy now, wear now pieces that will help round out your warm weather wardrobe.

Let me show you what I found: a classic lightweight linen dress with a pretty seasonal bag and block heeled sandals that are not only chic but shockingly comfortable.

Shirtdress | Sandals | Crossbody

A simple linen shirt dress is the epitome of hot weather, one-step dressing and you can go anywhere in this. From a lunch with friends, a dinner out, a baby or bridal shower, even work.

Available in Misses, Petite and Plus, I am 5’10 and wearing the 8.

Note: If you need to shorten the skirt, a hem would be an easy alteration that you could get done at your local dry cleaner.

Shirtdress | Sandals

I love that it has pockets and the belt ties a nice bow.

But, if you want to change it up you can remove it and add a leather belt.

Then I found these quilted leather block heel sandals and they are heaven. The braid detail adds just the right amount of texture to make them feel special.

I’m a big fan of a block heel, I find them so much easier to walk in and these happen to be incredibly comfortable. Plus, I love this tan color they are calling “Havana.” Also available in black, indigo and pink.

Sandals | Crossbody

You can really see the detail of the shoes here. I highly recommend, especially since they are currently an extra 50% off.

Finally, to finish the look I found this versatile crossbody bag. Above I tucked the straps in to make it a clutch.

Sandals | Crossbody

Talbot’s Red Door Event ends on July 21st!

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Megan Kristel

Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

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Becky Anderson

Thursday 11th of July 2024

You got me, Megan! I just bought the entire outfit. It is exactly what I've needed as I transition into my new role as a Professor.


Thursday 11th of July 2024

I ordered the sandals in both black and tan. Can't wait to get them. A few years back you recommended a suede braided block-heel sandal that I bought and wore forever! I've been looking for something similar and these will be great. The style is so versatile. Thanks for finding them!

Megan Kristel

Thursday 11th of July 2024

I think you'll love them! When I tried them on I was so pleasantly surprised!

Cindy Morgan

Thursday 11th of July 2024

I have always loved Talbots because their pants and shirts had the length I needed because I am tall-ish. And the quality is good too. I have a couple of pairs of their side-zip, no waistband slacks (I think they were called "Hollywood") that I purchased in the 90s. Still fashionable and still look good. Great source for cashmere too.