With the fall officially in sight, wardrobes are definitely in seasonal limbo. It seems everyone is on the hunt for pieces that feel like autumn-ready but still offer ventilation from the lingering summer temps. It seems many celebs are in the same predicament, often opting for frocks that will layer nicely when the weather cools down. Case in point: Olivia Palermo's Zara dress.
If you've been perusing the the 33-year-old's Instagram feed recently, you'll find a series of enviable images and ensembles from her vacation off the southwest coast of Turkey. In addition to plenty of swimsuit inspiration, the influencer sported the most perfect printed shirtdress from everyone's favorite affordable retailer Zara while boating around the Aegean Sea. At first glance, the one-piece wonder feels like the perfect cold-weather item with its high collar, long sleeves, button-down detailing, and rich color way. However, the lightweight fabric makes the dress perfectly breathable for warmer days, too.
To complete her boat-side look, Palermo opted for retro-inspired accessories, which included white cat-eye sunglasses by Salvatore Ferragamo, a chunky chain-link necklace, and a large straw bucket bag to hold all her vacay essentials. She looked the epitome of Old Hollywood glam.
Now, if you're looking to spend these final sweltering summer days in comfort, Palermo's dress (or something similar) would be a worthy option. You can throw it on over a swimsuit for a last-call beach day or brunch with friends and complement the look with a pair of simple white sneakers or slip-on sandals. Once the fall weather officially kicks in, swap out your summer footwear for trendy white knee-high boots or chunky loafers (with socks for extra pizazz!). The beauty of this whole situation? Palermo's particular dress costs less than $100 making it not only a practical choice, but also a budget-friendly one.
If this particular style is just not up your alley, don't fret. There are plenty of options — both from affordable and luxury brands — that will fit the summer-to-fall transition nicely. Just make sure you pick dresses in breathable, lightweight fabrics like cotton or silk blends that will fight heat but layer nicely with outerwear once fall kicks in. Ahead, a few options (including Palermo's pick, which is still in stock) that will keep your wardrobe in check no matter the temps.