7 Chic Dress and Sandal Trends I'm Thrilled About


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More than ever, I'm excited about fashion's ability to boost my mood and provide a respite from the doom-and-gloom that dominates the news cycle. Maybe it's the Libra in me, but my clothing purchases right now are very optimistic. I'm buying fun summer dresses and sandals that have me hoping for occasions to wear them in the future, but for now, I'll settle on walking my dog in my new dress. 

I know it's certainly not a new trend, but I think the selection of puff-sleeve dresses right now is better than ever. Our favorite affordable retailers like H&M, Topshop, and & Other Stories sure know how to make mean puff sleeves on everything from midis to maxis. As for sandals, I have my eye on the pastel and buckle trends, which are luckily available at a range of different prices. Scroll down to shop my favorite dress and sandal trends for summer 2020.

Puff-Sleeve Dresses

Pastel Sandals

Crochet Dresses

Open-Back Details

Buckled Sandals

Simple Ribbed Dresses

Mint-Colored Dresses

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Erin Fitzpatrick
Senior News Editor

Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 12 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of senior news editor (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.