Only the Best: 30 Dresses, Sandals, and Shorts That'll Make Your Summer Better

Woman wearing raffia J.Crew sandals in the grass.

Pictured: J.Crew Callie Sandals ($110)

(Image credit: @chrissyford)

We're past the Fourth of July mark, which means that summer is in full swing, and it won't be over anytime soon. There are still many weeks of hot weather left, and it will only get hotter from here. When the heat index is hovering around 100° (basically every day in the South where I live), the only things I can stand wearing are dresses, sandals, and shorts. Luckily, there's an abundance of these three things on the internet right now.

Prompted by the current heat waves sweeping the country, I put together a handy list of my favorite items in each of these three categories of staples. I don't know about you, but I've already worn all of my favorite summer items multiple times, and it isn't even mid-July yet. Now, I'm eager to add a few new pieces to my warm-weather wardrobe. Keep scrolling to join me in shopping my 30 favorite dresses, sandals, and shorts on the internet right now. The next challenge will be to narrow them down to what I'm actually buying. At this point, I want it all.




Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.