How to Style a Slip Dress For Summer, According to Street Style

A silk slip dress and an oversized blazer. When paired together this summer duo is a masterclass in pared-back elegance, whatever the occasion.

Photo: Dan Roberts for Vogue, street style moments from Australian Fashion Week 2021

Silk slip dresses are a stunning year-round staple, but they make for the best dressy piece for hot weather in the form of sweet mini or flowy ankle-grazing silhouettes. When you need to look your most polished, take a styling hint from the street style stars of Sydney and pair yours with a sharp blazer (bonus points for choosing a matching shade). As seen on and off the runways, tailored, oversized blazers complement almost any outfit. They’re simple and refined, yet make such a strong style statement. For cocktail hours or more casual settings, add in a bold statement necklace, chunky earrings or a few stacked rings. A ladylike bag, minimal strappy sandals and a low bun will add a touch of glamour to your look.

Expert advice: a lightweight silk slip dress is highly versatile and perfect when it comes to transitioning your wardrobe to fall, too. Styled with sharp tailoring can easily live on with boots, heels and closed-toe flats in the mix.