If you think that the final weeks of August means having to stow away your favorite sundresses, allow Kerry Washington's orange gingham dress to prove you wrong. The actor showed just how easy it is to make even the brightest of frocks work well into the fall season. By keeping your accessories just as loud as the rest of your outfit, you'll be the sunniest person at your office, guaranteed.
Washington was photographed as she entered the annual Day of Indulgence party, hosted by top Hollywood producer Jennifer Klein. Washington picked a brightly colored gingham dress designed by Kate Spade New York for the event. She joined actors like Lili Reinhart, Lea Michele, and Camila Mendes for some much-needed pampering at Klein's Brentwood home. Washington's floral and gingham pick featured a demure cutout across the bodice and a delicate bow-front closure, making it the perfect piece to wear for any end-of-summer affair.
The actor accessorized her look with a pair of orange stiletto sandals by Charles Keith, gold drop earrings by Dana Rebecca, and stacked gold and pink rings from EF Collection. She finished off her entire look with a pair of rose-tinted oval shaped sunglasses and a matching pink tote. Her hair was coiled in a thick braided high bun style for a fun complement to her equally sweet ensemble.
Good news: You can still shop Washington's exact dress right now, but you should act fast. The piece is already completely sold out on Kate Spade's own site, and other retailers are quickly following suit. If you're hesitant about going too bold with color, brands like Paper London and Lulu's make more muted options in more neutral hues that still pop.
Midi-length dresses have been massively popular over the past year thanks to how versatile they can be. The longer length makes the frock more appropriate for everything from the workplace to formal occasions. To tone down the look for the office, try wearing your selection with a lower heel or a pair of clean white sneakers. To emulate Washington's look on your own, shop for similar dresses that feature elevated aspects such as cutouts, button-front details, or ties on the sleeves. Also, look for pieces that come in lighter shades of orange or yellow to copy her style.
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